1982 RICKENBACKER 4003S / Make an enquiry

Manufacturer
Rickenbacker
Serial number
VD 921
Model
4003 S
Colour
Fireglow
Condition
Good 7.75/10
Weight
9.2 lbs
Case
OHSC
Price
1,995

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1982 Rickenbacker 4003S, fireglow finish, it's all original including the case. The only thing missing is the silver top to the bass tone knob. This bass has a great tone and with the mutes up gives off a real Macca vibe. The neck is chunky but really comfortable in the hand. There are lots of small dings to the body/headstock and a small patch on the back where the top layer of finish has has worn and also a few scratches. There is lacquer checking throughout. The jack plate shows some rusting The action set nice and low. The frets are all good as are the string mutes. These basses are rare. It's been fully set up by my technician and all electronics and hardware are in good working order, everything remains structurally sound with no issues and the frets are in good shape.

Just like the standard 4003 the 4003S had the new improved truss system, and all were neck-through-body construction. This bass is from the first year of production and has the split pickguard and the truss adjusting nuts at the body end of the neck. Unlike the standard 4003 this bass has no body or neck binding and has dot inlays. Serial : VD 921(April 82) . Weight: 9.2lbs.