Fender Competition Mustang Bass 1969 - 1973

Fender Competition Mustang Bass 1969 - 1973

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Product Details

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Competition Mustang Bass
Finish
  • Competition Burgundy (Blue)
  • Competition Orange
  • Competition Red
Year
  • 1969 - 1973
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Active / Passive Pickups
  • Passive
Body Material
  • Alder
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Color Family
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Red
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Fender Mustang Bass
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Frets
  • 19
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Series
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era

Overview

Introduced two years after the Mustang guitar, the Mustang Bass was the first student-level bass produced by Fender as well as the last production bass designed by Leo Fender before he left the company. Targeted towards younger players, the Mustang Bass offered a shorter 30-inch scale length as well as a lower price-point than the Precision or Jazz Basses of the mid-'60s. The split single-coil pickup was also smaller than that of the P Bass, but still captured a wide range of bass tones. Starting in 1969, Fender introduced a set of snazzy "competition" finishes which added a double racing stripe to the body. 

Years of Production:
 1966 - 1981

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 30-inch scale length, split single-coil pickup

Finish Specifications: Competition Red was part of the Competition series of finishes introduced in 1969.

Notable Players:  Bill Wyman, Tina Weymouth, Fred Smith

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