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Rickenbacker 4003S Bass Guitar - Midnight Blue

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  • New Model 4003
  • Solid Maple Body
  • Dot Inlays
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Dual Truss Rod
  • Push/Pul Tone Pot
  • Rickenbacker Hard Case

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Available for pre-order - get one from the first shipment.

An updated version of the 60s Rose Morris only 4003. Re-issued in all colours including walnut, this is sure to be very popular. 

A model similar to this was popular in the 1960s. Known as the 4001S both Paul McCartney and Chis Squire over the curved edges that some argue make it more comfortable than the traditional 4003 model. Also made available briefly in the 70s and the 90s - we hope its here to stay this time.

With dot inlays and no binding giving a stripped down look, but with the added advantage of Rickenbacker's double truss rod this is a re-issue brought right up to date. Another update is the addition of the push/pull tone pot to toggle between vintage and modern tones.




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.

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