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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.

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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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VINTAGE 1975 FENDER MUSTANG 3-Tone Sunburst Burst w / FENDER CASE

VERNON-ROCKVILLE, CONNECTICUT, 06066, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$957

VINTAGE 1975 FENDER MUSTANG 3-Tone Sunburst Burst w / FENDER CASE Condition of Instrument All Original as Far as i can tell. The neck is good except the lacquer finish is really Worn (couldve been peeled off not sure) but overall the Guitar is in Playable Condition (In My Opinion Will Need to be Setup before Really being a Player) with moderate to heavy body wear, see pics with normal dings and chipping throughout due to age. The hardware has tarnished. Includes a fender hardshell case (not the... more

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

PLANO, TEXAS, 75025, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $659

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

1965 Fender Mustang Sparkle Guitar

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, 95825, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2025

we have a 1965 fender mustang sparkle guitar, im sure everyone knows the story of the guitars being sent out to auto shops for sparkle paint. i have seen 3 others just like this but they were blue 1 on olivias guitars, the others on chicago music exchange. but they were all 1966 models, mine is the only 65 or older ive seen the color matches exactly to the apple red flake on the old fender color chart i think it was #25, true these are hard to prove, but you dont see this type of paint job, it ... more

1972 Fender Mustang Bass Celluloid Pickguard '73 74 74 75 76 77 78 Nitrate USA

PORTLAND, OREGON, 97218, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$119

1970's upper thumbrest Fender Mustang Celluloid PickguardRare nitrate 70's fender mustang bass pickguard with celluloid tortoise backThis old reissue will fit your vintage fender bass. Period correct hole pattern for 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 and 80Please check out the cool pictures... more

Two Vintage 60's FENDER Switches for MUSTANG or DUOSONIC guitars

MIAMI, FLORIDA, 33143, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$39

This listing is for 2 original vintage 60's switches for Fender Mustang or DuoSonic guitars. They came off of a 1966 Mustang. These switches will work, but you should expect to spray them with CRC, as they are very old. 7 % sales tax will be added to all items shipped inside the state of Florida. I will ship most of my items to many countries other than USA, but I ask that all buyers contact me before making a purchase. Foreign buyers are responsible for all of their taxes and customs duties. I ... more

Vintage 1966 Fender Mustang Electric Guitar White w / Original Case Slab Board

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

$2195

Vintage 1966 Fender Mustang. A great playing example in original white finish with a killer vibe. The neck is on the chunky side for a mustang and feels great in your hands. Plays great all the way up and down with a smooth, quick feel. Original pickups sound fantastic with a warm, clear and focused tone. Very woody and jangly for a solid body. Excellent playing condition with signs of normal, honest cosmetic wear common to most vintage instruments. Comes with the original hard shell case, ... more

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