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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.

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: White was added as a finish for the Mustang bass in 1975.

Notable Players:  Bill Wyman, Tina Weymouth, Fred Smith

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Mustang Bass with Maple Fretboard
  • Mustang Bass with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Antigua
  • Black
  • Blonde
  • Natural
  • Olympic White
  • Sunburst
  • Walnut (Mocha)
  • Wine Red
Year
  • 1971 - 1981
Made In
  • United States
Categories

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