Fender / Musicmaster / 1958 / Desert Sand / Guitar For Sale

1958 Fender Musicmaster, serial: 29145. Desert Sand finish in good condition. With the exception of the missing bridge cover it's all original and complete including the brown case. 

Released in 1956 as a student model these guitars along with the Duo Sonic became the starting point for many young guitarists. It's a short scale (22.5") guitar with a C profile neck. The anodized gold pickguard which nicely compliments the Desert Sand finish has the pots and pickup mounted to it. The simple volume & tone controls allow for a no-frills approach to guitar playing. It has a maple neck and fingerboard with plastic button Kluson tuners. It's an amazing guitar to play and it sounds fantastic. 


There is light lacquer checking throughout the finish and numerous small scuffs and dings as well as some arm wear on the edge of the upper bout and the initials of the nephew of the original owner. The neck and fretboard also exhibit play-wear but nothing to detract from the playability of the instrument. Everything remains structurally sound with no breaks or repairs. The frets are in good condition having been dressed in our workshop and still have plenty of life left in them. All hardware and electronics are in good working order including the truss rod which works correctly. 


This guitar has been set up in our workshop with a fresh set of Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings and a medium-low action. The neck has a pencil date of 8-58. The tone pot dates to the 25th week of 58, the volume pot date is covered in solder but theres no evidence of the solder being broken so i'm confident that its original to the guitar. The pickup has original winds and unbroken solder.  Weight 6lbs 3oz. Nut width: 39.4 mm. Depth at 1st fret: 20.2 mm. 3-month warranty included.

Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars Ltd, UK  

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Andy Baxter Bass & Guitars has established a name as the best place to shop for vintage basses in the UK. We're also getting a name for ourselves stocking fine vintage 6 string electric & acoustic guitars. All instruments are thoroughly checked over and set up before sale. We offer free setups for the first year after purchase. 

As a reputable and knowledgeable dealer, we offer the complete variety of brands, including Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Music Man, Hofner, and Vox. Vintage bass guitars with a high degree of character and investment value are our specialty. We work with musicians, collectors and dealers around the globe, and offer quick delivery worldwide.

Have a look at the website often, as our inventory changes regularly. Chances are, you’ll find what you need. If you don’t, contact us and using our guitar-finding service we will track down your heart’s desire.


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If you are happy to buy over the internet, I will send you as much information about the bass guitar you're interested in as I can, and if you require more high resolution photos dont hesitate to ask.

You can always make an appointment with me and come and try some of the Bass guitars out first. I will consider part exchange, if it makes your desired bass a little easier to afford.

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Payments are to be made on the dates agreed. If the customer fails to do so or pulls out of an agreed deal after 1 month has elapsed from the date of the first payment, 10% of the agreed sale price is non refundable. A further 10% will be added each consecutive month thereafter. Within the first month a 5% fee is applied. Andy Baxter Bass has the right to withdraw from any agreement and re list the item if payments are not made on the agreed dates.  A 10% non refundable deposit will hold any guitar for 30 days. With installment / layaway / deposit agreements all sales are final, no returns, no refunds and no exceptions. 

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Merchandise is sold as is. Please ask all questions, view all pictures etc, before purchasing. We do not negotiate price after the sale. No exceptions. Just the same, if you find out that the guitar or gear doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 48 hours. Please call or email for return authorization before shipping any merchandise back. Returned merchandise must be shipped fully insured at the customer’s cost and in it’s original condition. Upon receipt of the merchandise, a refund (less shipping and any other applicable fees) will be issued within 48 hours, subject to a 5% restocking fee.  The restocking fees will be waived if the instrument is damaged. ALL dealers will be charged restocking fee on returns for any reason due the the common practice of reselling. Special orders are not returnable. Amplification sent overseas is not returnable under any circumstaces unless damaged upon arrival.

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