Rickenbacker 4001 Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1964) made in Santa Ana, California, serial #DG1964, lacquered Fireglo (cherry sunburst) finish, bound maple body, laminated maple and walnut neckthru design, bound rosewood fingerboard with triangular inlay of crushed MOP, correct vintage spec new Rickenbacker Silver Tolex case.
Designed by Roger Rossmeisl and released in 1961, the iconic 4001 was produced continuously until the early 1980s, and famously used by some of the biggest names in the business of bass, from Paul McCartney to jazz giant Ron Carter. With its neckthru design, the string tension is maintained from tuners to tailpiece along the entire length of the neck thus providing structural and vibrational cohesion and integrity. Hand-bound with black and white block or 'checkerboard' body binding, this instrument is considered by many to have the most beautiful form of all basses, with the distinctive cresting wave motif on headstock and body horn.
Some enthusiasts even prefer to see the headstock wave as a bass clef. The vintage mute is present, the dual truss rods work perfectly allowing low action with accurate intonation, and the pickups (bridge pickup replaced during the seventies) sound formidable as only a vintage Rickenbacker can.
This is the cool and incredible sounding 4001 you'll never let go.