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1970s Fantom RB-500B Rickenbacker 4001 Copy (MIJ) (OHSC + Candy)

1970s Fantom RB-500B Rickenbacker 4001 Copy (MIJ) (OHSC + Candy)

Regular price $1,132.36 USD
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1970s Fantom RB-500B Rickenbacker 4001 Copy (MIJ) (OHSC + Candy)

Another supremely wicked offering from the Matsumoku factory of the 1970s (think Greco, Guyatone, Teisco), Fantom was one of the lesser known brands offered by the guitar powerhouse of manufacturing and specialised in bolt-on versions of major guitar brands and models, including Rickenbacker. This is a 4001 copy and is simply epic, featuring a 3 piece neck, birch body and vintage Maxon pickups pumping out some epic tones.

We've given this one the love it deserves with a full fret dress, setup and restoration to ensure it plays at it's peak performance for many years to come. It's currently slung with 45-100s and has a new Switchcraft jack socket and has had a full setup. It's playing silky smooth and sounding huge! Comes with it's original fitted case, strap, cable and accompanying paperwork.


Make: Fantom

Model: RB-500B 

Origin: Matsumoku, 1970s

Body: Birch

Neck: 3 Piece Maple/Mahogany/Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Maxon Pickups, Neck: 7.7kOhms, Middle: 4.4kOhms, Bridge: 7.4kOhms

Frets: 20

Neck Profile: 34" Scale, 44mm Nut Width, Medium D Profile, 12" Radius

Finish: Black

Weight: 3.8kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049 

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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