Fender Mustang Model Solid Body Electric Bass Guitar (1976), made in Fullerton, California, serial # 7607143, black polyester finish, alder body, maple neck, original black hard shell case. This "Bicentennial Year" 1976 Fender Mustang Bass shows some general wear but is very sharp looking in its black-and-white livery, a great player in all original condition. This bass was built a few years after the end of the run of the rather whimsical "Competition" Mustangs in 1973, and has more generic 1970s Fender cosmetics. This includes black poly finish on the body, topped with the fairly short-lived white plastic pickguard with the thumb rest now mounted above the strings. A notable change from earlier models is the one-piece maple neck and fingerboard, an original Fender feature that came late to the Mustang just around this time. The then-new serial number decal on the headstock designates this as a 1976 model. The original pots date to the 18th and 25th weeks of that same year. Aside from the maple fingerboard, Poly finish and the thumbrest position, most other features remain similar to later 1960s models.The Mustang Bass was introduced in 1966, Leo Fender's last original design for the company that bore his name. Although originally intended for students, the instrument is so well-designed and laid out that many professional players have used it extensively including Bill Wyman and Tina Weymouth. Ideal for guitar players or bassists with smaller hands, the Mustang remains one of the best short-scale basses ever designed, well-balanced and comfortable with a very punchy and surprisingly fat sonic signature. This superb-playing bass has survived the decades very well and is ready for another 45 years!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.) deep. Scale length is 30 in. (762 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). This bass shows some general finish wear but remains all original. The body has some dings, dents, scratches and chips but no large areas of wear. The neck finish similarly has small dings and dents but is generally intact. All hardware is original and unaltered and this is a very fine player, and sharp looking too! It resides in a nicely preserved original; black Tolex Fender HSC. Overall Excellent - Condition.

Listed5 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Mustang Bass with Maple Fretboard
Finish
  • Black Polyester
Categories
Year
  • 1976
Series
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era
Model Family
  • Fender Mustang Bass
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Pickup System
  • Passive
Neck Material
  • Maple
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Material
  • Alder
Pickup Configuration
  • Split-Coil
Number of Strings
  • 4-String
Offset Body
  • Yes
Color Family
  • Black
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway

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