1966 Fender Musicmaster Dakota Red + OHSC
From the beginnings of the company, Leo had seen that student models were a way to keep his instruments in players’ hands as they progressed. Released late April of 1956, the Musicmaster went through a few changes alongside its stable mates and found favour with players as diverse as John McLaughlin, David Byrne and Patti Smith.
This guitar is in stunning condition. The Dakota red finish has the odd bump and knock but it still retains its lustrous hue. The neck, fretboard and frets are in equally fantastic shape with the gloss finish of the lacquer really showcasing the maple of the neck. The neck date reads as June 1965.
The plastics and hardware hardly show the passing of time.
As you’d expect, the electronics are all correct, all solder joints undisturbed. The pots are dated week 7 of 1966.
The guitar comes with its correct hardshell case.
Even though this is a short scale guitar (22.5”) and aimed at students, there is no doubt that these are well made instruments . The neck feels comfortable and easy to play, the no-frills nature of the electronics yields a classy tone. This guitar certainly punches above its weight.
These guitars certainly have a unique appeal all of their own and all guitar players should try one at least once. Grab this one before it gets away.
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