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Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]
Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]

Serial Number: SQ0249048

Rickenbacker 4003S/5 5 String Bass 1986 Super Rare [Used]


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  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$3,499.00
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  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

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SHIPPING

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RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason up to 5 days from receipt of the item, with the exception of international orders or instruments that have been modified at the customer's request. You will need to pay the return shipping cost and outgoing shipping cost (even if “free shipping” is offered), as well as applicable restocking fees dependent on your payment method (usually a 3-10% fee, specific amounts can be found at the link below).

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing so there are no surprises.

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Ish Guitars is proud to offer a very rare bass from 1986: the Rickenbacker 4003S/5. 5 String basses were few and far between in the 80's, so this is an interesting piece of history. The very cool metallic red color is also seldom seen on a Rickenbacker.

This bass is all original including original case. It has some minor wear and buckle rash - in very good condition for 1986. It is a 1-owner instrument. The tailpiece seems to have been screwed into the body with a few extra screws, as it was common for these 5 string basses to bend the rear of the tailpiece from the extra tension. Its rare to find one that has not had the tailpiece bent!

The string spacing is quite close together, so this bass is great for picking and fast finger style playing. You can't go wrong with the Rickenbacker sound - especially with a low B involved!

Build in April of 1986. Just setup and restrung by our tech. Original case included. This bass will go quick, get it before its too late - you won't find another!

Questions?

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Testimonials

Fantastic company. Answered my email promptly and shipped very quickly! I highly recommend Ish Guitars!

Robert, PRS Custom 24 Piezo

Awesome transaction! I bought a pretty special guitar (previously owned by a famous guitarist), and Ish nailed it. Ethical dealer, quick ship, and fast responses. I look forward to doing business with them again in the future!

Devin, L'arrivee D-60

Awesome guitar. Came with a perfect setup and no issues. Would love to buy another guitar from you guys.

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