Category Archives: mustang

HNB’s Modified Mustang

We often like to feature content from the forums on the blog.  Forum member HNB has been working on some Mustang modifications and recently finished them up.

Mods: Hard tail with 6mm bolts and washers, metal dome knobs, SD JB trembucker, custom parchment pickguard, and ’85 MIJ strat bridge pickup in the neck.

For more photos and details visit the Forum Thread Here.

HNB's Modified Fender Mustang
HNB's Modified Fender Mustang

Pawn Shop Fender Mustang Special

Another new Mustang variant is now available from Fender!  It’s being labeled as the Pawn Shop Mustang Special with the tagline “guitars that never were but should have been.”

Available in Lake Placid Blue and Candy Apple Red the MSRP for these is $999.99 which comes to a list price around $799.99. Some of the features that jump out are the 9.5″ radius neck, hard tail stratocaster bridge and additional pickup switching options.

Here’s the quote from the Fender series site about the guitar.

The Pawn Shop Mustang Special has a modified offset Mustang® body, ’60s “C”-shaped 24” short-scale maple neck, and dual Fender Enforcer™ humbucking pickups with ’70s-style covers and unique switching. Other features include a rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5” radius and medium jumbo frets, pickup toggle switch, three-way coil selector slide switch for each humbucking pickup (enabling 18 different tonal options), mint green pickguard, ’70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster® bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

Pawn Shop Mustang Special
Pawn Shop Mustang Special

Links to check out for more info:

Check out the Premier Guitar video review below.

Fender Mustang Guitar Article on

Fender Mustang Models
Fender Mustang Models

Fender recently put up a really good article on the history of the Fender Mustang. The article is definitely worth a read.  [The Fender Mustang Guitar @]

Small excerpt from the article below:

Fender was keenly aware in the mid-1950s that there was much to be gained by offering “student” instruments for retailers who offered in-store music instruction. The thinking went that if beginners with beginner guitars stuck with it, dealers who offered lessons were well placed to launch them to the next level by selling them full-size Fender Telecaster® and Stratocaster® guitars. Hence the arrival in 1956 of Fender’s first two student guitars, the single-pickup Musicmaster® and the two-pickup Duo-Sonic™. Both were short-scale guitars (22.5” compared to 25.5” for the Telecaster and Stratocaster) at the low end of the price list ($119.50 and $149.50 respectively). Fender revamped its student guitar line in 1964 by offering both guitars in both short and medium (24”) scales and by introducing an entirely new guitar that August, the Mustang.

[The Fender Mustang Guitar @]

Pictures of Your Fender Mustangs!

I wanted to use this post to highlight a great thread in our forums.  It is a post in the Fender Mustang section titled “Pics of Everyones fender mustangs“. It was started back in summer of 2008 and has over 5500 views at the time of this posting. 

Below is a selection of photos from that forum post.  If you have a Fender Mustang and haven’t jumped in on sharing your photos yet we encourage you to do so!

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Mr Maxima’s Fender Mustang Story – It’s Back!

We’ve kept a backup copy of the brillant Mr Maxima’s Fender Mustang Story web site at for many years since it disappeared. We were recently contacted by Mr Maxima that he has revived the web site.

It’s now located at:

We’ll be updating our copy of the page shortly to refer folks to the new site.

The Fender Mustang Story

Fender introducing Jag-Stang Bass guitar

[Edit: Hope everyone had a fun April Fools Day and didn’t believe anything posted today, April 1.]

It’s a Jaguar Bass. It’s a Mustang Bass. No. It’s a Jag-Stang Bass!

Similar to how the Jag-Stang was created it looks like Fender has taken features from both the Fender Jaguar Bass and the Fender Mustang Bass and created the Jag-Stang Bass. There are not many details available yet but we did get a hold of a couple images. Fender is expected to announce the Jag-Stang Bass at the Summer NAMM show.

Fender JagStang Bass

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JagStang Bass headstock

JagStang Bass Body