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1974 Rickenbacker 4001 Vintage Electric Bass Mapleglo, 100% Original w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1974 Rickenbacker 4001 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Featuring neck through maple body construction, this Rickenbacker thumps and growls with the best and offers healthy sustain, boasting the original Mapleglo gloss finish. The bass weighs 9lbs 7oz, strung with fresh 45-100 roundwound strings, delivering plenty of midrange power and punch via the two original Hi-Gain pickups. This 4001 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple/Walnut
-Shape: Full C shape, generous shoulders, measuring .870” 1st fret and 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, gloss finished with triangular inlays
-Frets: Original slender fretwire, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 33 1/2”
-Nut: 1 5/8”
-Headstock: Maple wings, lucite truss rod cover
-Tuners: Chrome, Grover-made "box" tuners

Body Specs:

-Pickups: Hi-Gain
-Electronics: Volume x2, Tone x2, three-way Pickup Selector
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to the 14th week of '74
-Hardware: Bridge with adjustable mute (new foam)
-Serialization: Engraved on stereo “Rick-o-Sound” jack plate, NH-prefix, dating to August, 1974
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard and knobs

The Mapleglo gloss finish is 100% original with no touch-up or overspray, and cosmetic wear is limited to light buckle war on the bass-side upper bout on the back, a few localized finish scratches at the treble-side waist (also on the back), and just a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.

The original black tolex hardshell case with blue plush interior and black leather ends is included. All three latches are intact and functional, as is the stock handle, and there is light wear on the lid from previously removed tape.