I have a Rickenbacker 4001, I ran the serial no. A while back and think it is a 1982. It is Blue. I think I am probably the second owner, I purchased it in 84. It has some scratches and skuffs, but not bad. The worst thing about it is a couple cracks in the finish. Took it to a luthier about refinishing it and he thought that it would probably not increase the value. I don't know? I have switched completely to 5 string and am moving more toward fretless. I am thinking about parting with the Rick in trade for a nice fretless 5 string bass. I will post photos tomorrow.