MODEL 7001 ACOUSTIC BASS IN WINEBURST FINISH
This is an acoustic project that was never part of Rickenbacker's guitar range, but seemed so natural an extension, that we built one on customer special order. It conjoins a standard 700C Comstock Jumbo body with a custom-made, standard-scale-length acoustic bass neck and the traditional Rickenbacker bass headstock design and nameplate.
Unamplified, this bass has a sweet tone and great sensitivity. With the LR Baggs "Anthem" dual-element pickup system plugged into a proper bass amp, though, this bass can nearly generate standup bass tones, with great sustain. Turn the treble up, and it sounds like the low-to-middle keys of a grand piano. An amazing and versatile guitar.
Finish is a deep Wineburst, with a transparent Maroon-Violet center transitioning through Dark Chocolate to Deep Black adjacent to the "checkerboard" purfling and white celluloid binding. Tuners are matte-gold-plated locking Sperzels.