1974 Rickenbacker 4001 Mapleglo USA Bass

Very Good


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Product Description

Originally introduced as an upgrade to the Rickenbacker 4000, the Rickenbacker 4001 is one of the all-time classic rock basses. The Rickenbacker 4001 bass was manufactured by Rickenbacker as a two-pickup “deluxe” version of their first production bass, the single-pickup model 4000. This famed design, created by noted luthier Roger Rossmeisl, was manufactured between 1961 and 1981.The iconic upper bout and headstock silhouettes of the Rickenbacker 4001 are the most noteable characteristics of the “crested-wave” body shape designed by luthier Roger Rossmeisl for Rickenbacker’s model 4000. The 4001 model features a one piece neck-through body construction, with a solid maple body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, twin truss rods, triangle inlays, two pickups, two volume and two tone dials, a selector switch, and wiring stereo “Rick-O-Sound” outputs that became standard on the 4001 model from 1971 on. This 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 bass is all original and is in very good condition. It does have some minor nicks and scratches for it’s age which is to be expected but plays and sounds incredible. Comes with a Rickenbacker black tolex hardcase.

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Very Good
Medium “D”
One piece neck-through construction
Wavy Gravy Grover Tuners
“Cresting Wave” double cutaway
Solid Body
1 5/8″
Triangle pearled inlays
2 single-coil horseshoe
9 lbs 4.5 oz.
Rickenbacker black Tolex hardcase

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