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1969 Fender Mustang bass, Competition Red finish
1969 Fender Mustang bass, Competition Red finish The Mustang bass debuted in 1966 as (along with the Coronado) Fender's first shortscale bass, however the Competition finishes were not seen until 1969. It was effectively the same instrument, with sports stripes, and initially a matching coloured headstock. The competition colours were Red, Orange and Blue (although blue was officially called Burgundy). Have a closer look at this 1969 Fender and check out the soundclips through various vintage amplifiers.
1973 Fender Musicmaster bass
1973 Fender Musicmaster bassPictures, description and soundclips from a 1973 Fender Musicmaster bass. The Musicmaster bass changed very little between it's introduction in 1970, and it's deletion in the early 1980s. Although often regarded as a student bass, the Musicmaster was of high enough quality, both in terms of components and build, to sell to student guitarists and more advanced players looking for an affordable shortscale bass.
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Vintage Fender guitars

Fender, or the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, as it was properly known was started in 1946, in Fullerton, California, by Leo Fender.

Along with Gibson, Fender is probably the best known guitar manufacturer in the world. Both companies were right at the forefront of the guitar boom of the 1950s and 60s, and have managed to maintain leading positions ever since.

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However, these two companies were not always in as direct competition as might be assumed; yes they both made guitars, basses and amplifiers, but both tended to play to their strengths; Gibson's expertise was it's luthierie; they stuck to high end electric-acoustics, semi-acoustics and skillfully made solid bodies, whilst Fender excelled at electronics; they made amplifiers and easily built solid body basses and guitars.

Fender guitars

1953 Fender advertisement for the Telecaster guitar, Precision bass, Twin and Bassman amplifiers
1953 Fender advertisement for the Telecaster guitar, Precision bass, Twin and Bassman amplifiers. See more vintage Fender adverts
Gibson did not take Fender too seriously at first; Fender were just an amplifier company that made a few guitars. They didn't regard the solid-body Broadcaster launched in 1950 as a serious musical instrument, lacking the depth of tone of a Gibson electric-acoustic. But music was changing, guitarists wanted different sounds, and music was getting louder. Fenders instruments proved to be more appropriate for the emerging musical scenes. Over the next decade Fender created a number of solid-body guitars that defined genres. Guitars like the Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster and Fender Precision bass proved to be exceptionally popular and have stayed in production ever since.

You could argue that it was the Stratocaster weilding Jimi Hendrix that was the biggest advertisement for Fender guitars; legions of guitarists, including Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, suddenly got strats.

Fender bass guitars

Fender invented the solid body electric bass, and have made a variety of different models. Like the guitars they were exceptionally simple; typically an ash body, with a bolt-on maple neck and single coil pickups. Simple, but very well-done simple. Read more about Fender bass guitars here.

Fender amplifiers

Older Fender amplifiers still have a lot of users today. Vintage Fender valve amps like the Fender Bassman, Fender Deluxe and Fender Twin Reverb have great reputations as guitar amplifiers, offering rich vintage tones that modern amps can't easily replicate.



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1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1971 Fender Mustang bass bridge

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1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1971 Fender Mustang bass bridge mute

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VINTAGE IBANEZ JAZZ BASS GUITAR (PRE FENDER LAWSUIT) CIR.1970 FRETLESS

Current price: $400.00
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RARE 1967 Fender Deluxe Reverb, Silverface, With Footswitch!

Current price: $2699.99
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Fender Custom Shop 1967 Telecaster Relic

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VINTAGE 1966 FENDER PRINCETON BLACKFACE TUBE GUITAR AMP SUPER CLEAN!

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Late 1970's Made in Japan Fender F55-12 Acoustic Guitar, Solid Spruce Top

Current price: $250.67
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1964-1968 USA FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR PICKGUARD & SHEILD STRAT ALL ORIGINAL

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11 Original Vintage Fender USA 1972 / 1979 Stratocaster Strat Pickguard Screws

Current price: £15.00
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VINTAGE 1966 FENDER PRINCETON BLACKFACE TUBE GUITAR AMP SUPER CLEAN!

Current price: £713.28
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Late 1970's Made in Japan Fender F55-12 Acoustic Guitar, Solid Spruce Top

Current price: £149.00
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1964-1968 USA FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR PICKGUARD & SHEILD STRAT ALL ORIGINAL

Current price: £472.55
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VINTAGE 1954-1971 FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR TREMOLO BRIDGE USA STRAT PRE CBS

Current price: £829.20
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1959-1969 FENDER JAZZMASTER OR JAGUAR GUITAR ORIGINAL TREMOLO ARM WHAMMY BAR USA

Current price: £163.46
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1973 USA FENDER STRATOCASTER AMERICAN BLACK GUITAR BODY ORIGINAL STRAT

Current price: £520.11
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1970-1975 USA FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR PICKGUARD STRAT ALL ORIGINAL RARE

Current price: £252.62
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