Rickenbacker 4005 1965 - 1971

Rickenbacker 4005 1965 - 1971

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Overview

Similar in design and shape to the iconic Rickenbacker 360 guitar, the Rickenbacker 4005 is a hollowbody electric bass that was produced starting in 1965. The 4005 was never as popular as Rickenbacker solidbody basses like the 4001, and the total output of 4005 basses reflects this. Since going out of production, however, the 4005 has attracted increased attention from collectors which has greatly increased the value of these instruments. 

Years of Production: 
1965 - 1984

Body Style: Double cutaway hollowbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple and Wtgalnut neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Dual Toaster-top pickups, rounded top edges, triangular inlay, bound neck, R-style tailpiece

Finish Specifications: 
Mapleglo and Fireglo were the original finish options for the 4005. 

Notable Players:
 Jack Casady, John Entwistle 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • 4005
Finish
  • Fireglo
  • Jetglo
  • Mapleglo
Year
  • 1965 - 1971
Made In
  • United States
Categories
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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