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Following is the ebay link, I am looking for a vintage mustang, and this guy lives kinda close to me. Just want to know if this is a fake or not.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120995165489

Thanks a lot for the help!!!

What are you wanting to know about it? It has age to it, thats clear to see by both the headstock and the shot of the pickguard off the body.
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Following is the ebay link, I am looking for a vintage mustang, and this guy lives kinda close to me. Just want to know if this is a fake or not.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/120995165489

Thanks a lot for the help!!!

Its definitely a real Mustang. The only way to be 100% certain that it is an original 1966 would be to look at the neck date, and even then that would only confirm the date of the neck. I will say that it appears vintage to me as well judging by the aging. The checking and discoloration on the finish and the discoloration of the headstock appear to be natural. If it isn't, it was a seriously good relic job. If you live pretty close, I would recommend asking to come see the guitar first. If that is not an option due to the time left on the auction, I would ask the seller to send you some extra photos.

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Looking at the photo of the pickguard off the body, i can see a "66" on the pickup so yea i'd say its legit, or a really REALLY well done relic job.

Agreed, the final consensus is that is extremely likely that this is a real 1966 Mustang. As HNB pointed out, the dates on the pickups match and everything else on the guitar seems to be typical of that era of Mustangs. And as redman said, it is technically possible that this was relic'd to appear vintage, but it is highly unlikely that someone would remember to replicate every last little detail like that (i.e. the date on the pickups, etc.) As much work as it would take, they would have forgotten something.

I would bank on it being 100% authentic. It is really a sweet little guitar that looks like it has quite a history and story behind it. It is also a transitional Mustang, as 1966 had CBS just getting solid feet on the ground with Fender Guitars. I wouldn't be surprised if some of the parts on this guitar are from pre-CBS Fender surplus.

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