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 Post subject: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:18 pm 
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well.. finally ordered a Rick 4003 MG from Thomann.de in Germany .... and they have advised that it is ordered from Rickenbacker... but I will "need to wait a long, long, long time". How long? "no idea" they say ... some people say they waited 18-26 months for their 4003 ... what is the current waiting list? Does anyone know the official line?


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:49 am 
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Delivery for a 4003 MG is typically in the 9 month range. But authorized dealers and distributors know this and order for their own inventory so as to mitigate this wait. I would imagine that most authorized dealers in the U.K. either have this in stock or can get one in a few days under current conditions and would have local service an warranty. Mail order from Germany may be a different story altogether on all counts, however.


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:12 am 
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No one I tried in the UK could deliver from stock and prices were much higher as I get a great pound/euro exchange rate if I buy from Germany. I will just wait and it will arrive some time... Worth waiting for


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 Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:55 am 
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I guess less than a week!


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:07 pm 
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£86 more expensive than mail order from Germany with immediate delivery. But what's a warranty, local service, and a very reliable/personable dealer worth, I wonder?


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:43 am 
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Got the last one from GAK - it had been on reserve but was back on sale - always had great service from them in the past - arrives tomorrow and price matched Thomas as well :-)


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:03 am 
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mmm, my reply seems to have gone AWOL - GAK had one that was on hold.. came off hold and I got it when it came up for sale again. They also price matched Thomas.de and delivery is tomorrow. Good result after all


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:46 am 
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Luthman in Sweden usually say 1-5 years waitingtime and they want 20% in advance as well. I say: No way, José! That´s why I would never order in Sweden. I´d rather go to Germany or England to buy another one than paying 20% and then having to wait for a couple of years. Ridiculous!


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:48 am 
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Yes - GAK said I was lucky that one was available - 9 months is usual wait.. maybe I should order a black one as a spare :-) Arrived safely and with my guitar guy getting the action and neck sorted - should be back on Monday with a nice straight neck and low action


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 Post subject: Re: 4003 MG ordered - how long to wait? :-)
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:28 am 
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Stunning bass, after getting the nut, truss rods and intonation sorted it plays like a dream... Just need to fiddle about with the bass and Trace Elliott GP7 to get that classic Rick sound


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