4004Cii Cheyenne II
Mapleglo’, gloss lacquer finish
2 piece maple through-neck, gloss lacquer finish
Chechen (Caribbean rosewood), non-lacquered, 20 medium frets, pearloid dot positionmarkers
|WIDTH AT NUT/12TH FRET||
Nut 43mm, 12th fret 56mm
2x Rickenbacker HB-1 humbucking pickups. Controls for volume, tone and 3 position pickup selector switch
Gold plated Schaller bridge, gold plated Schaller M4 modern tuners
8.3lbs / 3.8kgs
RIC Deluxe hardcase
Rickenbacker 4004Cii Cheyenne II
The RIC 4004 Cheyenne was introduced in 1992 and improved in 1999 when this model, the ‘Cheyenne 2’ arrived. The 4004 is a lighter (thinner bodied) humbuckered model with 3-ply sandwich body construction that is chamfered around its entire profile for maximum comfort and to assist with weight..Headstock is maple with walnut wings and sports a black RIC trussrod cover with gold Rickenbacker logo that is matched by the gold plated hardware. Like the flagship 4003, it has 2 piece through-neck construction….the hallmark (or should that be Hall-mark!) of all RIC basses since their inception.
So tonally, whats going on? Well, no doubting it sounds like a RIC but its a thicker, fatter sound due to the shift from single coil to humbucking pickups. Neck profiles have reverted back to 4003 dimensions/feel and its equally at home being played with a pick or finger style. These are indeed rare beasts.
It’s very rare to see this level of figuring and a flame pattern in the maple that RIC use
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