1975 Rickenbacker 480- Burgundy

$ 2315.00

Produced in limited quantities from 1973-1984, the Rickenbacker 480 takes inspiration from the iconic basses in the 4000 series. This example was built in 1975 and features the familiar “cresting wave” body design in burgundyglo and a bolt-on birdseye maple neck with a bound rosewood fretboard. The Hi-Gain single coil pickups are original and the wiring is stock, including the bass-cut circuit on the bridge pickup. 25″ scale, 1 5/8″ nut. Tuners are modern locking Hip-Shot replacements. A rare an undersung gem from the Rickenbacker line! Includes hard case.

About us:

At Dusty Strings, we thoroughly inspect each new and used instrument prior to offering it for sale and take whatever steps we believe are necessary to ensure it will perform its best for most players. Our standards are exceptionally high. For new instruments, that means we make minor adjustments as needed, for good playability, but that instruments with fundamental flaws are returned to their manufacturer without going for sale. For used instruments, we perform whatever cleaning, restringing, adjustments, or repairs that are needed for them to perform their best.

The result of our attention to detail is that when you first take your newly purchased instrument out of its case, it will be ready to play. Does this mean the instruments will satisfy your particular sensibilities or account for settling into its new environment? Perhaps not, but those issues fall in the realm of custom setup, something that our professional repair shop is happy to help with if you live within visiting distance. If you live outside our area, we’d recommend a visit to your favorite local luthier, who will be able to help.