Fender Musicmaster Bass 1980 Black

Reverb Estimated Used Price Range

  • $675$850

The short-scaled Musicmaster Bass was one of Fender's lower-end or student model insturments. Like many such instruments produced by CBS-era Fender, it shared parts with other models such as the Mustang. The Musicmaster Bass design stayed pretty much the same through its production until it was discontinued in the early '80s. The model was briefly reissued by Squire in the late-'90s.

Years of Production: 1970 - 1983

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Poplar body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 30-inch scale length, single-coil pickup, volume and tone controls

Notable Players:  Kim Gordon, Dee Dee Ramone


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