1965 Fender Mustang
About the Mustang
In mid 1964 the Fender Mustang was released to market. Fender wanted to have a mid-line guitar just between the student model and professional model guitars. There are 2 types of necks found on Mustangs. The early guitars can be found with 22 1/2 inch scale necks. They are commonly found with 24 inch scale necks. There are also 2 types of neck radius to be found on these beauties. Early models had thinner necks, but later in 1965 they made many with larger necks. These are beautiful guitars! If you can get one, snap it up!
Body: Solid, 2-piece alder
Finish: Dakota Red, nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck: 1-piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard: Brazilian rosewood; pearloid dot markers
Number of Frets: 22
Pickguard: White pearloid/black/white plastic laminate
Bridge: Fender steel; Dynamic Vibrato??ilpiece, chrome
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe, enclosed, Nickel
Pickups: Two, Fender single coil
Controls: Master tone, master volume, two 3-way pick-up selectors
Scale Length: 24 inches
Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8 inches
Body Width at Lower Bout: 12 inches
Body Depth: 1 1/2 inches
For a comprehenisve history of the Mustang, click on the logo below.
Mr Maxima's site is excellent.
My personal 1965 Fender Mustang
In the guitar is a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder wound by Connie Rocha, and a strat pickup in the neck. I stil have the originals too.
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