Rickenbacker 4001 S Special V63 Satin Mapleglo 2014

Originally introduced an upgrade to the Rickenbacker 4000, the Rickenbacker 4001 is one of the all-time classic rock basses. Offered with a combination of a fat Rickenbacker bass pickup at the bridge and a smaller bar pickup at the neck, the 4001 gave bassists a wide range of big bass tones to work with. This particular model was part of a limited Guitar Center run of 50 featuring satin Mapleglo finishes without binding.

Years of Production: 
1961 - 1986

Body Style: “Cresting Wave” solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Neck-thru construction

Finish Specifications: 
Mapleglo was available on the 4001 starting in 1965. 

Notable Players:
 Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Lemmy Kilmister, Cliff Burton


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