With it's shorter scale length of 24" offset body & superb playability, Fender Mustangs are really popular these days. This particular model is the MG66 vintage reissue from Fender Japan . The California Blue body makes it a real head turner & in lightly used condition & no fretwear, this guitar is a real beauty & cannot be bought in the UK unless it has been imported, like this one. I couldn't find any others listed anywhere in the UK
Looking online, you can get one of these from Japan at around £700 but that is without shipping & import duty paid. This amounts to over £200 & it won't be in a hard case.
This guitar was made in Japan 2004/6 and is priced more cheaply than the other Mustang I currently have. This is due to a couple of cosmetic issues. The was a noticeable dent on the body which had discoloured. I have resin filled it and it has been flatted and polished however it is still noticeable. There are a couple of other minor marks which i have photographed and are the last photos in the gallery. The frets, trussrod & neck are all excellent.
The shorter scale & offset body make these guitars very popular with "Surf" & "Indie" players alike. Mustangs were introduced by Fender in 1964 as replacements for the "student" Musicmaster & Duo Sonic. Originally they came in a shorter scale length of 22.5" but the 24" scale length was overwhelmingly more popular. This is a reissue of a 1966 model. .
As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Jaguars have a wider body than Strats and Teles and this is a tight fit in the hard case but it does offer it good protection in transit although not ideal in size. If you want a particular fitted case for the guitar, this will be more expensive although I am happy to research it. Just let me know. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag
Fender Japan Mustang MG 65-66 California Blue
Colour: California Blue
Body Shape: Mustang
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: 22 Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyester
Position Inlays: White Dot
Bridge Pickup: Fender Japan Alnico
Neck Pickup: Fender Japan Alnico
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge: Dynamic Vibrato
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 3-Ply Pearl white
Control Knobs: Black
Thomann Black Hard Case (new)
If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.
Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping