Fender Musicmaster Bass Black 1978

MUSICMASTER78

Fender

Used

Awesome American made vintage bass from late 70s. Short-scale bass with 30" scale. Plenty of dings and scratches and imperfections, but plays well and no major damage. Received electronics check and setup.  

  • Solid ash body,
  • Original Black finish
  • 1-piece maple neck with comfortable profile
  • Rosewood fretboard 
  • 3-ply black pickguard 
  • 1x singlecoil pickup,
  • 1x Volume and 1x Tone,
  • fixed bridge with two individual saddles.
  • Comes with simple gigbag.

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In Stock

1 499,00 € tax incl.

Data sheet

Type of guitarShort-scale
Body ShapeOther
Case or bag includedGigbag
Pickup configuration1x Single-coil

More info

Fender’s Musicmaster was first introduced in 1971, and in production through 1981. As with Fender’s guitar bearing the same name, the bass was a simpler version of Fender’s Mustang Bass.

The Musicmaster was Fender’s budget-priced bass at the time, made from surplus parts from other Fender models. The bodies were from the Mustang production line, and 6-pole guitar pickups were used instead of the standard 4-pole pickups used in basses. All of the electronics were mounted on a single piece of plastic. This was also a 30″ short-scale bass, the shortest production scale of any Fender bass.

The bass was introduced with three finishes: black, white and red, with a few early issues painted in daphne blue and sporting pearl pickguards. Fender later offered many of the finishes offered on their other instruments as well.

Fender’s line of budget instruments was discontinued in 1981, when the company introduced the Squier brand. Squier reintroduced the Musicmaster briefly in 1997, replacing it a year later with the Bronco bass.