Fender Musicmaster Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1977)

Fender  Musicmaster Bass Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar  (1977)
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Fender Musicmaster Bass Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1977), made in Fullerton, California, serial # S721156, black polyester finish, alder body, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, gig bag case.
Overall length is 42 1/8 in. (107 cm.), 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 30 in. (762 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.).

This is a worn-in but original end-of-the-1970s Fender Musicmaster bass, in a punk-era appropriate all-black livery. This was the Fender company's most basic 4-string instrument for that decade, and a great first bass for many aspiring players then and since. This one shows a decent amount of wear on the body with dings, dents and scuffing but no major loss. There is a small pull on the pickguard at the jack area, but it is not split through.

The neck finish, fingerboard and frets are quite clean except for a sticker removal scar on the back of the headstock. The tone cap has been replaced, but all else appears original. It plays excellent and sounds as it should, timelessly cool looking in its all-black livery and still one of the solidest and best beginner's basses ever made. This one is lighter than many '70's basses at 7.35 Lbs. and very handy. With its 30" short-scale neck the Musicmaster remains a very comfortable 4-string for beginners but still quite suitable for live and recording situations despite its budget origin. Very Good + Condition.