So, I picked up this old Musicmaster in a trade right here on these forums. It is a little gem of a bass and I am becoming more smitten with it as time goes on! It appears to be an early one, but with all the expert eyes in this place I hope to glean a little more about it for fun. It does have some unique features. Most sources say the Musicmaster was release in 1970 or 1971, but this one seems a little earlier. The neck plate serial # is 278593 = 1969, 1970 The finish appears to be originally blue, likely sonic blue, that has faded to green over time which I guess is quite normal for finishes at that time. The back has faded more than the front. Here is a Fender color chart from 1970. The bottom left "Musicmaster Only" Blue looks to be right: The finish looks original to me, and you can see what looks the be the original color peeking through on the bottom front right of the bass, but I am no expert. What do you guys think - does it look original?