1997 Squier Vista Series Musicmaster


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Gibson scale with a humbucker! This model was offered for around a year and I don’t even see it any of my Fender catalogs, although catalogs do show the Musicmaster Bass which was produced in greater numbers. Finished in Surf Green (Shell Pink, Sonic Blue, Black and White were also produced, all with matching headstock. These were the shortest run of all the Vista series, most of which were produced for 2-4 years. Like the original Musicmasters in the 60’s, this guitar is the ultimate in simplicity with an offset waist slab body with contoured edges but no belly cut, vintage style bent steel bridge with 6 barrel saddles, 3-ply cream pickguard, and “Vista Tone” humbucker with a push/pull volume control (activates coil splitter). One of the cool things about this guitar is the flamed maple neck which wasn’t spec for this model but is a welcomed coincidence. The neck also features a shorter Gibson scale (24.75″), rosewood fretboard with 22 vintage frets and pearl dot markers. It plays with ease and the tone is very useable. I’ve always been a fan of the Vista series as far as bang for the buck and this one’s no exception. Other than a few very minor flaws it’s in lovely condition and a surprisingly nice guitar. $375 includes Fender gigbag.


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