1964 Fender Musicmaster II

With its Dakota Red lacquer finish, cool pearloid pickguard, and pre-CBS clay dot rosewood fretboard, this 1964 Fender Musicmaster II checks off a lot of boxes. It’s a great looking guitar, and one that’s a lot of fun to play. The Jaguar-scale neck is small and fast, the solid bridge offers way better tuning stability than the trem version, it’s super-light weight, and the pickup sounds great.

This Musicmaster II is a completely original guitar with an L-prefix serial number. The pots date to the 22nd week of 1964, and the neck is dated August of 1964. The neck has an A-width of 1.5” and a 1st fret depth of .785”. The scale is 24” and neck depth tapers up to .960 at the 12th fret. The pickup DC resistance measures 5.8k, which happens to also be what the guitar weighs at, in lbs.

In great shape, this Musicmaster shows a bit of playwear to its frets and finish, but nothing extreme. It’s been set-up in-shop and plays easily and cleanly.

With 1970s hardshell case