This Rickenbacker® 4003 guard will fit most one-piece, mid-90’s to current 4003 basses. Early 4003 two-piece models are available, but require guards or tracings to duplicate. A two-piece to one-piece conversion guard is also available. Hand-polished edges on acrylic material. Basses prior to the mid-90’s and left-handed guards usually require guard or a tracing. Click here for a template: Rick 4003 Guard.
In early 2015, Rickenbacker introduced a slimmed-down 4003 guard that follows the bottom edge better and looks more like a 4001 guard. The screw hole pattern, control holes and pickup location are the same on both guard versions. Rickenbacker re-released a new version of the 4003s which uses the same 4003 guard with slightly different control holes. UPDATE…it looks like the 4003s pickguard is the new standard guard for all post-2020 4003 models.
If you’re not sure which version you have, you can send your guard or a tracing for a guaranteed perfect fit.
Most factory Rickenbacker guards have flush edges. Beveled or rounded-over edges are available as an option.
These parts are made by Pickguardian and are not to be represented as products of Rickenbacker®.
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