New! Limited Edition American Shortboard MUSTANG®

Revealed as #10 in Fender’s 10 for 2015 Limited Edition Collection is the American Shortboard MUSTANG.

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“In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang guitar, Fender is proud to introduce the celebratory Limited Edition American Shortboard Mustang. This stylish homage to the original Mustang evokes the spirit that brought the guitar from the classroom to the stage.”

  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
  • NECK MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Oil
  • NECK SHAPE: Modern “C”
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • TRUSS ROD: Bi-Flex™
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
  • NECK PICKUP: Black Dove™ Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • SWITCHING: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Middle Pickup
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Aged White Plastic
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

New Fender ’65 Mustang for 2015

It’s a new mustang for 2015. Just like the previous Classic ’65 Mustangs from Fender but this one has a gloss poly 3 tone sunburst finish. Full specs follow the image gallery below.

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  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang®
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • NECK SHAPE: “C” Shape
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • FRET SIZE: Vintage-Style
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.625″ (41.3 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: White Pearloid Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • NECK PICKUP: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • SWITCHING: 2-On/Off Slide Switches, One for Each Pickup, 1-Series/Parallel Slide Switch (Operates Only When Both Pickups are On)
  • BRIDGE: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
  • TUNING MACHINES: Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons
  • PICKGUARD: 4-Ply White Pearloid
  • CONTROL KNOBS: Black Plastic
  • SWITCH TIP: Black
  • NECK PLATE: 4-Bolt

The Jag-Stang Registry – Where are they now?

We introduced The Jag-Stang Registry nearly 2 years ago as a project to find out how many jag-stangs are still around, the details on them,  and where they’ve ended up. We couldn’t be more happy with everyone’s enthusiasm about the project by adding their guitar info and consider it a great success thanks to you all!

As we close in on 200 jag-stangs added there are some interesting stats to derive from the listings.

  • Handed – 94.5% right handed – 5.5% left handed – There are even fewer left handed models than we thought out there.
  • Color – Sonic Blue is the most popular color at 55%.
  • Modifications – around 40% of the guitars are listed as modified.
  • Countries – owners currently in 31 unique countries with most in the United States at 39%.
  • Oldest – T016701 [Made In Japan]
  • Newest – R010452 [Crafted In Japan] – Also this is the only CIJ we’ve seen with a leading ‘R’ serial number.
  • Auction bot – We continue to collect jag-stang info from ebay and currently have a backlog of 50 or so listings to add in the future. (has added ~ 30 listings thus far)

If you are a current or former jag-stang owner and have not yet adding your listing to The Registry we encourage you to join! If you need any help feel free to get in touch through The Registry Contact Form.

We plan to add more features to The Registry in the future and welcome any input from everyone on desired features.


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The Jag-Stang Registry
The Jag-Stang Registry

New Jaguar and Jazzmaster models from Fender for 2015

Fender has announced 5 new Jaguar and Jazzmaster models for 2015!  Details on each of the 5 new models are below, including links to the official Fender pages. At the very end of the post is a video review of some of the models by Guitarist magazine.

The Jag-Stang Bass !!?!

Back on April 1 2008 put up an April Fools joke about Fender introducing a Jag-Stang Bass. Email still comes in to this day with people finding that post and not realizing it was a joke.

But one person took it upon themselves to actually build a “Jag-Stang Bass”. Below are some photos of Austin Coslar’s fantastic jag-stang bass creation.

For even more photos, including build-in-progress updates, see the following thread over on OffsetGuitars:  OSG Jag-Stang Bass Build

Thanks for sharing the photos with us Austin and nicely done!

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