FENDER | MUSTANG

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 1963 USA FENDER DUO SONIC GUITAR PICKUP ORIGINAL PRE CBS 1964 MUSTANG

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $657

I AM UNABLE TO SHIP TO ANY DESTINATION THAT USPS CANNOT INSURE, SORRY. ALL AUCTIONS PAYPAL ONLY, WILL SHIP TO YOUR PAYPAL MATCHING ADDRESS ONLY, NO ALTERNATE SHIP ADDRESS. WINNING BIDDER TO PAY WITHIN 2 DAYS OF AUCTION CLOSE. ANY NEW EBAYERS ( LESS THAN 5 POSITIVE TRANSACTIONS) EMAIL ME BEFORE BIDDING, OR YOUR BID WILL BE CANCELLED. TEXAS RESIDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY 8 25% SALES TAX. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS EARLY…SOMETIMES I AM REQUIRED TO BE AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER. INTERNATIONAL EBAYERS: ... more

1971 Fender Competition Red Mustang (FEE0952)

LOVELAND, OHIO, 45140, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $3923

1971 Fender Competition Red Mustang, Pearloid pickguard, Great sounding original pickups, Low action, Floating Tremolo, Cool instrument! VG , Original hard case, $2, 995... more

Fender Mustang Guitar {1972 Neck & 1978 Body} American Made. Free Shipping

LAWRENCE, KANSAS, 66044, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$999

This has a 1972 NeckHas a 1978 bodynon-original pick-ups; but they are upgraded versions with a hotter volume and crisp toneFactory-original walnut brown finish This Fender is in great shape!! Very little damage to the body. As seen in pictures. If you have any questions please send us an eBay message and we will be happy to assist. The item in the photos is the item you are bidding on. Please look at the photos for more on condition and feel free to ask any questions you may have! PayPal is the... more

1964 Fender Musicmaster 2 Mustang Jaguar

THONOTOSASSA, FLORIDA, 33592, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$900

1964 Fender Musicmaster 2 Sure it’s not all original but this isn’t for a museum. It’s to be played. It has 2 DiMarzio humbucker stacks that give awesome crunch and sweet jangles. Knobs are original and wiring. This is also on Reverb cheaper. Case is not original but old and cool. I mean it says “Hello my name is Warren” on it. If you have any questions, please ask.... more

1976 Fender Mustang Red with Competition Racing Stripes

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, 13202, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2299

Everything you think of when you hear the name in wonderful working condition and ready to rock. Professionally set up by our in house tech all electronics work but top phase switch can be finicky as a lot of these can be. The body does have dings and playwear but for the year it is in very good shape and does not affect playability at all. This guitar is a joy to play and is just quintessential classic mustang. The neck is worn in to perfection and so smooth, not to mention the frets have years... more

1965 Fender Mustang Candy Red Refin Guitar w / Original Case

COLUMBUS, OHIO, 43235, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1799

Please copy and paste the link below to view this guitar: Up for purchase is an original Fender Mustang from 1965. The guitar body has been refinished with a Candy Red, looks great! The guitar is all original besides the finish and the guitar strap holders. Pots date to 1965, pickups are 1965, and the neck is stamped 1965. The refinish is in nitro cellulose. It was sanded to the wood, sealed, and repainted. The pickguard is also original with the metal guard, as well as the tremolo plate, ... more

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