Up for consideration is a vintage 1966 Fender Musicmaster electric guitar and case -- a vintage classic 1950s Fender design that has been relic'd the real way, by 50 years of gigs. Originally marketed as a student guitar, these guitars were made to the same high quailty level, and from the same tonewoods as the Strat and Tele. Lucily, the market forces have spared them from the stratospheric collector prices. For example, a '65 Blue Strat recently sold on eBay for $24k, so here is a great opportunity to own one in from the same era, made by the same guys in the same factory, with the same woods, and save about $23,000!!!
HI -RES PHOTOS:
HERE for 1270 DPI Hi-Res photos of the Musicmaster, and HERE is some additional historical info, HERE is the Fender 1956 Catalog / Flyer , and here are some collector + end user reviews [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ].
CLASSIC VINTAGE SOUND
Musicmaster's have a great vintage character and tone that rivals Fender's more famous guitars. In fact, this guitar's pickup actually sounds bigger than one from a same era Strat. The shorter 22.5" scale makes bending notes easy, and the smaller size is perfect for folks with smaller hands, as well as women players, and for normal people it somehow just increases the "Fun Factor."
* Single Coil PU
* Made in 1966
* Fantastic sounding
* Relic Look from actual use
* Fast Neck
* Daphne Blue
* Vintage look and feel
* Fender Hardshell Case
* Made in USA
As you can see from the photos, there is significant wear on the guitar -- which is a good thing in this case -- as this guitar is perfect for bringing out a vintage relic Fender, that in addition to the looks, also has the classic vintage character and tone, and playing feel of a vintage 1960s instrument. The tuners look too good to be original, so I'm guessing they are the modern replacements. The headstock has a repair below the decal, and may be missing a small piece of wood. The pickguard is missing material from 2 corners. The neck has some gouges and nicks and scratches, but still plays very comfortably. The case is functional, but the middle latch is missing, and both end latches are no longer spring-loaded, and must be maunally moved to securely close the case. It plays perfectly with no issues, and sounds amazing!!!
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $35.00 via FedEx Ground, with tracking, Insurance
and Signature Confirmation. Satisfaction Guaranteed, with a 3-day
return, buyer pays shipping, so please ask questions first. This auction is for a 1966 Fender Musicmaster electric guitar and carrying case. No other accessories are included.
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