Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2007-2010 Fender Japan MG-69 Mustang Candy Apple Red & new Hard Case



A fabulous reissue '69 Mustang from Fender Japan with a colour matched headstock. You see very few of these guitars outside Japan & most you do see are imports like this one.I wasn't able to import Fender Japan Mustangs for about 3 years due to CITES rulings on the Rosewood fretboards. Thankfully that has now changed and I can bring them in. Such a popular . This particular guitar, despite being over 10 years old has been well cared for with little wear. The frets are good and the neck straight & true, the guitar looks and plays beautifully. There are a couple of minor marks which I have tried to photograph & are in the gallery but that's about it.

The guitar also has a couple of upgrades which have been done professionally with no extra holes drilled etc. These are a tuner upgrade to GOTOH locking tuners & a replacement "orange drop" capacitor

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 like this guitar.

Fender Japan MG-69 Mustang Candy Apple Red Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple (aged finish)
Colour - Candy Apple Red
Weight - 3.12kg
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 Vintage Single Coil 
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - GOTOH Locking (Upgraded)
Bridge - Fender Dynamic Vibrato Tremolo
Pickup Switching: On/off & in/out phase
Master Vol & Master Tone
Thomann Black Hard Case

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.

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
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