Too often I find out about someone who has bought what he or she thinks is a Rickenbacker bass guitar, when it was just a copy of one.
These will normally have the name of the actual maker on the headstock.
The may be some stores that sell genuine new Rickenbackers as well as new copies.
Since I discourage buying and selling of these instruments, I will not publish the names of these makers that continue to make copies.
The manufacturers and brands that are named above have already been dealt with by RIC, as far as I know.
You can find out if a dealer is authorized to sell new Rickenbacker instruments on the RIC website.