1983 Ric 4001-S Bass

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1983 4001-S features include: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Grover wavy Imperial tuners with chrome bushings, raised logo on plastic truss rod cover (plexiglass on left handed models), pearloid dot fret markers, glued in neck, 20 frets, no binding, four pole neck pickup, four pole bridge pickup including cover and chrome surround, black pickguard, black heptagonal shaped knobs with words on silver tops, 3 way pickup toggle switch, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, mono input jack plate, black case with black interior.

The letters on the chrome input jack plate determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1983 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

WA xxx 1983 January
WB 22x 1983 February
WC xxx 1983 March
WD 50x 1983 April
WE 79x 1983 May
WF xxx 1983 June
WG 105x 1983 July
WH 119x 1983 August
WI xxx 1983 September
WJ 140x 1983 October
WK xxx 1983 November
WL xxx 1983 December