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2003 Rickenbacker 4003 Electric Bass Montezuma Brown Color of the Year w/ Case, Tags


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Up for sale, a 2003 Rickenbacker 4003 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and hangtags/paperwork. This rare Ric features a custom color Montezuma Brown finish, produced in very limited quantities from 2003-04 as part of Rickenbacker’s Color of the Year program.

This instrument boasts maple neck-through construction with a bound rosewood fingerboard, yielding healthy sustain and an immediate, resonant quality that translates faithfully through the Hi-Gain pickup pair. These single coils have a distinctive midrange heft and tonal color, with plenty of growl and low end richness. Weighing 9lbs 8oz, this 4003 has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 45-100 roundwound strings, comfortable action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Substantial D, full shoulders, measuring .960” 1st fret, .990” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 33 1/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Clover button

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: Hi-Gain x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Chrome-plated bridge, pickup surround + cover
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard, Bass/Treble knobs
Serialization: 03-prefix serial on Rick-o-Sound stereo jack plate

The gloss "Color of the Year" Montezuma Brown finish is extremely well-kept, with cosmetic wear limited to very minor buckle rash on the back and just a few tiny dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth matching gloss.

The original hardshell case is included, along with the hangtags/paperwork.