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Duo-sonic vs Musicmaster (early 60s)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:20 pm    Post subject: Duo-sonic vs Musicmaster (early 60s) Reply with quote

Is the former more sought for? Is the hardware and neck all identical? I am looking at couple of maroonburst musicmasters but there's only a $300 ish difference between the duo-sonics on the market. Need to make an informed choice before spending that kind of dough.

PS: what would be a good price for them at the moment?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just remember that most of the maroonburst ones will be 22.5" scale not 24" (if you're unsure count the dots/frets in the photo). All the hardware, heels, tuners etc are the same on all the 24" scale necks.

The last Musicmaster neck I bought was early 70s and cost me $120. That was about 3-4 months ago I think.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't all the early 60s with A width necks and clay dots come in 22.5 only?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clay dots were on all rosewood Fender necks until 64.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

24" necks were also introduced in 64 IIRC - so any "early 60s" will be 22.5.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Duo-sonic vs Musicmaster (early 60s) Reply with quote

Pupuquek wrote:
Is the former more sought for? Is the hardware and neck all identical? I am looking at couple of maroonburst musicmasters but there's only a $300 ish difference between the duo-sonics on the market. Need to make an informed choice before spending that kind of dough.

PS: what would be a good price for them at the moment?


Given similar condition and age, I'm pretty sure the 2-pickup Duo-Sonic will often sell for more than the 1-pup Musicmaster . A few years ago the industry-researched range for Duo-Sonics was $950 to $1,650.

The range for Musicmasters was $600 to $1,600 (up to $2,100 for the '56 to '64 Blond).

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepup wrote:
24" necks were also introduced in 64 IIRC - so any "early 60s" will be 22.5.


Jaguar necks from '62.
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