This instrument had one slanted pickup with a black or reddish cover. It appeared to be similar to the pickup found on the Musicmaster or Duo-Sonic, but much smaller, with no exposed pole pieces.
The original Mandocasters had all maple necks until 1959 when they switched to rosewood fret boards.
The Mandocaster was also available in a natural blond finish. It wasn't until the late 1960’s when they were offered in custom colours.
In 1965 Fender made a few changes. They updated the pickguard to a 3 layer tortoise shell style and adapted the Fender spaghetti style logo decal.
|Modified with 2 pickups/switch|