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Fender Modern Player Mustangs - any Good?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Fender Modern Player Mustangs - any Good? Reply with quote

I noticed a Fender Mustang Modern Player Mustang on Craigslist but have never played one.

Daphene Blue with P90 pickups.

Opinions or thoughts?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit bridges and patchy quality control. Try before you buy etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never owned one, but I'll concur with that. IIRC it's made in the same factory as Squier VM, but you pay for the Fender name. I used to frequent shops that sold these, and some, I was very tempted to buy, but others the fret dressing was horrible.

P90s sound great but IMO they look funny in a Mustang, and you can get Strat pickups that sound like P90s if you want that tone.

You'll want to ditch the bridge immediately. Cheapest option that actually works would be an MIJ/CIJ Mustang bridge with the outer two saddles shimmed to match the 9.5" radius.

Anyway, that's a pretty good price if it plays well.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the pickups do look oversized for the guard.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dots wrote:
the pickups do look oversized for the guard.


Almost every pickup looks weird on a Mustang except the Stock ones to me.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Fender Modern Player Mustangs - any Good? Reply with quote

I played one, I did not like the neck shape much. If I go dual P-90, I'll just build another Hondo Paul Dean style guitar and put P-90's in it like his prototype guitar had.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're good. Another overlooked Fender since it was made in China. Pine body is good with a thin finish, pickups are meh but for the price new are good. The bridge is ok but if you get a shoddy one you buy a new one on Stewart Mac for $20 and you're good.
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