Dating rickenbacker 4001 bass

Posted by / 11-Sep-2017 17:03

Dating rickenbacker 4001 bass

A super clean example of a late-70s Stratocaster in exceptionally fine conditions. It has a 1979 serial number and the grey-bottom pickups are dated 19, so the instrument must have been shipped early in 1980.Figured-ash body with brown sunburst finish and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard (and skunk-stripe on the back). No other date is visible, neither on the neck base (the stamp has faded and can't be read anymore) nor on the potentiometers (the date is hidden by the solder-joints).

This model was conceived as a reply to the ES 175, but its early Guild humbuckers give a strong and distinctive personality.The fingerboard shows some wear, but the frets are still in decent condition with lots of room for bending and a nice and easy action.The sound is great, hot and well-balanced, with the right amount of grit you'll expect from a '50s maple-neck Strat.Everything else is 100% original, including pots, screws, knobs, tremolo arm, bridge and saddles, spring-cover on the back. The flamed neck makes this old Strat really special.Not only it looks great, but it also has easy action and playability and a very comfortable profile.

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Great jazz and blues guitar, all original including the frets. Figured ash body, two-tone sunburst finish, maple neck and bakelite parts.