Just in, this 1979 Rickenbacker 4001 Fretless Bass Guitar!

Rickenbacker basses have always had their own identity: an unmistakable shape with distinctive finishes, inlays and binding. The sound is unique, too. The medium-wide, flat neck is easy to play with fingers or pick.

Purchased in '79, the original owner had the bass professionally converted  from fretted to fretless and upgraded the pickups to Seymour Duncan Quarter pounders.

This 1979 Burgundyglo (Ruby Red) Ric 4001 is in very good shape. Almost 38 years old, it looks and plays like a fine vintage instrument. The finish has very few dings. The binding has aged beautifully and taken on a golden glow.

The 4001 features neck-through-body construction (Rickenbacker was one of the first companies to feature true neck-through design). The 3-piece maple double-bound neck features a rosewood fingerboard with Ric’s recognizable triangular pearloid inlay markers and a comfortable 1 11/16” nut width. The scale is 33 1/4".

The 1 1/4"-deep maple body is bound on the front edge and relieved on the back for added comfort. Two high-gain, single-coil pickups are routed through a 3-way selector switch, 2 volume and 2 tone controls and standard mono and stereo (Rick-O-Sound) outputs. It’s equally easy to get a thick, fundamental thump or wiry, aggressive high end—or a blend of both. Either way, it’s that recognizable Rickenbacker sound.

Every Rickenbacker instrument is still made in the company’s California factory, just like every one has always been.

Features

  • Body Type:               Solid

  • Body Wood:             Maple

  • Neck:                       3-piece Maple/Walnut/Maple, thru-body

  • Fingerboard:            Rosewood w/ triangle pearloid markers

  • Frets:                       20

  • Scale:                       33 1/4"

  • Nut width:                1 11/16”

  • Radius:                     10”

  • Body Binding:          Yes

  • Neck binding:          Yes

  • Tailpiece / Bridge:   RIC Tailpiece and Bridge

  • Pickups:                   2 high-gain single coil

  • Controls:                  2 Volume / 2 Tone / 3-position selector

  • Tuners:                     Schaller Deluxe  

  • Serial No:                 SH 4327

  • Weight:                    9.2 Lbs.


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Product Specs

Condition:
Very Good (Used)
Brand
Rickenbacker
Model
4001
Categories
4-String
Year
1979
Made In
United States
Fretboard Material
Rosewood
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Pickup System
Passive
Number of Strings
4 String
Body Shape
Double Cutaway
Finish Features
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