Fender Mustang

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

Nut: Plastic

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

Weight: n/a




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.

Fender Mustang by Elio

Fender Mustang by Scott

Mustang Bass

Gord Miller (Gord Miller Band)


1971 Mustang Bass and Headstock


Blue Mustang by Colin

Mid 70's Mustang

1972 Mustang