Hey... I have on the way a late '73 Rickenbacker 4001 (JetGlo) that I was able to purchase for $865 (pic attached). Since it is a late '73 (November 1973 according to the serial number), it doesn't have the checkerboard binding or the Grover tuners like some of the early '73's did. According to the person I bought it from it has had one pick-up replaced and also the knobs, pots and switch replaced...all with genuine Ric parts. However, it does come with the original case and apparently he purchased the bass 2 years ago from the original owner. It appears to be in good shape, but I'm having this "too good to be true" feeling. I realize this isn't an "all original" bass, but I have to think it's worth a little more than what I'm paying. Any input?