The low‑cost Fender Musicmaster was originally released in 1956 and was the company’s first ‘student’ model. Fender’s head of sales, Don Randall, believed in establishing a ‘step-up’ program in which beginners could follow a clear upgrade path to their higher quality guitars as their guitar skills improved.  The Musicmaster was given a design facelift to match the general style of the newly introduced slightly offset‑body Fender Mustang. The Musicmaster continued in various forms until 1982, when it was superseded by the budget Fender Bullet. Probably because of its low-priced origins, the Musicmaster doesn’t have the prestige of its professional grate bigger brothers. However, the Musicmaster was designed and manufactured by the same people in the same factory, using the same materials as their more upmarket models. While the 2‑pickup Duo‑Sonic and Mustang guitars have been reissued, the Musicmaster has yet to reappear as a mainstream model. As a consequence of its ‘novice’ reputation and straightforward build, vintage Musicmasters still tend to be a bit of a bargain vintage guitar.


  • Made in Fullerton, California, U.S.A. in 1966
  • Alder slab body
  • White finish, faded to cream
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Original chrome hardware
  • Original brown tortoiseshell scratch plate
  • Original covered single coil neck pickup, pots, knobs and jack socket
  • Original chrome hardtail bridge
  • Fender hard shell case

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  • Musicmaster II with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Olympic White
  • 1964 - 1969
Made In
  • United States
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Color Family
  • White
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Pickup Configuration
  • S
Offset Body
  • Yes
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Model Family
  • Fender Musicmaster
Number of Frets
  • 21

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