Give your 4003 a vintage 60’s look! This Rickenbacker® 4003 guard will fit most mid-90’s to current 4003 basses. Available with standard 1″ neck pickup placement or custom 1/2″ placement (requires routing the body in most cases). Also available with Standard screw hole pattern for direct replacement or with a moved Hole 1 (closest to the bridge pickup) for a more “correct” position in the corner (requires drilling a new hole in the body). Hand-polished edges on acrylic material.
See our Finger Rest page for an even more vintage look.
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.
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®.
Rickenbacker® is a registered trademark of Rickenbacker International Corp.
Horsley42 (verified owner) –
It’s a real lift when the man who actually owns / runs the company is in direct communication with me. We got the order ( and others ) sorted out with any confusion cleared up. The pick guard arrived promptly and was well packed. It’s beautiful ! Solid white with zero blemishes, scratches, etc. It fits my bass like it was put on at the factory. Perfect ! ! ! The bass and I are most pleased. There is another project in the works that will require additional parts. Here’s where I’ll be shopping. I highly recommend this company. Tony K
Randy Hawkins –
I have had one of these conversion guards on my 4003 for awhile now. I love it. Tony does fantastic work. The one I got is clear / back-painted and it I like it much better than the original pickguard. Nothing against the original guard, I just always wanted one that goes back to the pickup surround. He matches up to the original holes, so it’s completely reversible if you ever decide to put the original back on. This is the second bass I’ve had them make a guard for and if I ever want / need another, Pickguardian is where I’ll go.