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Fender Mustang 1965 Burgundy Mist Metallic Guitarsmith Custom Guitar + SD JB Jr + Red Devil Pickups

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2,665.00

Here for sale is Fender Mustang from 1965 that features the original 1965 body and matching neck and was restored and refinished by us here at Guitarsmith Custom, in Fender 1965 custom finish option Burgundy Mist Metallic.

1 in stock

This Fender Mustang from 1965 features an original 1965 body and neck and the original tuning keys. When the guitar came to us the original finish had already been removed and painted black. Rather than going for the standard finish restoration in red white or blue which were the only finish options at the time. In the Fender brochures they state the custom finish options were not available on Mustang’s, Musicmaster’s or Duo Sonic’s. There were exceptions to the rule however and if you were lucky enough to get a custom finish Mustang back in the day this is what it would have looked like. We decided on restoring this guitar to 1965 custom Fender finish option Burgundy Mist Metallic that is period correct and it looks wonderful on this Mustang. The finish is Nitro and made to age like the original Fenders would so tiny imperfections may appear over time like the original Fenders would.

This Mustang features the original tuning keys. The guitar has not been routed. We wanted a big humbucker sound that would fit the single coil positions. The bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan JB Jr. The great thing about this pick up is you get the humbucker stacked effect in a single coil size. This pickups are known for their spectacular sound. We wanted something spicy in neck position so we opted for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top signature pick up the Red Devil, for smokin’ hot sounds. The guitar features original vintage Fender Mustang tuners. It has the new Seymour Duncan 500K pots with the highest quality components and smooth action and an orange drop capacitor and features genuine Fender Mustang bridge, tremolo assembly, tremolo arm, control plate and control knobs. It has a switch craft input jack and slider switches.

This vintage Mustang also benefits from a modern Fender bridge assembly and a Fender bridge for modern tuning stability with a shiny and new appearance. The tremolo function on the bridge is working and is controlled by official Fender Mustang tremolo arm as we have only used official Fender hardware on this guitar no expense was spared. You can select the bridge only, neck only, both pick ups together or in or out of phase, and adjusted with the volume and tone control knobs.

This ’65 Mustang has an absolutely superb neck which has all the feel and beauty of a vintage Fender neck from the golden Pre CBS era. The decals on the headstock face are original and have worn down in a couple places over time. The neck stamp reads 8th Feb 1965A. So it is made with PRE CBS parts and part of the Fender golden era, which makes it that more special. It has a nice thin C shape profile with a 7.25” fretboard radius. The frets have plenty of life left in them and has had a professional re-fret so every note rings as it should. This guitar features the highly coveted ’60’s Rosewood which has amazing texture and resonance. The classic Fender and Mustang logo’s are there. The guitar also has a Fender ‘F’ stamped neck plate on the back like the original. This Fender Mustang is amazingly light weight and weighs approximately 3.145KG which is nice and light.

This is a truly stunning vintage Fender Mustang from 1965 and is highly desirable in the Burgundy Mist Metallic finish with a great set of Seymour Duncan stacked pick ups that sound fantastic and look great on this guitar.  A wondrous guitar to play, hold or even just look at from our new Guitarsmith custom department.

 

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