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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: Custom Shop Mustangs NAMM 2013 Reply with quote











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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't quite put my finger on it at first, but the white pickup covers and white pickguards mess ruin the aesthetic for me.
Kinda reminiscent of strats with lace sensors.
On the up side, no headstock truss rod access or stop-tail shennanigans.

In short, needs black pickup covers.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They only made the ones in the photo. They were just for NAMM 2013. the Shell Pink Mustang just sold on ebay for $3500

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Custom-Shop-Mustang-Limited-Edition-Rare-Shell-Pink-NAMM-2013-/221228103208

There is a Metallic Teal on Ebay for $3895.00

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Custom-Shop-Mustang-Limited-Edition-Rare-Metallic-Teal-Green-NAMM-2013/321180076470
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pearloid looks horrendous. Aged cream pearloid or nothing.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred wrote:
They only made the ones in the photo. They were just for NAMM 2013. the Shell Pink Mustang just sold on ebay for $3500

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Custom-Shop-Mustang-Limited-Edition-Rare-Shell-Pink-NAMM-2013-/221228103208

There is a Metallic Teal on Ebay for $3895.00

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-Custom-Shop-Mustang-Limited-Edition-Rare-Metallic-Teal-Green-NAMM-2013/321180076470


Those prices are insane. I mean, they look nice, but there's nothing out of the ordinary on them whatsoever other than the custom colors. Why would someone pay that much for one, especially when you could make or assemble your own for a fraction of that? Just crazy...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much agree with everyone above - pickguards and covers look off, price tag is ridiculous.

Maybe I've gotten too used to the the shortscale crowd, but how comes everywhere else the Jaguar seems to be considered a 'grown up' guitar in spite of it's short scale, while the Mustang still seems to be seen as a 'student' model by Fender US and its patrons (esp the wealthier ones)? There seems to be a ton of high-end US Jag re-issues, and only this one, squiffy, Mustang effort outside of Japan.

The Jag is great, for sure, but I don't understand the disparity in attitude towards the two models.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man, fuck you fender.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

markarkark wrote:
Pretty much agree with everyone above - pickguards and covers look off, price tag is ridiculous.

Maybe I've gotten too used to the the shortscale crowd, but how comes everywhere else the Jaguar seems to be considered a 'grown up' guitar in spite of it's short scale, while the Mustang still seems to be seen as a 'student' model by Fender US and its patrons (esp the wealthier ones)? There seems to be a ton of high-end US Jag re-issues, and only this one, squiffy, Mustang effort outside of Japan.

The Jag is great, for sure, but I don't understand the disparity in attitude towards the two models.


It does seem like that, doesn't it. Sort of like the Mustang is the red-headed stepchild of the shortscale/offsets. Not sure why that is. Maybe because of its size? I don't know...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe because of it's bridge setup, which combined with the pickup switching does make it an overall more squirrelly experience than a Jag.
I'd say the few features it shares with the Mustang are probably a bit more evenly implemented on the Jag (obviously the kind of statement that is down to personal preference though). Scale length withstanding, they really aren't all that similar an experience; it's hardly the same guitar with a different body shape or anything.

Also, the Jaguar was never marketed as a student/entry guitar whereas the Mustang absolutely was. Jags may be shortscale, but they're big. Mustangs are thin and titchy.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find them very similar, and could use them interchangeably at gigs. I don't use the trem, and only ever use the bridge pickup, admittedly.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody please explain to me, why would somebody pay that much for a "Closet Classic" Mustang, when *real* old Mustangs are readily available and far less costly?
Is there something actually different about these Mustangs? Aside for the color schemes which, as others have pointed out are not particularly attractive due to the white pickguards & pickup covers.

I just don't get it.

Regarding the Jaguar vs. Mustang question, IMO it's at least partly because that's the way the models were historically marketed by Fender, from the get-go. The Jaguar was created and marketed as the successor to the oh-so-adult Jazzmaster. The Mustang was created and marketed as the step-up student guitar, above (and IIRC intended to replace)the student-model Duo-Sonic.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that is a wall of Mustangs. I can't see anyone paying that much when you can go vintage for half-price.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have a couple for sale at Thomann. They come with a very nice set of tools, a good cable, and an expensive strap which probably slides off your shoulder.

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Although I 'm not sure why they include tools for something that has a great chance of ending up in a glass case.

Curious if the hardware is Japanese.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fakir Mustache wrote:
Curious if the hardware is Japanese.


That would be my guess. I think all current Mustang parts are Japanese, aren't they?

Also, this all original '68 Competition Burgundy Mustang is listed on ebay for $3,250 (incl. shipping)



...while this Custom Shop Mustang is $3,945 (incl. shipping). Shocked

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they need black pu-covers or tortoise or black pickguards!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dren68 wrote:





Bit of a gorgeous purpleburst going on there!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dont you think these custom shop guitars cost to much?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ToneZappa wrote:
Dont you think these custom shop guitars cost to much?

Yes. Much.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends if you have the money.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The necks on them look great.
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