The first electrics by Ro-Pat-In were introduced in 1932 under the Electro String Instruments trademark, which later became the Electro String Instrument Corporation.
By 1934, the brand name on the guitars changed to Rickenbacker.
The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument made famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass.
A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the maple fretboard. Frets: 20Scale Length: 84.5cm (33-1/4'')Neck Width at Nut: 42.9mm (1-11/16'')Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54mm (2-1/8'')Crown Radius: 25.4cm (10'')Body Wood: Walnut Neck Wood: Maple Fingerboard Wood: Maple Weight: 4.1kg (9.0lb.)Overall Length: 113.8cm (44-13/16'')Overall Width: 34.3cm (13-1/2'')Overall Depth: 31.8mm (1-1/4'')Neck Binding: Yes Fret Marker Style: Triangle Tailpiece: RICBridge: RICNeck Type: Through body No.
Please be aware that some instruments manufactured in the late '50s cannot be interpreted by this decoder.
A body style and sound that is beloved by Ric fans now in gorgeous walnut.
It has a solid body witha "R" on the top of the head. Any help is welcome, Thanks Art I'm looking for information on the early to mid 1970s Rick fretless basses.Now we are looking for a letter and a number above the jack. For example a A0= a January, 1987 manufacture date and C2= March 1989 manufacture date.Welcome to Rickenbacker's serial number decoder page.Fast fret wear was a common complaint for many years, and Rickenbacker sought to address the issue. The Rickenbacker 4001 (Fireglo) appears in the comic book series Scott Pilgrim and the Rickenbacker 4003 (Fireglo) appears in the film adaptation Scott Pilgrim vs. The Azureglo variant also appears in the anime series FLCL, used by the character Haruko Haruhara as both an instrument and a weapon.Serial numbers and approximate date of manufacture Dating Rickenbackers from 1961 to 1986 Serial letters and numbers were stamped on the jackplate. The first letter gives the year (starting with A for 1961) and the second letter is the month of manufacture, A through L. Dating Rickenbacker models from 1987 to 1991 From 1987 to 1991 the dating is a little different. The first letter on jackplate is the month and the number is the year starting with 1987 represented by "0".The Rickenbacker 4001 is a bass guitar that was manufactured by Rickenbacker as a two-pickup "deluxe" version of their first production bass, the single-pickup model 4000.