1986 Rickenbacker 4003, Shadow
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1986 Rickenbacker 4003, Shadow

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  • Regular price £3,850.00


Rare 1986 Rickenbacker 4003 Shadow bass in excellent + condition. It's all original and complete including the case. There are only a few very tiny dings in the finish around the top edge of the headstock and bottom back edge of the body. The frets show only minimal signs of wear. It's nice and light weighing 9lbs and has a lovely slim neck and low action. All-round lovely bass. 

Set up with a fresh set of flat-wound strings. The truss rods work perfectly, and the neck is straight and true. All electronics and hardware are in good working order with no issues. The serial ZK 3059 dates the production to November 1986. Supplied with a 3-month warranty.

The 4003 Shadow bass was a limited series bass, reportedly ordered by Guitar Centre in the USA and only 50 were made. So this bass is extremely rare to find! The shadow bass is a 4003 model but differs in terms of its all-black hardware padouk fingerboard with black dot inlays, black neck binding and checkered inner body binding.

The specs are as follows: Black bound Padouk fingerboard / Black dot inlays / Black hardware / Black original style knobs / Black pickguard / Black truss rod cover / Checker Boarded binding not seen since mid-1973 / Jetglo finished body and neck / Pickups: Original Rickenbacker High Gain type / Stereo Rick-o-Sound dual output jack / Original case.  


Condition Excellent + 9.25/10
Case OHSC
Weight 9lbs
Serial Number
ZK 3059

Rare 1986 Rickenbacker 4003 Shadow bass in excellent + condition. It's all original and complete including the case. There are only a few very tiny dings in the finish around the top edge of the headstock and bottom back edge of the body. The frets show only minimal signs of wear. It's nice and light weighing 9lbs and has a lovely slim neck and low action. All-round lovely bass. 

Set up with a fresh set of flat-wound strings. The truss rods work perfectly, and the neck is straight and true. All electronics and hardware are in good working order with no issues. The serial ZK 3059 dates the production to November 1986. Supplied with a 3-month warranty.

The 4003 Shadow bass was a limited series bass, reportedly ordered by Guitar Centre in the USA and only 50 were made. So this bass is extremely rare to find! The shadow bass is a 4003 model but differs in terms of its all-black hardware padouk fingerboard with black dot inlays, black neck binding and checkered inner body binding.

The specs are as follows: Black bound Padouk fingerboard / Black dot inlays / Black hardware / Black original style knobs / Black pickguard / Black truss rod cover / Checker Boarded binding not seen since mid-1973 / Jetglo finished body and neck / Pickups: Original Rickenbacker High Gain type / Stereo Rick-o-Sound dual output jack / Original case.  


Condition Excellent + 9.25/10
Case OHSC
Weight 9lbs
Serial Number
ZK 3059