SOLD 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 JetGlo with all the features - 100% original

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by IanAllison, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    This is a unicorn. 1972 Rickenbacker 4001 JetGlo bass, 100% original, with all the cool features. It has been played but is in exceptional shape for it's age. Minimal fret wear as it's worn flats most of it's life. Truss rods work great, neck is totally stable. Lightweight and super resonant. Sounds fabulous. Please watch the video for the full breakdown and demo:

    1972 Rickenbacker 4001
    Serial # 1407
    JetGlo (black)
    100 % original
    Checkerboard binding (no cracks!)
    Crushed triangle inlays with points off the board
    Toaster neck pickup
    Gap tooth sand cast bridge (no tail lift)
    Crackerjack box wavy Grover tuners
    Plexi truss rod cover
    Plexi tug bar (!)
    8 pounds 13 oz on my digital scale
    Original pickup cover
    Original case

    $3999 plus $99 insured and shipped to your door in CONUS / no trades please / paypal cool

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    Last edited: Jun 10, 2016
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  2. Sweet!
    Man if that was only a MG....
    Looks in great shape considering it's age, really nice.
  3. foderaman


    Jun 14, 2005
    Toaster Neck Pickup These and the Checkered Binding where on 4001 Ricks until Mid 73. Loved the thin necks on this era Ricks. New ones are like tree trunks.This is the Era all the Rock Players had in the 70,s its a Classic !!!!
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2016
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  4. Oh.......My.....God.......


    If I had HALF the spring sales I had anticipated, this would be mine. :crying::crying::crying::crying:

    @Joe Nerve I know you are selling some stuff, not picking up new stuff. And I know you are thrilled with your 4003. And I know that this is probably "less" of a bass.

    But.......THIS would be Amazing for your Purple tribute. Just saying'!
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  5. Oh - and your price is spot on. There was one in a local shop, same details, and was about $4K and sold quickly.
  6. Wolfenstein666

    Wolfenstein666 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2014
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  7. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2004
    Northeastern PA
    Sweet! It's November '72, not early. :)
  8. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Thanks Fran. OP corrected.
  9. Sully Sullivan

    Sully Sullivan

    Jun 10, 2016
    I went to the Rick site and, if I entered your serial number correctly, it was manufactured in November 1972. My Fire-Glo 4001 was from Feb.1973. Yours is in much better shape than mine however. Mine was stolen in 1982 and found in 1985 with no case. Your price is in line with other 4001s the same age and condition.
  10. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Thanks Sully!
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  11. AtomicPunk

    AtomicPunk Supporting Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Detroit Metro, MI USA
    Not to be a Rick Dick, but was the tug bar a standard Ric feature?
  12. A very long time ago, yes.

    You can see it on Glover's Rick in this picture.

  13. IanAllison

    IanAllison Supporting Member

    May 27, 2006
    Yup - totally factory standard for a short time in the late 60s - early 70s. Rare indeed.
  14. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Beautiful bass, MAN that MOJO!!!!, Your video demo was the coolest for a selling tool, excellent job.


    May 17, 2007
    It's a beauty, I'm drooling a little......maybe more.
    I'd like to know what the nut is made of?
  16. Indeed tug bar below was right for then too, I had a MG '69 that I constantly miss.
    Also another factoid from that era, look at the bridge, notice the missing tooth! :)
    I sold the bridge a couple years ago when I found it in an old box of parts.
    Because of course it was later modded with a badass II.
    I'm really surprised this is still here.