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Rickenbacker 4003 serial Numbers on newer models.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FunkHead, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Are there additional serial #'s on the newer 4003's beside what is on the Output Jack Plate?
  2. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Don't know what you mean by "additional," but often (perhaps usually now) the serial is repeated on the unpainted wood inside the control cavity in ink (marker). Can't say that is always the case, and it is sometimes possible that the serials may be different. Since the instruments are hand assembled, inconsistency is a possibility. Also, one that is slated to get a certain number may be pulled off the line for a correction and be separated in the sequence and receive a later serial number.
  3. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Thanks, I was mostly just curious. It seems like a serial number shouldn't be so easily removed or replaced.
  4. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    No different than the thousands of Fenders with the S/N on the neck plate.

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