I have 2 musicmasters, both identical in specs, but not in wear. This is the ugly sister,its been used and quite heeavily abused , yet its all intact ready to keep going. A true testament of the ability of these little but tough fenders.
The abuse is as follows, there is a chunk of pickguard missing at the tip by the jack, pretty common. The body has huge chips, dings and wear. I mean it has some huge chunks of paint missing that have exposed and dinged the wood underneath. The original knobs are gone, I will try to find a set of something to throw on before shipping. One pots shaft is bent, the tone pot but all the electronics are original and function fine. The neck has tons of dents and gashes on it , a small chunk of wood missing onthe edge by the 10th fret, I honestly was going to just sand the whole neck down, except the headstock face and tru oil it and fill any dings with wood filler and sand flush. The frets have a ton of life. 1 tuner is bent slightly. It has flats on it. I honestly feel sorry for this old bass, it needs someone thats going to put some time into it, despite how beat up it is its not some unuseable mess like this musicmasterand as you can see really rough ones are worth a decent amount as the value on these continues to climb,http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1977...p2047675.l2557
I mean its not pretty, not at all but its all original. If you want a prettier one I have one for more thats currently posted.
This one is for the player or project minded person. Last year I saw a refinished musicmaster here, it heavily modded to the point that it didnt even have the correct tuners, it went for $325, so I think my asking price is pretty fair, its rare to find one for under $500 nowadays. I could be talked into parting it out if you were interested
$425 $400 375 Shipped
I will get better pics tomorrow PICTURES are shown as neck and body only as I wanted to show the wear and it was easier all torn apart, the bass is complete and fully playable.
I Think the chip was colored over with a green marker.