Rickenbacker 4001 Mapleglo 1977

4-String Bass Guitar with Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Rickenbacker 4001 Mapleglo 1977


Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please call to speak to one of our experts.
Finish Details: Original
Body Material: Maple Body
Body Details: Neck-through maple body with maple wings and walnut center strip
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Neck Profile: "C" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .91" (2nd fret), .90" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Scale Length: 33 1/4"
Neck Details: Neck-through maple neck with walnut center strip, bound and lacquered rosewood fretboard, triangle inlays, and dual truss rod. The treble side truss rod is near its maximum adjustability.
Electronics: Original Rickenbacker pickups and wiring harness, with mono and "Ric-o-Sound" outputs, 3-way toggle selector switch, and volume/tone controls for each pickup. The pot codes date to 1977.
Pickup Measurements: N/A due to wiring scheme
Hardware: The bridge has a non-original height adjustment screw on the bass side.
Weight: 9 lbs 9 oz
Modifications/Repairs: The height adjustment screw on the bass side of the bridge has been replaced.
Case Details: Original hardshell case
Cosmetic Condition: The bass shows normal play wear for its age. The finish is glossy with small scratches, dings, and assorted minor blemishes; the back of the body has moderate buckle rash. There are a couple spots where the binding has shrunk away from the body, but it is secure. The hardware has some spots of rust but is adjustable; the jack plate is fully rusted over, however, rendering the serial number illegible.
Tech Notes: Plays well with low action and light neck relief; the bass is currently set up with 45-100 bass strings. The treble side truss rod is near its maximum adjustability, and the treble side of the neck sights with slightly more relief than the bass side. The bass has been set up accordingly and plays cleanly. The frets are moderately tall with light wear. The serial number on the jack plate is rusted over; the pot codes date to 1977.

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