RICKENBACKER 4005

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1965 to 1984

RICKENBACKER produced the 4005 between 1965 and 1984. The two single pickups on the semi-hollow bodied 4005 are spaced as far apart as possible. The rarest version of the 4005 is the 4005 Lightshow: only a handful were made between 1970 and 1975, with colored lights pulsing beneath a translucent plastic body top.

Specifications (23)

Controls

EQ or mix controlsmix control
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 single coil pickups

General

Finish colorsnatural finish
Number of strings4 strings

Body

Body materialmaple body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body stylecresting wave style
Hollow bodysemi-hollow body
Pickguard materialwhite pickguard
Soundholewedge-shaped soundhole

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialpearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerstriangle fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple and walnut neck
Number of frets21 fret
Tuner layouttwo-each-side

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1977$100excellentgreat bass. regret selling it in 80
1967$120000000excellenth

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