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Any clues on this please, it's being offered to me with owner not knowing much about it.

He says he found it in his loft. From my own investigation online, I can't see anything close that matches it, as regards to the bridge and especially the headstock, which looks like a P51 with the tuners repositioned (quite well) at some point and truss rod adjust at the body end!

Is it for real, or a botched up fake me wonders ... 

Any help welcomed ...

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Fake. The body shape is wrong around the top horn, too pointed. Wrong pickup and then that headstock and logo. If it plays well give him £50 if he won’t pay you to take it away.

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1 minute ago, Grahambythesea said:

Fake. The body shape is wrong around the top horn, too pointed. Wrong pickup and then that headstock and logo. If it plays well give him £50 if he won’t pay you to take it away.

Cheers Graham, I see that now ... he want's £150 for it, so quite happy to walk away from it + too far to travel to go get it!

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I wouldn't give £1.50 for it. If the body was from a real mustang it will have string-thru holes under the bridge visible on the back of the body. The grotty neck with its grotty tuners with its marker pen pen & letraset logo looks like it could be a fair bit longer than a mustang neck; it certainly has too many frets. I expect that will be impossible to intonate so will sound horribly out of tune.

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Every single thing is wrong about that bass. It might sound good, but it's not a Mustang. Or a Fender. Or anything I've seen before.

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Yes I must admit the 'found this in the loft' got me revved up and yes on further inspection it's a dud!

Thanks guys 👍

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The bridge, body shape, knobs, neck, headstock, tuners, pickups and number of frets are all wrong for a Mustang.

Move along, nothing to see here...

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