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The 4003 S8 is one of a handful of 8-string basses Rickenbacker has produced since the '60s. While earlier models like the 4008 had non-uniform tuning machines one what is now called the "potato" headstock, the 4003 S8 uses a standard Rickenbacker headstock shape. Unlike some other 4003 basses, the 4003 S8 does not have any binding on the neck or body. 

Years of Production: 
1987 - present

Body Style: “Cresting Wave” solidbody

Wood Composition: 
Maple body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: 
Neck-thru construction, dot inlays, unbound body, toaster front pickup, humbucker back pickup

Finish Specifications: 
Mapleglo is a standard Rickenbacker finish.

Notable Rickenbacker Bass Players:
 Geddy Lee, Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Lemmy Kilmister, Cliff Burton

Product Specs

  • 4003 S8
  • Mapleglo
  • 1992
Made In
  • United States