Fender Electric Acoustic

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jumbodbassman, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    I am about to add this bass to my 'TAG sale" except i am not sure what it is actually called. any help would be appreciated. thanks jim





  2. sj_bass

    sj_bass Supporting Member

    May 23, 2010
    Long Beach, CA
    Proudly Supporting Moody Leathers
    Pulled this from a guitar blog:

    "It's a Made in Japan Fender HMT Bass circa 1989/90, has an F-hole in a Thinline-inspired P-Bass body, an active TBX tone control and a piezo pickup in the fixed acoustic-style bridge. Very unusually for a Fender, it doesn't sport their trademark headstock shape or familiar logo. The name "HMT" and the headstock shape would imply "Heavy Metal", but the f-fole and acoustic pickup/bridge do not quite fit in with this image.

    "I remember around this period at a music show in London seeing a similar Fender bass, but fretless and with the more usual P-Bass headstock and in natural finish. I guess that was a Japanese-built sibling of the bass we see here. That one I could understand. This one seems to have identity issues."

    I've seen them sell in the $400-$600 range, but the condition of the instrument and the market have a lot to do with prices right now. They're kinda funky, and I mean that in a cool way... :cool:
  3. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I remember these back in the day. Fender actually had two models of this: this HMT you see, and the A/E. The A/E had the 'normal' headstock shape.
  4. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    thanks guys..
  5. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    I dig it. I remember drooling over a fretless a/e back in the day.
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