1979 Rickenbacker 3001 Bass

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1979 Ric 3001 features: Small headstock, black truss rod cover with raised letters logo, riveted tuners with Phillips head screws and black plastic shims under the tuner plates, bolt on neck with skunk stripe, 20 fret rosewood board with pearloid dot fret markers, chrome 4 bolt neckplate, one hum cancelling single coil pickup covered in black plastic, one ply black pickguard, three black speed knobs, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, black case.

The letters on the chrome mono input jack plate determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1979 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

SA 38x 1979 January
SB 64x 1979 February
SC 147x 1979 March
SD xxxx 1979 April
SE 261x 1979 May
SF xxxx 1979 June
SG 340x 1979 July
SH 443x 1979 August
SI xxxx 1979 September
SJ xxxx 1979 October
SK 504x 1979 November
SL xxxx 1979 December