1979 Rickenbacker 4000 Bass

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1979 Ric 4000 features: Cresting wave shaped headstock, Kluson riveted tuners with phillips head screws, black plastic bushings and black plastic shims, plastic truss rod cover, 20 frets, dot fret markers, no binding, black or white pickguard, four pole pickup including cover and chrome surround, two black heptagonal knobs with silver tops and words, chrome bridge assembly including mutes, mono input jack, black case with blue 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 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 422x 1979 August
SI xxxx 1979 September
SJ x 1979 October
SK 504x 1979 November
SL xxxx 1979 December