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My new early 70's "well worn" Music Master
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:59 am    Post subject: My new early 70's "well worn" Music Master Reply with quote

I don't post here very often, but thought some of ya'll might dig my latest vintage gear purchase. Let me start off by saying I LOVE this little guitar! I originally saw it posted for sale on another site in early November and before I could get the scratch together to make a deal on it the seller changed his mind about parting with it... which I totally understood and have been there before when offering my stuff up for sale. in any case, I told him if he ever decided to part with it to please let me know... and about a week later he PM'd me saying he decided to sell.

I was very excited to get it, as I already have a '66 in a similar color and weight that is one of my favorite guitars ever... and when this one arrived I felt immediately familiar with it. While it's not 100% original, it was built using all vintage parts with the exception of a repro set of F-tuners and pickup, although the cover is a vintage piece. The body finish is original, and has aged to the perfect shade of custard... with plenty of checking and chipping to give it lots of character. The neck dates to 1971, as do the pots and wiring. The pickup is an alnico of unknown origin, but it sounds fantastic! Just right for the neck position of the Musicmaster, with enough output to have some bite with the tone cranked up, but mellows out the way it should when you dial back the controls a little... And the neck is perfect, a nice C profile that's just right, with original frets that have plenty of life left.

I honestly couldn't put this thing down for about 2 days after getting it. I already had an aftermarket case that was a perfect fit for it, as well as a cool old Ace Strap. Pictures don't really do it justice, but I did my best...




























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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the colors! Congrats! Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love how the chips in the clear show the unaged white beneath. 2 SEXY
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say, i LIKE the pickguard!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks so lovely.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

such a great guitar!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, just wow
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks fellas. It's a lovely match to this '65 I already have... one of my favorite guitars ever.















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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know which I like better. They are both flawless. I should have painted mine white with tinted instead of banana. But I have the same model and play it every day.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That MM2 is amazing.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

God I love Oly white when it goes all funky.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave wrote:
God I love Oly white when it goes all funky.


Haha... Me too!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this is my dream shortscale. Perfect color, perfect aging, perfect pickup arrangement.
Congrats on the find!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mo Rawka wrote:
I think this is my dream shortscale. Perfect color, perfect aging, perfect pickup arrangement.
Congrats on the find!


Thanks... I love when the color ages like this too... I have a nearly NOS/mint '66 Duo-Sonic (The one in my avatar) and it's an awesome guitar, but I like these 2 Musicmasters better!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You gotta love those MMs..... and Olympic White forty five years later.....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love that body colour / patina! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fuck those are beautiful.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love those. Like a walk down memory lane for me.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love that guitar.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely! Reminds me of my Bronco. Very Happy

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