This Mustang from Fender Japan is from the recent "Traditional" series. The most notable difference from other Mustangs is the flatter 9.5" radius fretboard which you tend to find on more modern guitars. I find it makes guitars a lot more playable than the traditional vintage 7.25" radius. This lightweight medium scale guitar is nice looking, sounds good and very easy to play thanks to it's slim neck & bright responsive pickups.
As the guitar is only 3 years old, it's in fantastic condition with very minor scratches & playing marks. It looks to have only been lightly used and it plays very nicely. You'll notice that the film is still on the pickguard and also on the pickup covers. Surf Green is also quite a difficult colour to find in the UK. All in all an excellent guitar from Fender Japan. The tags and instruction books are also included.
About the Fender Mustang...
Originally built as a student guitar by Fender USA back in the 60's the most notable thing about the Mustang is the shorter 24" scale which is the same as the Musicmaster, Duo-sonic & Jaguar. They have proven very popular over the years as a "surf" guitar & again with grunge bands like Nirvana. They continue to be popular today. The shorter scale & lightweight body also makes them popular with players with smaller hands. Two single coil pickups, both with in/out phase switching & a dynamic vibrato system mean that they are a little bit different to the standard Strats & Teles. The 60's reissue models have a simple "slab" body but the later MG-69 & MG-73 models have a contoured body and also have metallic finishes & colour matched headstocks.
Fender Japan Traditional 60's Mustang Surf Green Specifications
Type: Solid Body (60's Slab style)
Colour : Surf Green
Body Shape : Mustang®
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: "U" Shape
Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
Fretboard Material: Rosewood
Number of Frets: 22
Fretboard Inlays: Pearl Dot
Fret Size: Vintage
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (241
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.578" (40 mm)
Neck Pickups: Single-Coil Mustang®
Bridge Pickups: Single-Coil Mustang®
Controls: 1 x Master Volume, 1 x
Master Tone, On/Off Slider, In/Out Phase Switch for Each Pickup
Pickguard 3-Ply Aged White Pearl
Bridge: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Aged
White Plastic Buttons
Thomann Black Hard Case
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. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. 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 £40 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
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