PRICE DROP - $2000 for bass and OHSC - $2250 includes 2nd NOS pickup I hate to even sell her, but I just found out that I am losing my job and I have to raise some money quickly... Heres what I got: Excellent Condition 1977 Rickenbacker 3001 FRETLESS in Walnutglo. (only a few dings in the finish and minor fretboard marks keep it from being mint) All original parts, even the original case (which is in great condition!) This is a full-scale fretless, bolt-on neck, ultra-rare as it is not modified to be fretless, but original. I am guessing that it was part of a custom order. Youll see in the photos that there is a piece of tape attached to the back of the truss-rod cover that reads "#1 musician work, Joel Hellin. Ive asked around and cannot get a clear explanation of the meaning behind this. I have not yet contacted Rickenbacker about it yet though. There is NO buckle rash or other major wear. Other than some minor cosmetic items, she is in mint condition. I am also including an extra, ORIGINAL NOS (new old stock) Rickenbacker pickup (same style as the one shes got now) *I stumbled upon the pickup on e-bay and snatched it up just in case. I thought I might swap it out for the current one (nothing wrong with the current one, I was just curious how it might sound)... if not that, then I had toyed with the idea of installing a 2nd pickup in her... but never worked up the nerve. Maybe youve got it? For full disclosure, here are the items that keep her from being MINT: small nicks and dings in the body, mostly on the bottom edge and horns (all are pictured in the photos) small amount of string marking on the fretboard teeny tiny crack in the pickguard, near one of the screws, pictured there are some tiny divots left along the top of the neck *where the original owner had some sort of tiny inlaid fret markers installed (it looks all professionally done, and they were in the right places, but whatever was inlaid has come loose since and left behind a few little notches. These are not deep at all, and do not affect playability. They could easily be filled and touched up. Ive been researching her value of late. And while I have seen a lot of fretted 3001s, Ive not been able to find much in terms of the 3001 FRETLESS basses. The only other one Ive seen belongs to another member of talkbass. (Theres a recent thread about it which is readily findable by doing a general search.) That said, the higher priced fretted 3001s from this year can run between $800 -*$2200. The higher priced ones are more costly due to their rare color. This one, while it is the traditional walnutglo, has to be worth a bit more than a rare finish. And if you have further evidence of a more accurate/fair price for a 3001 fretless, please point me in the right direction. I know that it is rare and valuable, and I am just trying to get a fair price for it as it will be the only income I have for awhile. 77 Ric 3001 Bass, Rickenbacker OHSC, plus an extra NOS original Rickenbacker bass pickup $2500 shipped PRICE DROP $2250 with extra pickup... $2000 without PHOTOS HERE P.S. Please check out my profile on ebay if you have any concerns about purchasing from me. My user name is aleighn-half. I have 100% feedback with specific notes regarding my accurate descriptions, fair prices and quick/secure shipping. Thanks for looking!!