Up for sale, a 1979 Rickenbacker 4001 boasting the original Autumnglo finish. Essentially a satin-finished incarnation of the custom color Rickenbacker would later christen "Montezuma Brown, " the Autumnglo finish is a true rarity. Currently strung with fresh 45-105 roundwound strings, there's equal parts midrange power and fundamental warmth available via the two original Hi-Gain single coil pickups on this 4001.
Weighing 9lbs 7oz and fully serviced here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this 4001 is dialed in with comfortable action and solid intonation. The neck has a full C profile carve with shoulders that are nicely rounded yet not too overt, offering easy playability in every register and measuring. 920 deep at the 1st fret and. The 33 1/4 scale is Rickenbacker's traditional long scale, and the gloss-finished slab rosewood fretboard features original slender frets and pearl triangle inlays. The frets show moderate wear, most prominent beneath the A and D strings on frets 1-7.The neck is straight, the truss rods are responsive and ideally adjusted, and the bass plays cleanly in every register. The nut measures 1 5/8 in width. The original Rickenbacker logo/truss rod cover is present, and the bass features a set of new clover button tuning machines with extremely smooth and reliable gears. The bass does exhibit a couple repairs of note, with a sender split extending from just below the bass side fretboard edge along the E-A tuner line of the headstock and very cleanly repaired. The Rick-o-Sound stereo jackplate has a cleanly stamped SF-prefix serial number that dates to June of 1979. The stock wiring harness is mounted to a replacement single-ply black pickguard courtesy of Pickguardian. Cosmetic wear beyond the structural repairs includes some scattered marks on the body parameter, a small spot of wear through the gloss on the back of the bass-side body horn, and one mark at the bass-side waist where an extra long bridge mounting screw made its way through the maple on the back. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1979 Rickenbacker 4001 Autumnglo Vintage Electric Bass Guitar, Montezuma Brown" is in sale since Wednesday, March 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
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