Whitstable Guitars

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

1995-1996 Fender Japan Mustang MG-69 Sonic Blue & New Hard Case


50th Anniversary model from Fender Japan

This 69 reissue Mustang from Fender Japan is definitely in what would be described as "roadworn" condition. It came in as a part exchange & as Rosewood fretboard guitars are becoming harder to get hold of I was happy to have it.  Most Mustangs have a Rosewood fretboard which makes them impossible for me to import at the moment  so the only ones I will have are sourced in the UK

With it's 24" scale and very cool looks, this offset body Fender has long been popular, firstly as a Surf guitar but later on with Indie bands. They are easy to play & good to look at. This particular guitar however, has had quite a hard life and also has quite a few lacquer cracks.  The lower price reflects this as I usually sell my imported ones for £650-£700.00. The lacquer cracks aren't structural & have most likely occurred by leaving the guitar in either hot or cold conditions. This makes the body either contract or expand, causing the cracks to the lacquer. As well as this, there are a few bumps and chips around the body. If these don't concern you then read on as the guitar plays well with little fretwear  and all the electrics work as they should. The guitar is also a 50th Anniversary guitar from Fender & has been retained in original condition. One other minor point is that the guitar came in without a tremolo arm. These are near impossible to obtain outside Japan so I have substituted it with a Stratocaster one. I've yet to find anyone that uses the Mustang tremolo arm but the arm is there if you do wish to use it. 

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

Fender Mustang MG69 SBLSpecifications

Colour: Sonic Blue
Body Shape: Mustang
Body Material: Basswood
Weight: 3.05kg
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: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: White Dot
Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
Controls: Volume & Tone
Pickup Switching: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Adjustable with "Floating" Tremolo Tailpiece
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Jazz bass style
Thomann Black Hard Case

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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