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Genuine Rickenbacker 4003FL?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Kikegg, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain
    Hi all,
    I've seen this Rick, fretted fretless as per owner description, for sale. Price is very good for a used Rick here in Spain, I think. All I've seen are 1600€+, this one sells for 1200€.

    For me it looks correct, but I'd like to be sure about authenticity.

    Here are the photos (Flickr album):
    Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo

    Thanks in advance!
    woodyng2 likes this.
  2. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    It's real .
  3. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    It's a real Rickenbacker 4003, looks like a 2007 build. But it looks like it has a fretless fingerboard that has been fretted. Usually, the 4003 model with the binding on the body and neck also has the large shark-fin position markers. Fretless 4003 has the simple pearlescent dots. So somebody added frets along the way sometime. Interesting!
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  4. Kikegg


    Mar 3, 2011
    Madrid, Spain

    Yes, as per owner comments, it's a FL that has been fretted by a known luthier in Barcelona. Thanks!
  5. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Kind of cool looking with the bound dot neck.
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