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1977 Ric 3001 features: Small headstock, black or white truss rod cover with raised letters logo, riveted tuners with slot head or Phillips head screws and black plastic shims under the tuner plates, bolt on neck with skunk stripe, 20 frets or fretless Brazilian rosewood board and pearloid dot fret markers, chrome 4 bolt neckplate, one hum cancelling single coil pickup covered in black plastic, black or white one ply pickguard, three black heptagonal shaped knobs with silver tops, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, black case with blue interior.

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 1977 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

QA 19x 1977 January
QB 89x 1977 February
QC 102x 1977 March
QD 144x 1977 April
QE xxxx 1977 May
QF xxxx 1977 June
QG 312x 1977 July
QH xxxx 1977 August
QI 403x 1977 September
QJ xxxx 1977 October
QK xxxx 1977 November
QL 519x 1977 December