|Model Name:||Classic Series '65 Mustang®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Dakota Red|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||24" (610 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25" (184.1 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Truss Rods:||Vintage-Style Heel Adjust|
|Truss Rod Nut:||Vintage-Style Slotted|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Vintage-Style|
|Bridge Pickup:||Single-Coil Mustang|
|Neck Pickup:||Single-Coil Mustang|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)|
|Bridge:||Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage Mustang® Tremolo Arm|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons|
|Pickguard:||4-Ply White Pearloid|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Vintage Correct Styling that includes: '65 Mustang Headstock and Bridge Plate Logos, White Tipped Vintage Tuning Machines, Vintage Appropriate Gap Between the Control Plate and the Pickguard|
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I have a 1978 black Fender Mustang. I purchased it brand new from the factory from employee sales back then. I'm 58 years old now. I was 21 years old when I got this guitar. Mine has the contour on the back and, it is heavier than the 65s I've seen and played before. It also has metal buttons on the tuners instead of plastic. It was my first good guitar! I had a Japanese Decca hollow bodied electric before this guitar. This is a great guitar. The pickups are strong enough and clean. I own other Fenders Stratocasters, Telecasters and a P Bass. I have small hands so the neck on this guitar is easy for me to play. Since I learned to play on a nylon string classical, I can handle fatter necks but, I don't prefer them. I still play my Mustang and it still sounds excellent. It has wear marks but, it only shows that it is 35 years old and has been played. I don't go for the roadworn stuff because I rather wear it out myself. I usually play my Deluxe Stratocaster, Highway One Telecaster, one of my two Les Pauls or my Peavey JF-1. When I do play my Mustang I love the way the Rosewood fret board sounds on this guitar. I had tried different pickups on it but, I wound up putting back the OEM ones. I would love to get one of the new hard tail ones with the humbuckers. I wish they did not ask so much for them. Mustangs are the goods! I was playing one before Kurt Cobain even played guitar. I'm proud of the fact that Hendrix and Johnny Winter tried them out before also. These are another great Fender product!
JACSTRAT owns this item
I got this like 8 months ago and it's my first guitar, to me it is the most beautiful Fender guitar and the most special one, sometimes underrated and other times recognized for what it is: Something amazing, little and well done.
I got big plans for it and I hope to spend the rest of my life learning and making songs and music with this cutie.
Ance owns this item
The Fender '65 reissue Mustang is a fantastic guitar with accurate vintage detail, tone, my favorite body shape, short scale and dynamic vibrato. It's definitely a contender for best Fender guitar, which was unexpected as it's a student's guitar. This student guitar exceeded people's expectations and earned a reputation as an awesome Fender guitar with a good price in the past, which makes me wonder what you are thinking charging an amount a signature guitar would cost for a moderate level instrument. So in conclusion, the '65 reissue is a good guitar but with a huge price.
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