SOLD - Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo Bass LH - USA 1997
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The Rickenbacker 4001 was manufactured by Rickenbacker as a two-pickup "deluxe" version of their first production bass, the single-pickup model 4000. This famed design, created by noted luthier Roger Rossmeisl, was manufactured between 1961 and 1981, when it was replaced by an updated version dubbed the Rickenbacker 4003.
The iconic upper bout and headstock silhouettes of the Rickenbacker 4003 are the most salient characteristics of the 'crested-wave' body shape. The 4003 features a neck-through construction, a full-wood body, gloss coated fretboard, twin truss rods, triangle inlays, two pickups, two volume and two tone controls, selector switch, and wiring for Rick-O-Sound (standard after 1971).
This left-handed model is in good condition, it has been well-played – and finished in the Rickenbacker famous Fireglo. There is a little player wear on this one from years of gigging – with a few small chips and dents around the body but nothing to fuss about.
Low action & killer tone ensure this beast will live on in the hands of its next owner. Slender profile maple & walnut neck with nicely aged cream binding & black side-dots. Beautiful rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl 'shark tooth' inlays. Frets show some light wear but have plenty of life in them. Open-back nickel tuners are in perfect working condition.
Model: Rickenbacker 4003 LH
Made: USA, 1997
Finish: Fireglo, 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 33.25" scale, 10" radius
Pickups: Rickenbacker Hi-Gain single coil x 2
Pickups are Rickenbacker Hi Gain single coils. Dual volume & tone controls with 3-way toggle switch, mono & stereo outputs. All electronics are in good working condition.
This iconic Rickenbacker design has been used and loved by some iconic bass men over the years, including Yes’s Chris Squire, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead and a bloke named McCartney.
Comes in its original hard shell case in good condition.