Fender Vintage Musicmaster Bass in Dakota Red 1978 USA (Refinished)

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Vintage Fender Music Master Bass in Dakota Red finish made in 1978 with Gigbag. This guitar features a solid Alder body, maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with the original Fender 6 pole single coil pickup, controlled by a single master volume, single tone controls. The 30” short scale length neck has Pearloid dot inlays and 19 medium frets with a thick C shape neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Fender embossed open gear tuning machines, a bone nut, bolt on bridge with two adjustable saddles , black top-hat knobs on a handmade reproduction 1-ply black pickguard.

This guitar is in very good condition, it is vintage and does has some dings and dimples under the Finish. It was professionally refinished at Greens Guitar Works and they made a reproduction pickguard for it (see Pics).

The Musicmaster Bass made it’s debut in 1971 and originally came in either black, red or white finish. By 1981 they were discontinued along with all of Fender’s budget-priced models. Like many of Fender’s other budget-priced guitars, the Musicmaster Bass used many surplus parts from other Fender models. The bodies were leftover mustang bass bodies, while the pickups were six-pole guitar pickups, rather than four-pole bass pickups. They Are still a go to for many bass players wanting a unique tone and simple setup such as members of the Ramones, Sonic Youth and Mac Demarco.


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Musicmaster Bass
  • Year: 1978
  • Finish: Dakota Red (Refinished at Greens Guitar Works)
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Serial: #S834753
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 19lbs 3.7oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Solid Alder
  • Scale Length: 30”
  • Neck Joint: Bolt On
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Headstock: 70s Silk Screened Logo/Serial
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25”
  • Neck Profile: C
  • Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Nut Width: 1.608”
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 19 Medium
  • Pickups: Fender 6 pole Single Coil
  • Pickup Configuration: S
  • Pickguard: 1-ply Black with Thumb Rest (Handmade Reproduction from Greens Guitar Works)
  • Controls: 1-Volume, 2-tone
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Truss Rod: 50s Style Sloted
  • String Trees: 1
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Embossed Vintage open gear (Mustang Style)
  • Bridge: Fender Bolt on with two Adjustable saddles
  • Knobs: Black Top Hat
  • Case: Gig Bag

Additional information


Very Good




Musicmaster Bass