Rickenbacker 4003S Pillar Box Red Electric Bass



  • Made in USA
  • Maple body 
  • Maple fingerboard
  • Limited edition Pillar Box Red finish
  • Comes with Ric hard case

More details

£ 2,499.00


£ 3,239.00

More info

What We Say

The 4003S is a cool variation on the classic 4003. Slightly simpler than the standard 4003 - it takes its aesthetics from the 4001S with no top binding, a chamfered top edge and simple dot inlays - but the 4003 does everything you'd want and expect from a Ric bass: sustain for days, rich ringing harmonics and a driving powerful tone. If you want the late 60s Beatles / early 70s Wings Paul McCartney look and sound (and let's be honest, who doesn't?) this is the model for you!

This one is part of UK distributor Rosetti's run of limited UK only Pillar Box Red models and it looks gorgeous. We also really like these maple fingerboard Ric models, which are a nice departure from the usual rosewood. There's only oner run of these planned then they're gone, so it should be nice and collectible as well. How can you resist?

What They Say

This traditional Rickenbacker bass style with dot inlays and no binding was prized by Paul McCartney and Chris Squire when they got their first 4001S models in 1964. Players cherish its traditional look and rounded edges that many claim make it more comfortable than the 4003. The updated 4003S version comes with the improved dual trussrod system. Of course, the famous solid bass tones, ringing sustain and treble punch we’re known for make it a dream. It’s no wonder we’ve received a steady demand of requests to bring this back. This design was once exclusive to the British distributor Rose Morris in the six-ties. Iconic curves of maple form the body with a traditional Rosewood fingerboard. Dot inlays and no binding make this stand out from the standard 4003.

Body Type Solid
No. Frets 20
Scale Length 84.5 cm (33 1/4'')
Neck Width at Nut 42.9 mm (1 11/16'')
Neck Width at 12th Fret 54.0 mm (2 1/8'')
Crown Radius 25.4 cm (10'')
Body Wood Maple
Neck Wood Maple
Fingerboard Wood Rosewood
Weight 4.1 kg (9.0 lbs.)
Overall Length 113.8 cm (44 13/16'')
Overall Width 34.3 cm (13 1/2'')
Overall Depth 31.8 mm (1 1/4'')
Neck Binding No
Fret Marker Style Dot
Tailpiece RIC
Bridge RIC
Neck Type Through body
No. of Pickups 2
Type of Pickups Single Coil
Output Type Mono
Machine Heads Schaller Deluxe

You might also be interested in

other products in the 'Rickenbacker' category: