1962 Rickenbacker 4000 Bass

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Headstock backs had eight shallow divets routed in the wood, hidden underneath the tuning plates to accommodate the tuner protrusions.

Other 1962 Ric 4000 features: cresting wave shaped headstock with walnut wings, Kluson "long neck" riveted tuners, plexiglass truss rod cover with logo but no model name, dual truss rods, striped nut, full width neck through body design with no skunk stripe, 20 frets, dot fret markers, no binding, gold painted pickguard, clear plexiglass thumb rest, horseshoe shaped bridge pickup with chrome surround, two chrome knobs, guitar bridge assembly including metal stamped serial number, chrome bridge cover with foam mute, clear plexiglass bridge cover guides, CTS potentiometers, orange molded capacitor, plastic wiring, mono input jack plate, strapholder, silver case with blue interior.

The letters on the bridge plate determine the year and month of production. The digits indicate the number of production. Some examples of 1962 Rickenbacker serial numbers are:

BA x 1962 January
BB x 1962 February
BC x 1962 March
BD 15x 1962 April
BE x 1962 May
BF x 1962 June
BG x 1962 July
BH x 1962 August
BI x 1962 September
BJ x 1962 October
BK x 1962 November
BL x 1962 December