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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks fantastic Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELCOME TO THE 65 MUSTANG CLUB!!!!!

mine is a A neck slab board like you were asking about.

You still want photos of it?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is yours an early 65 or a late 65/66 model like mine?

When I was trying to research it prior to purchase I thought it went like:

64 - mostly A, veneer
Early 65 - mix of A and B, veneer
Late 65/66 - mostly B, mostly slab

But the more I look it does seem like Fender just did what it wanted back then so an 64/65 slab A neck wouldn’t surprise me.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
You still want photos of it?

Yes, please!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Is yours an early 65 or a late 65/66 model like mine?

When I was trying to research it prior to purchase I thought it went like:

64 - mostly A, veneer
Early 65 - mix of A and B, veneer
Late 65/66 - mostly B, mostly slab

But the more I look it does seem like Fender just did what it wanted back then so an 64/65 slab A neck wouldn’t surprise me.

My 66 is veneer. B width.


It's a collectors' nightmare though. Nut and scratchplate not original. One inch of original cloth wire gone. Switches are not original, but I still have them. Don't have the case anymore and never had the bridge cover.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pat pending dates it to 64 but pickups and neck stamped 65

So early 65 I'm guessing.

The reverb handle plate was pending thru 64 and approved in 65. Mine is still pending.
Tuners are white oval, deluxe. Not f tuners. No extra holes in it for f tuners so it predates that too. Board is slab I think.

I know it's the opposite of however they are made now
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats, nick, that really is a great investment and should be fun for years!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
I bought it. It was in as described condition, could use a setup but plays fine as it is. The switches could do with a contact cleaner, although the pots look all original and still function smoothly. It is actually a B neck as I suspected but that may be better in the long run, as it’s still narrower than most modern guitars and is still super comfortable. Also despite being a late 65/66 model, it has my preference of laminate fretboard instead of slab.

I’ll take more photos later, I’ll add gut photos when I change the strings. I did check under the pickguard before I bought it but just enough to see that it hadn’t been routed for a humbucker or anything. I’m a bit afraid to take the neck off since the seller claims it has never been removed, and his father is doubtful the previous owner he bought it from in the early 70’s would have had reason to remove it. I may just ask for a photo when I have it set up.



It's a real beaut, so happy it worked out for you, mate! Dakota red Mustangs are one of my absolute fave colour-model combos
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