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Fender Mustang

Dual pickup solid body electric

The Fender Mustang first went on sale in 1964, and has been a feature of the Fender line for most of the last half century. Maybe not as well known as the Stratocaster or Telecaster, but still the instrument that millions of 60s and 70s student guitarists learned to play on.

Part of a series of student solid bodies, Fender initially described it as meeting 'the demand for a low-priced guitar with tremolo', and like the single pickup Muscimaster and non-tremolo DuoSonic, it was available with a regular (24") or 3/4 (22") scale neck - 'for adults or young musicians with small hands'. 24" is still on the shorter side of 'regular', but this makes for a very easy playing guitar that has won it many fans amongst more accomplished guitarists too.

1965 Fender Mustang Image Heritage auctions

The following description is taken from the 1969 Fender lovin' care catalogue

Fender's popular Mustang meets today's growing demand for a fine low-priced guitar with tremolo. The Mustang may be classed as either a ¾ or regular size guitar since it is available with either 22 ½ or 24 inch neck. Two adjustable high-fidelity pickups are standard on each guitar with three-position switch forward on each. The middle position turns the pickups off and tone changes are made on either side of the off position. Eight different tone selections are available, plus the normal tone and volume controls.

Both the 22 ½ and 24 inch necks are reinforced with an adjustable truss-rod which maintains perfect neck alignment. The bridge channel features Fender's new individual barrel-type bridges for each string. Each bridge varies in size to conform to the fingerboard curve and is adjustable for length. String height may be adjusted by lowering or raising the bridge channel at either end. The new patented Fender easy-action Dynamic Tremolo working in conjunction with the Floating Bridge has extremely smooth action, returning to tuned pitch without variance.

All chrome parts are case hardened and heavily plated to retain their beauty after long use. Available in re, white or blue finishes. Left-hand models available by special order.

1965 Fender Competition Mustang Image Heritage auctions

Vintage Fender Mustang advertising

Electric guitar advertisements originally published from 1968 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Fender advertisements

Fender Mustang - Pick A Winner

Fender Mustang - Pick A Winner (1968)
...From Fender's famous Telecaster Trio. (left) Fender 6 String Solid Body TELECASTERS are now available with the popular Bigsby Tremolo Unit. Adjustable pickup and adjustable dual bridge highlight...
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Fender Mustang - The Worlds Favourite Space Machine

Fender Mustang - The Worlds Favourite Space Machine (1973)
Space, like music, is an endless frontier. To conquer either requires creative talent, dedication and the finest equipment. Our Research and Development team is dedicated to creating the finest gui...
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Fender Mustang - You get there faster on a Fender (Fender Mustang)

Fender Mustang - You get there faster on a Fender (Fender Mustang) (1974)
Colourful 70s illustrated advert for the Fender Mustang guitar and Pro Reverb amplifier
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Fender Mustang for sale

Vintage Fender Mustang Refinished Candy Apple Red 1972

BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN, 53005, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1499

Vintage Fender Mustang Refinished Candy Apple Red 1972 PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR AN IN-HAND DESCRIPTION A fabulous player's grade, true vintage Mustang with a refinished body & Lace Sensor pickups. The Blue & Gold Lace Sensors sound marvelous & deliver clear, bell-like tones that sustain wonderfully. The body was refinished quite some time ago in more of a Candy Apple Red, but does show some vintage checking & mild play wear. Overall the guitar looks & plays great thanks to a ... more

Vintage 1971 Fender Mustang Electric Guitar Competition Red Short Scale w / OHSC

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, 10002, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $2925

Vintage 1971 Fender Mustang. A rare short scale example in original Competition Red Finish with some killer vibe! The neck has a slim profile that is easy to get around and plays great all the way up and down. Still feels nice and tight even with the shorter scale length. Would be a great choice for those with smaller hands. Original pickups sound amazing. They have a warm, clear tone with a round, punchy low end and a bright jangly treble. Excellent condition with signs of normal, honest ... more

Fender Mustang 1965 in Gorgeous Daphne Blue Custom Color, All original with Case

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, 92618, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2995

VINTAGEGUITARBUYERS COM * 888-GUITAR8 * WE BUY GUITARS Questions? Contact Us, We Can Help! 100% Positive Feedback on ITEM DESCRIPTION: Year: 1965 Make: Fender Model: Mustang Finish: Daphne Blue Serial #: L83418 Cosmetic Condition: Excellent Neck: Maple with Brazilian Rosewood fretboard Body: Alder Pickups: Original Playability / Sound: Sounds and plays great. Weight: TBD Case: Original Hard Notes: The finish on this Daphne Blue jewel has significant "checking " , which is common for these ... more

1967 Fender MUSTANG BASS Neck Competition Red / with Tuners Vintage rare USA EXC

PORTLAND, OREGON, 97218, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1325

Fender MUSTANG BASS NeckMade in the USA December 17 1967 B neckColor is original competition red Original Fender tuners / Neck is nice and straightTruss rod works great / Rosewood fingerboard and frets look and feel excellentNewer brass truss rod and small chip repair behind nut as seen in picturesSuper rare cool vintage fender neck / For neck only and 67 bass not includedPlease check out the great picturesThank you for looking... more

Vintage 1964 Fender Mustang Guitar -Olympic White- (Used)

OCEAN GROVE, NEW JERSEY, 07756, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2900

Vintage 1964 Fender Mustang Guitar -Olympic White with cherry red. Condition is Used. Pre CBS serial number indicates it was made in November, 1964. Clay dots on neck. Few scratches in original finish. Original case included.... more

Fender 1965 / 1966 Mustang Dakota Red Electric Guitar w / Hardcase

CINCINNATI, OHIO, 45251, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1995

Fender 1965 / 1966 Mustang Dakota Red Electric Guitar w / Hardcase that you see in the photos is what you would be purchasing. It has some normal paint chips and checker on the lacquer that occurs over time with the guitars. There are two spots on the front that looked to have been touched up many years ago. The pickups, pots, neck, tuning heads, and all the other parts appear to be original. It includes the factory case and a whammy bar. (Don’t know if that is factory but looks old ) ... more

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