I'm a fan of Rickenbacker basses, as used by Chris Squire, bassist of Yes. I'm also a fan of Rickenfakers - copies of Rickenbacker guitars. I play a Tokai Rockinbetter, that's my Rickenfaker and I love it.
Hondo made a Rickenfaker back in the 70s, Hondos are now quite sought after because Peter Hook, the bassist of Joy Division, used one.
Hondo Rickenbacker copy for sale in Guntree, I've got mine but if you are looking for one?