Fender Japan Mustang Bass MB98-SD Black 2003
Fender Mustang Bass, crafted in Japan 2002-4, gloss black. Mustang basses are charming little items: the short scale, slim neck and offset body make them stupendously easy players. The short scale also anchors the thumpy, thick, immediate tone that'll slot perfectly into punk, grunge and surf. The gloss black finish is a classy touch; we haven't had one through the shop in this hue before and it certainly has a punk-in-a-tuxedo appeal. These are getting extremely hard to get hold of even in Japan, they're a pretty safe bet to appreciate steadily over the next few years as they were never made in huge numbers. Proper cool.
Model: Fender 'Vintage Collection' Mustang Bass (MG98-70SD)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2002-4 (serial Q008185)
Finish: gloss black, 3-ply white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.35" radius, 30" scale
Pickups: Duncan Designed MB1 single coil
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some very minor marks on the end. The neck is pretty clean, no major marks. The back has widespread light surface scratches and scuffs, no major marks though. The sides have a couple of dimples on the top horn and near the jack; no major marks. The front has a couple of dimples on the elbow area and some play wear on the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 45/105s.