Fender Mustang Bass Competition 1969 SURF GREEN
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-10-09)
Price : US $1,630.
You are bidding on a 1969 Fender American Made Competition Mustang bass in SURF GREEN. Funny thing is that it wasn't until well after 1969 that Fender had a color called Surf Green. For new collectors I will explain the history of the Fender Competition Mustang Bass:
The Mustang bass was first made by Fender in 1966 as a smaller version of the Precision bass. It was a 22 1/2 scale with 19 frets- and made until 1983. The first mustang's had slab bodies (no contour where the back of the body meets yours). In 1969 Fender switched to a contour body for the first time and also it was the first year of the ''Competition Mustang'' which was made in Red, Orange, Blue with three white stripes on the front only. The 1969's also had a matching headstock- meaning the head was the same color as the body. This was discontinued in 1971.
THERE NEVER WAS A SURF GREEN COLOR MADE BY FENDER. INSTEAD BECAUSE OF A CHEMICAL REACTION IN THE CLEAR FINISH COATS ON ITS BLUE COMPETITION MUSTANGS THEY TURNED GREEN AFTER EXPOSURE TO LIGHT. THAT IS WHY I HAVE PROVIDED A PICTURE OF THIS BASS BODY WITH THE PICK GUARD REMOVED TO SHOW THE ORIGINAL COLOR. VINTAGE GUITAR GUIDE 2008 LISTS TWO VERY RARE FENDER COLORS- SURF GREEN AND SHELL PINK. THE TRUE SURF GREEN WAS ONLY ON THIS BASS AND ONLY FOR 1 YEAR.
NOTICE THAT EVERYONE ON EBAY SELLING A VINTAGE BASS SAYS IT IS ''RARE'' ? RARE IS THE TEMPERATURE OF A STEAK AND NOT A DESCRIPTION OF A COLLECTABLE BASS.&n
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-10-09)
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