Up for sale my Fender Mustang, built in 1974 according to the serial number on the neckplate, the neck-heel number, the pickups stamp and the pots code. The reason for selling is that I’ve got too many P and this is not getting the attention it deserves. Apart from the nice Dakota red or candy apple refinish (never been sure about the difference), the rest seems to be original, though there could be a couple of screws which are not.
Its overall condition is quite good for its age. All its components are in perfect working order, including its neck (dated 73) and truss rod, its massive pickups (dated 74), pots (dated 1973), and the pickup shieldings. As you can see in the pictures the body has suffered no mods, except for the paint job. The neck pocket and the pickguard still have sings of the original paint: competition blue. The neck has signs of use, specially on the back, but it doesn’t affect playability in any way. The fretboard is quite good for its age, specially the frets, which show little wear. So it plays beautiful and stays in tune. I guess the mutes on the bridge were removed, so I don’t have them. It’s had a really nice setup and has a quite comfy action (I would say medium-low action).
Scale: 30,5 “
A good chance to grab a killer short-scale Fender Mustang from 1974 at an affordable price and ready to rock.