1966 FENDER MUSTANG BASS Dakota Red, Rosewood fingerboard code BA18
A true closet classic. Looks like it was played a few times
and tucked away for the past 50 years. Not flawless but very, very clean with
just the right amount of character. Light lacquer checking throughout with a few
impressions and beauty marks mainly along the lower bout. This instrument is
100% original with no modifications. Plays well with good action. Frets are in
very good condition and all electronics work. The rare and original formit hard
shell case made from Poleverini "For Fender" is in great condition.
1966 was the 1st year the Mustang bass was issued and the last production bass designed by Leo Fender himself. This appears to be an early production. Many had headstock decals pieced together with leftovers from the Mustang guitar and the short lived Fender Bass V. Some had “Contour Body” decals, some didn’t. The pattern of the lacquer checking support this decal being applied at the factory and no portion being removed or altered after.