Fender Musicmaster Bass 1978 – Pre-Owned

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Product Description

1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass – Pre-Owned

Offered in good working condition – supplied with upgraded Aero pickups and wiring loom/pickguard and comes with original pickups, pickguard and look all wired up.

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.

Product Specs/Additional Information

1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass – Pre-Owned

•Serial Number: S834730
•Origin: USA
•Year: 1978
•Body Wood: Alder
•Colour: Olympic white
•Finish: Gloss
•Neck Finish: Gloss
•Neck Material: Maple
•Fingerboard: Rosewood
•Pickups: Aero
•Preamp: Passive
•Pickguard: Black
•Hardware: Chrome
•Gig Bag/Case: Gigbag
•Frets: 19
•String Spacing: 16.5mm
•Nut Width: 42mm
•Scale Length: 30”
•Weight: 9lb13oz/4.5kg

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Product Description

1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass – Pre-Owned

Offered in good working condition – supplied with upgraded Aero pickups and wiring loom/pickguard and comes with original pickups, pickguard and look all wired up.

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.

Product Specs

1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass – Pre-Owned

•Serial Number: S834730
•Origin: USA
•Year: 1978
•Body Wood: Alder
•Colour: Olympic white
•Finish: Gloss
•Neck Finish: Gloss
•Neck Material: Maple
•Fingerboard: Rosewood
•Pickups: Aero
•Preamp: Passive
•Pickguard: Black
•Hardware: Chrome
•Gig Bag/Case: Gigbag
•Frets: 19
•String Spacing: 16.5mm
•Nut Width: 42mm
•Scale Length: 30”
•Weight: 9lb13oz/4.5kg

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