As usual, another nice reissue guitar from Fender Japan. This time it's a '66 reissue of the ever popular Mustang. Finished in vintage white with a red tortoiseshell 3 ply pickguard this lightweight medium scale guitar is nice looking and very easy to play thanks to it's slim neck & bright responsive pickups.
This particular guitar is all original and has little fretwear but does have a few cosmetic issues. Other than one, all of these are on the back & sides and all have been filled, smoothed & polished so they are much improved and won't get any worse. Please check out the gallery where I have indicated all the areas & showed "before" & "after" photos. The guitar is lower priced by around £80 to take this into account. None of these issues affect playability, in fact it plays really nicely with low action & no buzzing. It looks to have had a fret dress which would explain it. I really like it.
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 MG-66 Mustang Vintage White Specifications
Neck - Maple (aged finish)
Colour - Vintage White
Weight - 3.49 kg
Scale Length - 610mm (24")
Width at nut 40mm & 50mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Fretboard Radius 184mm (7.25")
Pickups - Fender Japan Mustang MG-65 Vintage Single Coil
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - Schaller F Key BE
Bridge - Fender Dynamic Vibrato Tremolo
Pickup Switching: On/off & in/out phase
Master Vol & Master Tone
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 £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
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.
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