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 Post subject: Hmmmmmm....
PostPosted: July 1st, 2019, 11:14 am 
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Reverb shop open for almost a year, no reviews, and only one listing. The photos have been compressed down to their very soul. In light of all that, this is a tall claim with a big number, but it just might be legit. I'll let the experts weigh in:

Rickenbacker custom made 4001 Left-Handed 1974 white with white binding

https://reverb.com/item/25858661-ricken ... te-binding


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PostPosted: July 1st, 2019, 5:09 pm 
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Well, at least its been played. :D


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 1:25 am 
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Appears to have a likely fit for a '74.
Strung E to the floor - that may be how the original lefty owner wanted it, although the ends of the nut may be damaged. A true lefty player will probably need to budget for a new nut.
"Cigarette" burn suggests it was played left handed.

I wonder if the horseshoe pickup has any life in it?

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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 4:07 am 
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The challenge I have is that the person selling is most likely not a store but a private seller (reverb makes you pick a store name), however all the pics are in a store. Could be legit but fully agree without any history that a high $$ to take a chance on.

But then again, that bass.............................. it's killer!


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 9:43 am 
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I don't know if it's just me, but why is the binding pulling away?!
You can see it in a couple of the shots.


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 10:08 am 
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Good eye! Very hard to rule that out without better pictures.


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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2019, 12:07 pm 
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"Cigarette" burn suggests it was played left handed.

That and there isn't any hole in the lower horn or on the back heel area of the neck for a strap button for a righty.


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PostPosted: July 10th, 2019, 1:19 pm 
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Better pictures now:

https://reverb.com/item/25858661-ricken ... te-binding


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PostPosted: July 11th, 2019, 3:34 pm 
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I thought horse-shoe pickups were discontinued in 72 (73?) along with checkerboard binding?


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