SOLD 1971 Fender Mustang Bass Competition Orange *collector grade* - PRICE DROP

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by kracdown, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. kracdown


    Jan 3, 2015
    This 1971 Fender Mustang Bass is immaculate. The condition is unheard of with only minor play wear, unfaded by the sun. This piece is truly mint for its age and includes its original hang tag (matching serial number) with warranty, case lock keys (unopened), strap, mute, and perhaps even the original strings (I had the bass restrung and setup with flat wounds, so it plays as good as it looks, but what looked like very old strings are in the case just in case they were original). It is 100% original and unmodified. The case has light wear and one of the latches sticks, but is operational. This is a once in a lifetime chance at a perfect vintage Mustang bass.

    Please feel free to reach out with any questions! Priced a $3,750.00 on Reverb. Bass is located in Los Angeles, CA.

    Price: WAS $3,500, now $3,350 PP'd and Shipping in the USA included.

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  2. fedenybass

    fedenybass Supporting Member

    Wow! Me likey!
  3. lesclaypoolsob

    lesclaypoolsob Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    This is amazing...GLTWS!
    kobass likes this.
  4. my friend, why are you selling this beauty? Don't!
  5. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! :thumbsup:
  6. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
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  7. kracdown


    Jan 3, 2015
    I'm a player not a collector, and this is almost like new. This is far too clean for someone like me. I will 100% be replacing this with another competition color Mustang in a little more beat condition. This one sounds incredible, though!
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  8. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    You can get back issues of 'Fender Facts' on Ebay. Really cool.
  9. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks I build Grosbeak Guitars and Basses Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    Grosbeak Guitars
    So cool! Good luck!
  10. ShaneCat


    Jul 24, 2014
    Unbelievable! Just WOW
  11. bassarama

    bassarama In Memoriam

    Sep 14, 2006
    All I can say is that I just picked up a 1975 Mustang Bass, and it is one of the most distinctively nuanced basses that I have ever recorded with. It is not unlike the P Bass of course, but more hollow sounding, less harsh trebly mids, and oh yeah, did I mention--stupid easy to play. This is NOT a toy folks. Don't fool yourself :) Worth every penny IMHO...GLWTS
  12. Holdsg

    Holdsg Talkbass > Work Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Alta Loma, CA
    time warp
  13. kracdown


    Jan 3, 2015
    Bump. Price drop because something has caught my eye. Just brought this out to play, it's outstanding!
  14. ad9000

    ad9000 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2004
    Leucadia, CA
    Love these little guys - my '71 blue Mustang is a "secret weapon" bass. It always turns heads, and when I record with it people that hear the resulting tracks invariably ask what bass I was using. Oh, and the competition stripe makes it sound even better. Some one should scoop this one up in a hurry.
  15. My first Fender was the guitar version of this bass. Same color, same stripes! GLWTS!
  16. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

    This belongs in a museum! Amazing condition
  17. ShaneCat


    Jul 24, 2014
    Any interest in trading your '71 Mustang for a 2017 Stingray 5 in Power Blue at 9lbs AND a 2016 walnut Rickenbacker weighing 8.15lbs. My Ric cost $2000 and the Ray cost $1600. Btw, how much does your Mustang weigh on an electronic shipping scale? I'm looking for 9lbs or under. Thanks for your consideration.
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  18. kracdown


    Jan 3, 2015
    Last calls... I have a Reverb offer I will accept unless someone here wants to shoot.