Vintage Fender Mustang Refinished 1965


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What makes this guitar special: A wonderful player's grade Mustang with an ultra cool vintage vibe. The body was completely refinished in a sort of metallic maroon color & someone wrote "Dude, Play Me! on with & signed it in black marker. The pickups are newer Lace Sensors, but sound great in this guitar. The electronics function properly & the guitar has been professionally set up so it plays well.

Cosmetic Condition: Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. Overall the guitar has a great vibe to it with a nice patina.

Neck: Nicely rounded maple neck with Brazilian rosewood fingerboard & mother of pearl dot inlays. Original frets show some wear, but have plenty of life in them. Original F-tuners are in good working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 24" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod function. Neck stamp reads 8 NOV 65 B.

Body: Offset, solid poplar body refinished quite some time ago. Dynamic Vibrato tailpiece with six-saddle adjustable bridge. The original trem arm is missing, however, an appropriate replacement is included with the guitar. 3-ply white pearloid pickguard is in great shape with no cracks. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 13.1 oz.

Electronics: Unoriginal Fender Lace Sensor single coils with white covers. The neck pickup appears to be a silver Sensor, but the bridge is unknown. Master volume & tone controls with both pots dating to '65. All electronics are in good working condition.

Case: Original hardshell case included.

Why We Love Fender

It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.