Rickenbacker 4003, Mapleglo

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  • Equipped with Two Single Coil Pickups for Solid Bass Tones
  • Mono and Stereo Capability for a Reliable Sound
  • Schaller Deluxe Machine Heads Offer Easy and Precise Tuning
  • Elegantly Curved Body with Double Cutaway for the Ultimate Comfort

Rickenbacker 4003, Mapleglo


Craving a distinctive appearance for your live setup with classic, thunderous, bass tones and ringing sustain? The Rickenbacker 4003 is famous for its incredible treble punch, ringing sustain, and solid bass lines. This beautiful-sounding bass is perfect for the professional player looking for a workhorse guitar.

Described as legendary rock basses, the Rickenbacker 4003 projects an incredible tone with an amazing design to match.

Discover the deep, fat, and classic sound of the Rickenbacker 4003 and explore a variety of techniques and genres with ease.

*Due to the handcrafted nature of these instruments, estimated lead times of out of stock products can be 2 years and over.*

Product Ref: 18704

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Maple Body for Bright, Sustained Sound

The Rickenbacker 4003's body is constructed from solid maple and fashioned into a distinctive and unique design to create a stylish instrument. The maple body produces a tastefully complex and clean tone, brightening up the top end whilst tightening the lower end. Maple also offers superb sustain with plenty of bite. Its unique shape also provides a comfortable playing experience whilst promoting the access to upper fingerboard shredding.

Maple Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard

Rickenbacker’s 4003 features a rosewood fingerboard that’s bound to a maple neck for added stability while offering a stylish look. Its neck-through body achieves an extraordinary amount of sustain. Additionally, the guitar's neck produces a tight, snappy attack with sizzling highs and firm lows, whilst the rosewood fingerboard helps keep the tone mellow, adds clarity, and offers some sparkle to the highs and thickens up the lows.


Not only does the 4003 Bass guitar provide a distinctive appearance, it also features two single coil pickups that deliver its renowned ringing sustain, treble punch and underlying bass tones that Rickenbacker are known for. These pickups can be controlled via the volume and tone controls, along with the toggle switch. The bridge pickup also features a horseshoe pickup cover, which not only adds a visual appeal but also provides a clean tone, and a handy finger rest.


Body & Bridge

  • Body Type: Solid
  • Bridge: RIC
  • Body Material: Maple
  • Overall Depth: 31.8 mm (1 1/4")
  • Sides with Body Binding: 1
  • Tailpiece: RIC

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Type: Through body
  • Neck Width at Nut: 42.9 mm (1 11/16")
  • Neck Width at 12th Fret: 54.0 mm (2 1/8")
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 84.5 cm (33 1/4")
  • Crown Radius: 25.4 cm (10")
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Binding: Yes
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Triangle

Hardware & Electronics

  • Number of Pickups: 2
  • Type of Pickups: Single Coil
  • Output Type: Mono and Stereo
  • Machine Heads: Schaller Deluxe
  • Case Included: Hardshell