Rickenbacker 4003 Left Handed Bass Guitar in Mapleglo w/Hardcase
Few bass guitars come with such a distinct, recognisable sound as the Rickenbacker 4003. As used by artists such as Lemmy (Motorhead), Paul McCartney (The Beatles) and Joe Satriani, this bass has been used on countless recordings and stages. The extensive tone options and high output pickups produce a range of driven sound, as well as a bass filled resonance. The Maple wood has a naturally bright quality, as well as having a weighted feel. The high gloss Rosewood fretboard adds complex overtones, as well as being a comfortable and fast playing surface.
This Left Handed Rickenbacker 4003's body is constructed from solid maple and fashioned into a distinctive and unique design to create a stylish instrument. The maple body produces a tastefully complex and clean tone, brightening up the top end whilst tightening the lower end. Maple also offers superb sustain with plenty of bite. Its unique shape also provides a comfortable playing experience whilst promoting the access to upper fingerboard shredding.
Rickenbacker’s 4003 features a rosewood fingerboard that’s bound to a maple neck for added stability while offering a stylish look. Its neck-through body achieves an extraordinary amount of sustain. Additionally, the guitar's neck produces a tight, snappy attack with sizzling highs and firm lows, whilst the rosewood fingerboard helps keep the tone mellow, adds clarity, and offers some sparkle to the highs and thickens up the lows.
Not only does the 4003 Bass guitar provide a distinctive appearance, it also features two single coil pickups that deliver its renowned ringing sustain, treble punch and underlying bass tones that Rickenbacker are known for. These pickups can be controlled via the volume and tone controls, along with the toggle switch and push/pull functions for standard or "vintage" tones. The bridge pickup also features a horseshoe pickup cover, which not only adds a visual appeal but also provides a clean tone, and a handy finger rest.
Taking all of this into account, the Rickenbacker 4003 model is the bass to last a lifetime. Comes with a Deluxe Silver Rickenbacker Hardcase.
Body & Bridge
Body Wood: Maple
Scale Length: 84.5cm
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Wood: Maple
Number of Frets: 20
Neck Type: Through Body
Neck Width at Nut: 42.9mm
Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54mm
Electronics & Hardware
Number of Pickups: 2
Pickup Type: Single Coil
Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe
Case Included: Hardshell
All our guitars have a Gold Service before we allow them to leave!!
A new set of strings if needed.
String height, truss rod and intonation adjusted.
Lemon oiled fingerboard (If applicable).
Electrics checked and serviced.
A final polish of the guitar before delivery.