(SOLD) Squier Vista Series Musicmaster Bass Sonic Blue 1997
Squier Vista Series Musicmaster bass, made 1997 in Taiwan, faded sonic blue. The Vista Series was Squier's first ever take at doing original designs instead of lower cost versions of Fender designs, and included the cult hit Supersonic and Venus models. The only bass in the series was this cute little Musicmaster, a nod to 70s-era Fender model, but decked out with a matching headstock and cute 60s colours. They were only made for one year, and prices have been increasing markedly over the last couple of years as word gets around. This one is in awesome shape: the finish was once blue and has faded to green, but otherwise, you can barely tell it's twenty five years old. The short scale neck is super comfy, the lightweight body is comfy and well balanced and it all just feels a bit too easy to play really. The tone on deck is punchy and immediate, with a natural short sustain and a rounded, warm fundamental note. These seldom last long around here, so sort yourself out quickly if you're in the mood.
Model: Squier Vista Series Musicmaster Bass
Made in: China, Yako plant Taiwan, 1997 (serial YN735269)
Finish: sonic blue, gloss poly, 3-ply cream guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 30" scale, 7.25" scale, 42mm nut
Pickup: Vista Tone single coil
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and some scuffs on the bottom edge. The neck has a couple of minor dimples on the back, it's clean and smooth in the hands. The back has a handful of light scuffs and minor dimples around the body, as well as couple of small dents in the elbow area. The sides have some minor scuffs on the bottom horn and near the jack. The front has a couple of dimples around the bridge and some minor play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have very minor wear, 9/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.