Dating rickenbacker 4001
Rickenbacker has been a family-run business ever since, as his son, John C.
Hall, took control of Rickenbacker in 1984, and John’s son, Bill, works there as well.
It is important to note that Hall worked very closely with Fender, as the two have been competitors ever since.
The first electrics by Ro-Pat-In were introduced in 1932 under the Electro String Instruments trademark, which later became the Electro String Instrument Corporation.
By 1934, the brand name on the guitars changed to Rickenbacker.
One look at a Rickenbacker really catches your eye, doesn’t it?
However, not many people know much about Rickenbacker basses, despite how important they have been to the bass market.
I’ll give a little Rickenbacker history, explain why their basses are important, and discuss the specs and value of your bass.
Adolf Rickenbacker, along with two other men, started a metal stamping shop in 1925 called the Rickenbacker Manufacturing Company.
Adolf invested in the original National (Dobro) guitar company during the late 1920s and began supplying them with metal bodies for their Dobros.