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SOLD Rickenbacker 4003SPC ("Naked") Tuxedo

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by PaulBoyer, Oct 14, 2013.


  1. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    While preparing my book over the last eight years or so, I accumulated quite a few Rickenbacker basses. I'm no longer an active player, and I'd like to see the collection distributed to folks who want/need/appreciate a good Rick!

    There were likely 125 Tuxedos made back in 1987, one of the new 4003SPC monochrome specials. The true "Tuxedo" was painted white overall with black trim and hardware. Even the maple (!) fingerboard was painted white and had tiny black "pin dot" position markers.

    I bought this Tux from Erik Kutzler in 2011 when it had its clothes on - - the icky yellowed white paint just didn't do it for me, so I sent it to Larry Davis for stripping and revealing all the mapley goodness underneath. Larry put on a nice satin clear coat and reinstalled the black stuff. If you want your Maple, this has as much as you can get! I think its better than the original color concept! I call it the "Naked Tuxedo."

    Price is firm at $3000 with case (plus shipping). No trades, no lower offers.
     

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  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    Boy you got a lot of Rics for sale ...
     
  3. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Yep. Time for them to be enjoyed by others. How about you, Jeff? Still have that Fireglo Laredo.
     
  4. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    These are a great bass to play. And now that it's been stripped of its original finish, you can take it out and use it without fear.
     
  5. Happy Face

    Happy Face Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Portland, Maine
    I'd refin it in "coolmint" white = white with a touch of mint green.
     
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  6. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    If it was original, I would be into it...GLWTS :)
     
  7. audreycashin

    audreycashin Supporting Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    long island, ny
    the shadow is giving me fits...... \M/ just wanna cozy up to that.....
     
  8. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    Holy moly that thing is gorgeous! Good luck with your sale!
     
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I grow organic carrots and they are not for sale
    nowhere
     
  10. NYCBass

    NYCBass Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    Queens NY
    That's the first one of these I've ever seen. Very cool.
     
  11. JEDI BASS

    JEDI BASS Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Pretty!
     
  12. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Still available. Still tantalizingly naked!
     
  13. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    yes, but a refin instrument loses a lot of it's original resale value... How much would an original cost?
    But then I really love the way this bass looks ! Drooling!
     
  14. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    If you could find one in mint condition, about $3000. So, yes, a refin could lower the value, but in this case it looks better than the original (in my estimation). Still available!
     
  15. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    still cool..
     
  16. EduardoK

    EduardoK

    Jun 28, 2004
    I certainly agree with you on this Paul, this bass looks truly spectacular!
     
  17. Jaymi

    Jaymi Pink Bass Man

    Feb 11, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Ampeg , GHS
    if it was still white.....I would prob entertain it
     
  18. Papalampraina

    Papalampraina Need.More.Fez.

    May 13, 2009
    Athens, Greece
    Beautiful, beautiful bass. Wish I had the 3k. Oh, did I say it? Beautiful bass!
     
  19. PaulBoyer

    PaulBoyer Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 27, 2012
    Wisconsin
    Buy it now and have a naked Christmas!
     
  20. Global Citizen

    Global Citizen

    May 6, 2010
    CANADA
    I almost came in my pants... That is sexy as $%#$^
     

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