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Rickenbacker 4003L Left-Handed Electric Bass Guitar, Midnight Blue

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  • Rare Left Handed 4003 Model 
  • Classic Rickenbacker Design 
  • Maple Body & Neck 
  • 20 Frets, 33 1/4" Scale Length
  • Made in the USA 
  • Includes Deluxe Hard Case 
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  • FREE Delivery on Orders Over £50*
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  • Express European Delivery Available
  • All Deliveries Fully Tracked And Insured

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These rarely become available from Rickenbacker and we haven't seen one for a long, long time. Rickenbacker's timeless 4003 model, left-handed and in stunning Midnight Blue.

About 

The Rickenbacker 4003 is one of the most instantly recognisable basses, loved the world over by musicians from a whole host of genres. Left-Handed versions of this popular bass are difficult to come by and we are happy to have this Midnight Blue example in-stock.

  • 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: Maple
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
  • 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")
  • Fingerboard Binding: Yes Sides with
  • Body Binding: 1
  • 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

Adolph Rickenbacker founded Rickenbacker with two partners in 1932. The company was originally named Ro-Pat-In then in 1934, renamed to the more logical Electro String instrument corporation. The name "Rickenbacker " was also added to the head stock this year. Electro String sold a series of frying pan, lap steels and Electro Spanish guitars. In 1953 Rickenbacker sold the company to Francis Cary Hall. In 1957 Rickenbacker introduced the Combo 650 and the Combo 850 which utilized a sweeping crescent shape.

In 1958 Rickenbacker introduced the thin hollow body designs completing the design elements we recognize today. One of the interesting things about Rickenbacker guitars is that the deluxe models (starting in 1960) featured and extra jack with "Rick-O-Sound" which divided the signal from the neck and bridge pickups allowing each signal to be fed to a different amp. In 1964 Rickenbacker added 12 string models to their line, John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles were early customers. By 1965 the distribution company was finally renamed "Rickenbacker Inc. and today it is known as Rickenbacker International Corporation or RIC.

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

Need to know more? Just e-mail us at: sales@soundaffectsmusic.com or call us on 01695-570023