I saw this guy with his bass tonight. It was so gaudy looking at first that I thought it was a Chinese copy. After I went to talk to the guy it turns out that he worked for Rickenbacker in the early 80s and this all red version was produced with a limit of 3 in 1985 only. Sale price for this in 1985 was 10K he said but that he paid the employee price of $2200.00. It did in fact seem a real Rick. The stained fretboard looked fantastic in person.