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Fender MusicMaster Red, 1975


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Introduced in April 1956 and built until 1982, the Fender MusicMaster was an entry-level single pickup guitar. As it was intended for beginners and younger players, it was available in two scale lengths – the ‘long’ 24 inch (609.6mm) scale length seen here, and a 22.5 inch (571.5mm) short scale. The Fender DuoSonic, a two pickup version, also appeared in 1956 and was discontinued in 1969.

Here we’re looking at a Fender MusicMaster in Red finish, built during 1975 in Fullerton, California during the era of CBS ownership. This 24 inch scale length example is in good, complete condition and has some dents and finish wear expected after 48 years. This very cool guitar plays well looks great and sounds good. The 24 inch scale doesn’t feel very short – it is also the same scale length as the considerably more elaborate Fender Jaguar.

In terms of construction, in 1975 the Fender MusicMaster consisted of an Alder slab body paired with a Maple neck and Indian Rosewood fingerboard. Fender ceased using Brazilian Rosewood in 1966. The tuners are sealed models with creme plastic buttons, and a simple top-mount, three-saddle bridge is at the body. Electronics consist of a single single-coil pickup in the neck position suspended from a three-ply pickguard, with volume and tone controls and the output jack mounted on a metal plate. It’s very simple and very reliable.

The original hard shell case is included.


Price: $2,199.99 CAD
  • Model: MusicMaster
  • Year: 1975
  • Finish Red
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 639639, built during 1975 in Fullerton CA
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 31/05/2023

  • Consignment Item

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.116lbs 2.78kg
  • Scale Length: 24in 609.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.625in 41.28mm
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