Vintage 1979 Rickenbacker 4001 Electric Bass Guitar Mapleglo


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What makes this bass special:  Super sweet tone & superb playability with a nice acoustic resonance.  The Mapleglo finish offers classic good looks & the pro set up from Cream City Music ensures the bass is ready to play straight out of the case.

Cosmetic Condition: Great shape for its age with some light play wear - various minor nicks, chips, dents & dings; surface scratches & mild buckle rash. 

Neck:  Slender profile maple neck with cream binding & black side-dots.  Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl triangle inlays.  Frets are in great shape with hardly any wear.  Nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.  The back screws appear to be replacements.  1 11/16" nut width; 33 1/2" scale length.  Neck is straight & truss rods are functioning.

Body:  Neck-thru design with solid maple wings.  Top-loading bridge with adjustable saddles.  Single-ply white plexi pickguard is in great shape with no cracks.  Bass weighs 9 lbs 2.5 oz.

Pickups:  The neck pickup is a replacement "toaster top" but the bridge pickup appears to be original.  Dual volume & tone controls with 3-way toggle switch; mono & stereo outputs.  Pots date to '79 & all electronics are in good working condition.

Case:  Original hardshell case included.  Case is in pretty good shape, but is missing its left-side clasp.