1968 Rickenbacker 4001 Fireglo Electric Bass Guitar, Serial # HD 837, Weight: 7.1 lbs. Although they had established an early reputation for their lap steel guitars, Rickenbacker truly came to prominence in the 1960's when their guitars became favorites of The Beatles. The development of the 4001 bass guitar further tightened their grip on the 60's rock guitar market. This clean and straight Fireglo example is all original. There is moderate wear to the original frets and a small area of buckle rash on the back. There is also a bit of play wear between the bridge and rear pickup. The switch tip was broken but has been nicely repaired. Original hard case included. Condition: Excellent.