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I noticed that the website said the competition mustangs were discontinued in 1972.

but I talked to a guy who runs a vintage guitar shop, and he said only the comp. orange mustang discontinued in 1972, and red/burgundy continued until 1974.

did anyone know about this? or am I the only one who doesn't know that

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Im pretty sure they were all discontinued the same time in late '72? seems like i may have seen 1 or 2 that were dated '73, but just cant remember.

I highly doubt any Comp. Mustangs made it into '74, by this time the comp-stang had to be gone to make room for the other colors (sunburst,white,walnut etc.)

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The competition mustangs were still available in 1974 along with sunburst and other colors.

I am not sure about the orange ones, but the red and blue ones for sure. I have pics of a blue and reds ones with serial numbers in the 500,000 range. They probably died out in late 74 or early 75.

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Im not questioning your expertise, but i dont agree with that.

I wouldnt trust a Fender serial number if it came notorized.

Hell, i can take the neck plate with the serial number off of my '74 Mustang and put it on my '65, or vise versa

I wanna see neck stamp codes.

here's what Chestnut Hill Guitar owner said:

"competition red and competition burgundy (blue) were both discontinued in 1974. Comp orange was discontinued in 72. My guitar was a near mint 1974 100% original made in the USA (they did not start the Japan made ones until the 90s). Also, I want to point out that the author of that site does not even know what he is talking about in reference to the actual Comp colors, and if I took the time to read that whole site I would probably find a . Fender made 3 as I am sure you know, all introduced in 68 Competition Orange, Competition Red, and Competition Burgundy (what most people refer to as Competition Blue, but as listed in Fender

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Im not questioning your expertise, but i dont agree with that.

I wouldnt trust a Fender serial number if it came notorized.

Hell, i can take the neck plate with the serial number off of my '74 Mustang and put it on my '65, or vise versa

I wanna see neck stamp codes.

And it's not just one with a 500,000 serial number, it's several.

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