SOLD 1987 Rickenbacker 4003S - Maple glo, black hardware!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by baba, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. Price:
    Here we have a rare bird - 1987 Rickenbacker 4003s, mapleglo with black hardware. As you can see in the detailed pics, it is in EXCELLENT shape with minor dings and wear. It plays and sounds great and is just an exceptional bass. It comes with a perfectly functioning hard case that I assume is the original as it looks 30 years old as well. It's going to need new strings as this has spent most of the 10+ years I have had it in the case. Here is a link to more pics: Rick 4003s 87 Mapleglo Slideshow by Andy Andy

    $1800 shipped to CON US.

    Last edited: Feb 27, 2017
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  2. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Beauty. Entertain any trades?
  3. Sorry, looking for cash for a new toy. Thanks.
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  4. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    Dang. Gorgeous.
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  5. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    I've done several local deals with this dude. Great seller!
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  6. Thanks my man!
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  7. this is soooooo tempting. My biggest regret bass was my 1987 Mapleglo with black hardware 4003. It was stolen in Randolph NJ in 89 :( If this wasn't an S, at that price, I'd be all over it!

    Good luck on the sale!
  8. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Iona, Florida
    I concur.

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  9. Thank you sir!
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  10. Varlam


    Jan 20, 2017
    Metro Detroit
    I've gone back and eyed this listing several times, a seemingly very fine example.
    But, needing to ask... what is with the lighter/darker half of the headstock, same body top? Almost a defined line between the differing shadings.
    Or was this just a matter a lamp shade or something affecting the photos?

    Also, I find it a shame the bridge itself isn't black like the rest of the hardware. Does anyone know if a black replacement bridge exists or is attainable?
  11. The defined dark/light line in the headstock pic is just a shadow. Not sure if they make a black version of the silver part of the bridge. I have honestly never noticed it. Be sure to click on the link for more pics and you'll see that shadow gone and what the bass looks like as a whole.
  12. RamblerKW


    Sep 13, 2014
    GLWTS ( I'm glad this was an 87, because if it was an 86 I would be extremely tempted to buy it, and I'm kinda broke right now)
  13. $1800 shipped.
  14. Scottpro1969

    Scottpro1969 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2005
    Townsend, MA
    Absolutely gorgeous bass.
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  15. herbygardener

    herbygardener HerbyG

    Oct 28, 2013
    A Rock in the Pacific
    That's one gorgeous bass.
    It would look great next to my 87 Streamer
    I showed my wife and she hid my wallet :help:
  16. ALRieseberg

    ALRieseberg Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2009
    Portland, Oregon
    So killer! Can you tell me what the neck is like? How wide is the string spacing?
  17. Thanks! The nut is 1 5/8 so a skinny neck. I'll try to get string spacing tonight.