Up for sale, a 1981 Rickenbacker 4001 in excellent condition, featuring the original sleek Jetglo gloss nitro lacquer finish and neck through body construction. 100% original, this Rickenbacker is a rich and resonant instrument with tons of power and note attack. The bass thumps and growls with the best and the sustain is near endless.Currently strung with roundwound 45-105 strings that accentuate the grind and top end articulation of the instrument, there's equal parts midrange power and fundamental warmth available via the original Hi-Gain pickups. The bass is well balanced and very resonant at 9lbs 8oz, and has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low, comfortable action and solid intonation. The neck has a D shaped profile with ample shoulder and a thick slab rosewood fretboard, measuring. 925 deep at the 1st fret and tapering slightly thinner to. The 33 1/4 scale is Rickenbacker's traditional long scale, and the lacquered slab rosewood fretboard features original frets and pearl triangle inlays. The frets play cleanly in all registers, showing moderate wear on frets 1-5, extending beneath A and D until fret 7, with virtually no wear further up the board. The original nut measures a full 1 5/8 in width with ideal string spacing. The headstock features the original Rickenbacker logo/truss rod cover, as well as stock tuning machines that turn very smoothly and hold pitch well.
All of the electronics work as they should, with CTS pots which date to mid 1980. The Rick-o-Sound stereo jackplate has a cleanly stamped serial number with "UF" prefix which dates to June of 1981. The chrome hardware on this bass is quite clean, and the full compliment of original knobs retain their clean caps. The Jetglo nitro lacquer finish shows light buckle rash at the bass-side waist and a few additional expected nicks and scuffs on the back.There is one ding at the treble-side waist on the top binding, and one small scrape and finish chip on the back of the body with targeted touchup. The neck profile is very clean, exhibiting only a few very minor shallow nicks. The original black tolex Rickenbacker hardshell case is included, with original latches and handle intact. 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. The item "1981 Rickenbacker 4001 Vintage Electric Bass Guitar Jetglo with Case, 4003" is in sale since Saturday, February 1, 2020.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Bass Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.