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❌SOLD❌ Rickenbacker Model 4003W Bass Natural, 2015


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The Rickenbacker Model 4003W (W indicating the use of Walnut) was first unveiled in 2014. This variant of the standard 4003 is constructed with a Maple through-neck center section and fingerboard, along with Walnut body and head extensions.

This particular model was produced during the 8th week of 2015 at the Santa Ana, California facility, like all other Rickenbacker guitars. Despite some minor signs of use, it remains in excellent condition overall.

The electronics include a pair of High Gain single coil pickups, a selector switch, individual volume and tone controls, and both Mono and Ric-O-Sound ‘stereo’ outputs. The schematic can be viewed at this link.

The original hard shell case is included.

Here’s the builder on the Rickenbacker Model 4003W:

“The Classic Rickenbacker bass has been strengthened with Walnut for a solid and natural look that keeps with the traditional character of the instrument made famous for its ringing sustain, treble punch and solid underlying bass. A subtle strip of binding graces the elegantly curved body and the Maple fingerboard. Deluxe triangular inlays and stereo capability are standard features.”

Rickenbacker Model 4003W Specifications:

  • Body Type: Solid
  • No. Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4”)
  • Neck Width at Nut: 42.9 mm (1 11/16”)
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54.0 mm (2 1/8”)
  • Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10”)
  • Body Wood: Walnut
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Maple
  • Weight: 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
  • Overall Length: 113.8 cm (44 13/16”)
  • Overall Width: 34.3 cm (13 1/2”)
  • Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (1 1/4”)
  • Neck Binding: Yes
  • Fret Marker Style: Triangle
  • Tailpiece: RIC
  • Bridge: RIC
  • Neck Type: Through body
  • No. of Pickups: 2
  • Type of Pickups: Single Coil
  • Output Type: Mono and Stereo
  • Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe

Price: $2,800.00 CAD
  • Model: 4003W
  • Year: 2015
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 15 08761, built during the 8th week of 2015 in Santa Ana CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 10/05/2023

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.624lbs 3.92kg
  • Scale Length: 33.276in 856mm
  • Nut Width: 1.715in 43.58mm
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