While preparing my book over the last eight years or so, I accumulated quite a few Rickenbacker basses. I'm no longer an active player, and I'd like to see the collection distributed to folks who want/need/appreciate a good Rick! Remember back in 2006 when everyone was falling over themselves trying to get on some dealer's list to get one of the 75 special 75th Anniversary Dark Cherry Metallic basses? I was one of them, and was fortunate to get onto North Coast Music's list. As you can imagine, the color is spectacular, especially in sunlight. Dark Cherry Metallic is a fine-grained port-wine color. The 75th Anniversary models feature special laser-etched pick guard (detail photo) back painted in gold with a laser-etched clear acrylic truss-rod cover back painted in silver (lettering) and gold. This bass is virtually unplayed, with less than an hour of noodling and no gigging. However, the back of the instrument developed longitudinal (up and down) checking in the finish, and a little checking on the front of the headstock (hard to show in photos). The front of the body is unaffected. Price is firm at $1999 with case plus shipping. No lower offers, no trades.