Vintage 1980 Rickenbacker 4001 Fire Glo w/ HSC
The iconic upper bout and headstock silhouettes of the Rickenbacker 4001 are the most salient characteristics of the "crested-wave" body shape designed by luthier Roger Rossmeisl for Rickenbacker's model 4000. The 4001 model features a neck-through construction, a full-wood body, twin truss rods, triangle inlays, two pickups, two volume and two tone dials, selector switch, and wiring for Rick-O-Sound.
This 4001 from 1980 is in excellent overall condition. It is a killer player with wonderful action and it has all of the enormous tone that we have been listening to for decades from bands like YES, Motorhead, Wings, and early Metallica. This bass is finished in the amazing Fire Glo. It has a replaced jack plate but is otherwise all original with no repairs or modifications. The pots all date to 1980. This bass includes a vintage Fender hardshell case.