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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]


  • Free Continental USA shipping
  • Setup and inspected by our tech team
  • In stock, ready to ship

Regular price$3,499.00
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We take trades from anywhere in the USA! Learn more about our trade-in process, or contact us to get your trade-in appraised.

We have 3 ways to finance:

Financing (like a credit card, with a credit check)

  • Affirm 0% financing up to $17,500
  • Klarna "as-low-as" 0% financing

To get started: add gear to your cart, start the checkout process, and then select Affirm or Klarna as your payment option. You will do a super easy credit app and be good to go!

Layaway (we hold the gear until its paid off, no credit check)

  • Layaway with 25% down with 90 days to pay, no weekly payments

To get started: contact us and we will send you a layaway contract to e-sign and 25% invoice.

SHIPPING

We put a strong emphasis on fantastic shipping practices. After learning from shipping thousands of guitars, we have come up with a few shipping rules:

  1. We only ship instruments and amps with FedEx or UPS.
  2. All shipments (besides inexpensive accessories) are shipped with a signature required, no exceptions.  
  3. Instruments are packed so there is no movement in the outer box, and/or inside the case (this is the key!).
  4. Plenty of tape!
  5. Always have shipments on the truck the same (by 2pm ET) or next day.

You will receive a tracking number as soon as your order ships. Please note: Tracking numbers usually take 24 hours before they appear in FedEx/UPS/USPS systems.  All delivery changes (hold for pickup, address change, etc.) must be requested before your purchase leaves our store, otherwise, they are the responsibility of the customer.

RETURNS

You can return an item for any reason (simply just don’t like it, etc.) 5 days from receipt of the item. This does not apply to international orders nor to instruments with custom modifications completed by our tech team per the customer's request (pickup change, strap button install, etc.) You will need to pay the return shipping cost and actual 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).

If an item is damaged in shipping, we will always complete a return at $0 cost to you (we will cover return shipping, and charge no restocking fee no matter the payment method, etc) AND/OR offer a partial refund to fully cover the issue. Please notify us within 48 hours of delivery if there are issues with your instrument. 

We highly recommend reviewing our full return policy before purchasing.

Email us or call us at 315-447-3243

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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?

Call us at 315-447-3243

Text us at 315-907-4259

Or email us

Ish loves Rickenbacker

We go beyond your typical guitar store. Each instrument is inspected at our in-house luthier shop before, during, and after its stay with us.

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.

Matthew, Music Man Cutlass