Rickenbacker 4000 (1960 - 1962)

Rickenbacker 4000 (1960 - 1962)

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The Rickenbacker 4000 was the first production bass made by the company. With only a small batch made in the mid-1950s, the model took off in 1958 with a Walnut neck (instead of the original Mahogany) and then a Maple/Walnut neck in 1960. Eventually in '64 the horseshoe pickup was replaced with a single coil. 

Years of Production: ca. 1955 - 1985

Product Specs

  • 4000
  • Fireglo
  • Mapleglo
  • 1960 - 1962
Made In
  • United States
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Finish Features
  • Matching Headstock
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 20
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Pickup System
  • Passive
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

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