Well I know these things are rare, and $2k doesn't sound like a bad price. And just a few months ago, I saw one of these going for $15K on the 'bay! According to the seller, it has previously belonged to Nick St. Nicholas, original bassist for Steppenwolf. He also says that even if that might not be true, it's still rare because only 15 of these were made in the Mapleglo finish back in '66. Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-1966-Rickenbacker-4005-Bass-Vintage-Steppenwolf_W0QQitemZ200331015575QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item200331015575&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1308|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 Now I'm no Ricky expert, nor do I play one on TV But doesn't that sound like a pretty decent price for a bass that one, Rickenbacker no longer makes, and two, looks in such great condition? But then again, I'll leave the evaluation up to the experts, so they can tell us just how genuine this Ricky really is...Because I could be totally wrong, maybe it's a fake. EDIT: Sorry, the post below me is right. I forgot to mention, the auction is not over yet, the price is currently $2k. But at least it ends pretty soon...in 6 hours or so.