This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they got their first 4001S models in 1964. Players cherish its traditional look and rounded edges that many claim make it more comfortable than the 4003. The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system. Of course, the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch we’re known for make it a dream. It’s no wonder we’ve received a steady demand of requests to bring this back. This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the six-ties. Iconic curves of maple form the body with a traditional Rosewood fingerboard. Dot inlays and no binding make this stand out from the standard 4003.

Other specifications include:

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")
Neck Binding No
Fret Marker Style Dot
Tailpiece RIC
Bridge RIC
Neck Type Through body
No. of Pickups 2
Type of Pickups Single Coil
Output Type Mono
Machine Heads Schaller Deluxe
Hard Case
8 lbs 14 oz

For more information about the Rickenbacker 4003S, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call Excellent Hard


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