Bought this Musicmaster last week. I noticed something (semi) interesting...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Devin Hopkins, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. I bought a '70's (not sure what year exactly) Fender Musicmaster last week. I was replacing the jack and I noticed that even though this model doesn't have a thumbrest, there are screw holes under the pickguard for one. It has the same serial number and everything. I wanted to see if anyone here could shed some light on this mildly interesting subject.
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  2. Oren Hudson

    Oren Hudson

    Dec 25, 2007
    Gastonia, NC
    Based upon the serial number on the head, 1978. But by then the thumb rest was not being used. Maybe a left over body that Fender found and used a few years later? Possible.
  3. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger

    Dec 11, 2014
    Western NC
    I had a bass that I bought without a thumbrest. I installed a thumbrest with a new pickguard. At some point I decided to ditch the thumbrest and reinstalled the original pickguard.

    Your welcome.
  4. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I've had three '78s, rebuilt a fourth, and all have had thumbrests as originally installed...

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