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FS: 1991 Rickenbacker 4003 Fretless Red w/black with perfect case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ottorecker, Dec 4, 2012.


  1. ottorecker

    ottorecker

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    Here it is…a red 1991 Rickenbacker 4003 fretless with black trim. It is in very good shape for its 20 year age. The finish is still shiny but it does have a bit of worming here and there and there is a bit of finish checking. It is very difficult to photograph and not noticeable at all from just a few feet away. There is one spot where the finish is worn through (see pics). The fingerboard is in good shape. A previous owner must have had rounds on it for a brief time but like the body is difficult to photograph or even see the wear on the fingerboard. Needless to say it is very minor and you would not see it unless you are really looking for it. Bridge pickup cover not shown but included. The case is not original but it is a Rickenbacker vintage re-issue case that has literally not left my house since I bought it. IOW, it is in perfect condition. $1750 shipped CONUS.

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  2. deputy42

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  3. FranF

    FranF Supporting Member

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    Stunning. Hope you don't mind but I linked it over to the Rick Resource Forum.
     
  4. Ric5

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  6. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

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    Just to be clear, this finish color is Red, not Ruby. Ruby is more of a candy apple red over a silver basecoat. Still, an excellent example of a fairly clean 4003FL in a rare color. I can attest to the sound of these babies. Nice thick fundamental, plenty of round boom while still having lots of clarity in the mix.

    A nice price too.
     
  7. OOTB68

    OOTB68

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    Wow. I have the fretted version of this bass, in the same rare color scheme. You don't come across this color very often at alll, let alone in a fretless version. I wish I had the cash to grab this and have the fretted/fretless matched set. Best of luck with the sale, as this is a beautiful instrument.
     
  8. jbossolo

    jbossolo

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    WOW. I have a 2005 Ric in Blueburst, and it has a fantastic growl to it. I imagine this baby must sound like Angels singing. GLWS!
     
  9. basmansam

    basmansam Supporting Member

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    Awesome bass!! GLWTS!! Someone will snatch a great bass at a great price!!
     
  10. ottorecker

    ottorecker

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    Thanks for the nice comments and to FretlessMainly for the color correction. I hope it finds a good home....
     
  11. basmansam

    basmansam Supporting Member

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    Nobody bought this FL yet?? Killer bass for a killer price!!! Won't see another one like this.
     
  12. ottorecker

    ottorecker

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    Yeah....wish someone here would...Because I know it would go to very good home via TB....I am not keen on putting this on ebay...this is one I bass I would keep 'cause it is very cool....in fact i consider it the best of my very meager stable. I just do not play it very much at all but I am not keen on getting rid of this particular one...unless it goes to a much loved home...
     
  13. demon666

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    I wish I could swing this right now.
     
  14. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man Supporting Member

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    pics coming soon
     
  15. Hot Pocket

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    bump. Trades or partial trades?
     
  16. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man Supporting Member

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    I have an idea...have an email address?
     
  17. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man Supporting Member

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    I have an idea...how about a PM?
     

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