Rickenbacker 4003S Jetglo 2015
Rickenbacker 4003S, made in USA 2015, Jetglo finish. These Ric basses have a certain presence to them, it's hard to ignore this one! The 4003S is an updated take on the 4001 with no binding and rounded edges, so it's a little more comfortable and a little lighter than a 4001. It feels awesome, no qualms there. The build quality is super tight: perfect frets and finish, the neck is perfectly straight and it rings like a bell unplugged. Plugged in, there's heaps of that classic Ric grind: heaps of treble and brightness, paired with a growly and extremely immediate low end that really brings a whole extra dimension to your riffs. The black finish looks superb too; sure these come in other finishes, but... Jetglo for life, right? This one is in superb shape and would suit a new buyer, if it was even possible to buy a new Ric in this country, which it basically isn't. Ask me nicely and I'll throw in a tab for Ace of Spades for free.
Model: Rickenbacker 4003S
Made: USA, Sep 1998 (serial 15 10737)
Finish: 'Jetglo' (gloss black), 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 33.25" scale, 10" radius, 42.9mm nut, D shape
Pickups: Rickenbacker Hi-Gain single coil x2
Case: Rickenbacker deluxe ABS hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of dimples around the edges and some very light scuffs, no major marks. the sides have a couple of minute dimples in the elbow area and near the jack, no major marks. The front is also nice and clean, just a couple of dimples around the bridge and some light scuffs on the horns and guard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, both truss rods work. There's very little wear on the frets, 9/10 for fret life left. Electronics all tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 45/105 strings.