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SOLD '76 MIJ Fretless Rickenbacker Clone [Price Drop]

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RyanJD, Oct 15, 2016.


  1. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Price:
    $375
    Strings:
    4
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Iowa
    Hello TB Classified readers!

    This is a bolt-on Ric clone, made in Japan. There's quite a bit I don't know about it. It's likely out of the coveted Matsumoku factory. I do not know the manufacturer, but from what I've read, a lot of these Ric clones from different companies were all practically the same.
    I believe, based on the serial number, that it was made in 1976.
    I'm unfamiliar with Rickenbackers, but all of the electronics work to my knowledge. Bass/treble volume and tone knobs and a pickup selector.
    Currently strung with unknown flats. (Red silk... LaBella?) It sounds really cool and I'd love to keep it as it's the oldest instrument I've ever owned, and pretty unique in my mind. But I just have too many right now.

    1015161419.

    Please note a couple of issues:
    It's missing the truss rod cover.
    The bridge pickup seems to be a Seymour Duncan SRB-1b, but I can't confirm this to be a fact.
    Some of the binding on the neck is pulling away a little bit. (Pictured below.)
    There are some knicks on the body and a couple on the neck.

    I haven't done anything with it since I got it a few years ago, other than put some new strap buttons on it. I only played it live once when my situation called for a fretless, otherwise it's sat in a gig bag.

    Any other questions, just ask.
    I'm looking for $450 $400 $375, or best offer, shipped in the continental US.
    Thanks.
     

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    Last edited: Dec 1, 2016
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  2. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Price drop to $400 shipped.
     
  3. Alex Bass

    Alex Bass Roy Batty Dreams

    Apr 3, 2016
    Can you please tell me the nut width and weight? Thank you
     
  4. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Well, I can't tell you the weight because I don't have a scale. But it's lighter than my Fender Jazz 4 string. If I had to guess I would say about 8 lbs.
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016
  5. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    So it's pretty wide at the nut. Looks like almost 1.75". The profile is pretty thin, however.
     
  6. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Still available.
     
  7. lfmn16

    lfmn16 Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2011
    charles town, wv
    Sweet!
     
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  8. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Open to offers.
     
  9. Tanner Newport

    Tanner Newport

    Mar 27, 2016
    trade for a 1983 Fender Bullet Bass Deluxe neck with original tuners?
     
  10. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    No thank you.
     
  11. Noshtero

    Noshtero Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    PM'd
     
  12. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    Sold, pending payment.
     
  13. RyanJD

    RyanJD

    Apr 19, 2011
    Iowa
    This guy is gone; heading to Illinois! Thanks to all who inquired!
     

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