1968 Rickenbacker 4005 Bass

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1968 Ric 4005 characteristics: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted reverse tuners with slothead screws, plexiglass truss rod cover with logo but no model name, crushed pearloid full width triangle fret markers, 20 frets, glued in 5 piece neck with wide skunk stripe, checkered binding on body back, hollow body with sound hole, toaster shaped neck pickup, toaster shaped bridge pickup, white pickguard, clear plexiglass thumb rest, five heptagonal shaped knobs, CTS potentiometers, molded blue capacitors, cloth wiring, 3 way pickup toggle switch, four saddle bridge, chrome bridge cover, chrome tailpiece with R logo, mono input jack plate, silver case with blue interior.

The letters on the chrome input jack determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1968 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

HA x 1968 January
HB x 1968 February
HC x 1968 March
HD x 1968 April
HE x 1968 May
HF x 1968 June
HG x 1968 July
HH 127x 1968 August
HI 141x 1968 September
HJ x 1968 October
HK x 1968 November
HL x 1968 December