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New Mustangs and Duo-Sonics announced at Summer NAMM 2016

Via Reverb.com video (embedded below)

New Duo-Sonics

  • single coil and humbucker pickup versions
    • coil split on humbucker
  • 9.5″ neck radius with medium jumbo frets
  • small headstock
  • hard tail bridge
  • 3 way toggle pickup selector

New Mustangs

  • single coil and p90 pickup versions
  • larger headstock
  • other features similar to new Duo-Sonic

New Mustang Bass

  • 30″ scale
  • P/J pickup configuration

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
  • BODY MATERIAL: Ash with Walnut Competition Stripe
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang Bass
 NECK
  • NECK MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • NECK FINISH: Hand-Rubbed Oil
  • NECK SHAPE: Modern “C”
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
  • FRET SIZE: Medium Jumbo
  • NUT MATERIAL: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • POSITION INLAYS: Black Dot
  • TRUSS ROD: Bi-Flex™
 ELECTRONICS
  • 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
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle American Strings-Thru-Body Strat with Bent Steel Saddles Saddles
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel/Chrome
  • TUNING MACHINES: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • PICKGUARD: None
  • 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
  • BODY MATERIAL: Poplar
  • BODY FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • BODY SHAPE: Mustang®
 NECK
  • NECK MATERIAL: Maple
  • NECK FINISH: Gloss Polyester
  • NECK SHAPE: “C” Shape
  • SCALE LENGTH: 24″ (610 mm)
  • FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Rosewood
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
  • NUMBER OF FRETS: 22
  • 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
 ELECTRONICS
  • 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)
  • CONFIGURATION: SS
 HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
  • HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome
  • 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

New American Special Mustang and Jazzmaster from Fender

Fender is expanding it’s line of American Special guitars (introduced in 2010) with the addition of Mustang and the Jazzmaster models. Both look to be available in black and 3-color sunburst and be offered at the $899.99 price point. (1249.99 msrp)

The jazzmaster comes in fairly typical setup with 2 jazzmaster special humbuckers. The mustang is being offered with a HH setup using dual “atomic” humbuckers and the lower pickup switch. Images and links to the Fender pages follow below.

American Special Fender Mustang
American Special Fender Mustang
American Special Fender Jazzmaster
American Special Fender Jazzmaster

 

New Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Color – Sunburst

Fender just announced some additions to the Pawn Shop series we may all be interested in. Lets hear your comments on the new guitar. [forum thread]

This post will cover – new 3-color Sunburst for the Pawn Shop Mustang. It’s the same Pawn Shop Mustang that was released last year – now available in 3-color sunburst.

Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special
Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special

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Fender Mustang Special Page [link]

Fender Pawn Shop Series Page [link]

Fender introduces Kurt Cobain Mustang guitar

Cobain Mustang in Fender Booth
Cobain Mustang in Fender Booth

So you’ve been asking for it for years and years and Fender has finally made it available.  The latest NAMM press release has recently come out introducing the Kurt Cobain Mustang. (Also reported in the jag-stang.com forum and by many sites inc musicradar and premierguitar)

With the Kurt Cobain Jaguar released last year and now the Kurt Cobain Mustang Fender has made available both the guitars jag-stang.com visitors have been asking for for many years. While the Jaguar retails for $1299.99 US it is expected the Mustang will retail around $999.

Press release and guitar images copied below.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 16, 2012) — When Kurt Cobain hit the stage, it was very often with a Mustang® guitar—an enigmatic anti-hero figure with an esoteric anti-hero instrument. It’s with great pride then that Fender introduces the Kurt Cobain Mustang, which evokes the man, the band, the sound and the times, and gives an authentically crafted nod to one of the most unlikely guitars to ever find itself at the center of a musical maelstrom.

Cobain liked Mustangs a lot. For one, he preferred offbeat guitars that didn’t cost zillions of dollars, and the Mustang certainly fit those two criteria. Also, being somewhat physically diminutive himself, he liked to perform live with slightly more diminutive guitars, like Fender Mustang and Jaguar® guitars, which better fit his hands and his reach.

See for yourself—go back and watch the famous 1991 video for “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and there heis and there it is slung over his shoulder. Or think back to when you saw them on the ’93-’94 In Utero tour, when he seldom went onstage with anything but a Mustang. Quite often and especially later on, Mustang guitars were a big part of what Kurt Cobain was all about, musically.

Inspired by his arsenal of modded guitars, the new Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang takes you back there, with highly distinctive features including an angled single-coil Mustang neck pickup and ferocious Seymour Duncan® JB humbucking bridge pickup mounted directly to the body, dual on-off/phase in-out switches for each pickup, a polyester-finished alder body and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece.

Other features include the classic 24” Mustang scale length, C-shaped maple neck with urethane finish, 7.25”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets and vintage-style ivory dot inlays, four-ply pickguard (Aged White Pearl on Fiesta Red and Dark Lake Placid Blue with stripe models; Tortoiseshell on Sonic Blue model), master volume and tone controls, vintage-style tuners, and chrome hardware. Finish options include Fiesta red, Sonic Blue and Dark Lake Placid Blue with stripe. Available in right and left-handed models. For more information, go to www.fender.com.


Cobain Mustang in Fender Booth
Cobain Mustang in Fender Booth

Above from Fender Japan blog: http://fenderjapan.co.jp/blog/?p=770

Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang
Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang

AJ’s 1975 Fender Mustang (restored and modified)

A few years back AJ shared his very cool “Gold Top” jag-stang project with us which we featured on the blog.  Heres the link.

He’s sent in some pics of his restored and modified 1975 Fender Mustang to share with us as well.  And it is also very cool!  His description and photos are below. Enjoy!

It’s a restored 1975, with some obvious modifications (something the purists might not dig…but whatever). The pickups are full-size single coil filtertrons which sound sensational. The tuners are Planet Waves locking. I opted to lose the stock switches and installed a 3-way toggle switch where the jack hole usually is. I moved the jack hole to the side of the body (as seen in the photo…a VERY scary drilling job…but thankfully it turned out quite well). Also, the stock nut was replaced with a brass nut.

This was my first electric guitar that I bought new in 1975 from Charles Music Store in Glendale, California, so there’s a lot of personal sentimental value. It was originally dark brown in color. Plays great and sounds very unique with the ‘trons. Definitely a strong, edgy surf tone. Gotta love it!

AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975
AJ's Mustang 1975

Thanks for sharing with us AJ!