SOLD Rickenbacker 4003 Candy Apple Purple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by RedGreyRed, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. RedGreyRed


    Jul 27, 2013
    Albany NY
    New Jersey
    United States
    Update: now for sale. $2300 shipped. CONUS only for now, sorry about being rigid.

    For trade is a 2020 Rick 4003 in Candy Apple Purple purchased from Fab Gear. It’s in excellent condition other than a few minor finish flaws which I’ll try to picture. The most noticeable is a small dent on the side by the output jack. Weight is about 9.5lbs. All original and case Candy is included.

    Not really in a rush to move this so looking for more specific trades

    For basses
    early Rick 4001v63 reissues
    Fender Fullerton reissues (jazz or P, colors +)
    Fender custom shop basses (50s and 60s stuff)
    Rick basses rare colors/ COY

    For guitars
    Rick 660
    Gibson firebird/ nom reverse
    Fender Avri Jaguar or jazzmaster

    Let me know if interested shoot me a DM.


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  2. FFEJY


    Jun 14, 2021
    Absolutely stunning color!

    Is the binding separating on the upper horn and on the lower corner edge, or is it just the paint separating/splitting from the binding/body joint?

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  3. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Purple rules.
  4. RedGreyRed


    Jul 27, 2013
    Albany NY
    Both of the finish flaws were on the bass when it arrived but they seem stable and haven’t changed. On the upper horn the paint isn’t flush with the checkerboard binding but it’s under the clear coat and not moving. On the binding near the strap lock there is a line of pin sized dimples in the paint but the binding is fully attached and In good shape.

    Here’s a couple more pics.

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  5. FFEJY


    Jun 14, 2021
    Thank you for the pictures. It is a stunning color.

    Is the paint that is bubbling up by the pickup surround stable? If the surround was removed, would the paint lift?


    Are there any bubbles in the finish around the tailpiece? Any lifting paint?

    Thank you for your time. Beautiful guitar.
  6. Smoothmove

    Smoothmove Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2015
    Lebanon , Oregon
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  7. RedGreyRed


    Jul 27, 2013
    Albany NY
    There is a small bubble (looks like the paint got pinched) near the pickup surround and a very slight bubble along the top of the bridge. These were also there when it showed up. Not sure if they’ll change over time or not but so far they haven’t grown. I’ve been watching them, cause if they started to spread I was gonna send it back under the finish warranty but held off cause they seemed to stop.

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  8. InstantEctobass


    Feb 18, 2018
    Did I reach heaven?? Of course not... cause I'm in Europe and don't have anything for trade. RIP

    BEAUTIFUL BASS... Dear!!
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  9. RedJag


    Mar 2, 2016
    San Jose, CA
    What in the Prince is this?! I wish Purple was my color! This looks amazing! GLWTS
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  10. brennanmcnally

    brennanmcnally Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Richmond, VA
    I’m not even a purple kinda guy, and I’d rock this bass all night long. So sick!
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  11. dangevans


    Mar 26, 2014
    Geez, amazing color! Almost tempted to trade my Turquoise Rick to you, but I don't like purple THAT much! :) GLWTS!
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  12. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006
    Nice finish....should be called candied grape :)
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  13. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    Barrackville WV
    Beautiful, I wish I had something to trade.
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  14. Kernkamp

    Kernkamp Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    That is SO cool! I have a brand new Am Pro II Jazzmaster in Miami Blue I’d throw toward a trade. Not quite the AVRI I know but purchased brand new a month ago.

    Cripes that’s a pretty Rick!
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  15. TheBamaSlamma


    Apr 19, 2012
    Wow! This color could pull me back into the Ricky Family! Wish I had something on your trade list. Following the thread just in case you post a sale price.
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  16. smurfco

    smurfco Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Norwalk, CT
    Awesome Ric!

    how early is an “early 4001v63”?
  17. bylar13

    bylar13 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2016
    I have a 73' Jazz bass and am just outside Philadelphia.

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  18. RedGreyRed


    Jul 27, 2013
    Albany NY
    I guess mid 80s to early 90s. Actually any year is appealing.
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  19. Quasar Wave

    Quasar Wave Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2018
  20. ElliottStrong

    ElliottStrong Supporting Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Trade value? Or did I skim over it?