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Rickenbacker Announces 4003W Bass

Rickenbacker has introduced the W Series of guitars and basses for 2014. The lineup is a spin on their classic models, including the 4003 bass, but are made with walnut bodies. Though the company states that it’s careful not to change too much from the formulas they use to make instrument, they say the walnut adds strength and natural character.

Rickenbacker 4003W Bass

The Rickenbacker 4003W bass has a walnut body paired with a maple neck and fingerboard. Other features include deluxe triangular fretboard inlays, RIC hardware, single coil pickups, and mono/stereo outputs.

The Rickenbacker W Series 4003W will be available with a street price of around $1,795. For more info, check out the Rickenbacker website.

Rickenbacker 4003W Specs:

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:Walnut
Neck Wood:Maple
Fingerboard Wood:Maple
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:Yes
Fret Marker Style:Triangle
Neck Type:Through body
No. of Pickups:2
Type of Pickups:Single Coil
Output Type:Mono and Stereo
Machine Heads:Schaller Deluxe

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