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Fender Competition Mustang Story.... Freestylin Edition
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:34 am    Post subject: Fender Competition Mustang Story.... Freestylin Edition Reply with quote

So it all started with this picture:



during 1998 i remember seeing that Daphne Blue mustang and falling in love. I just adored that color and that particular shade of Daphne Blue.

I don't know if it was the lighting in that photo or that particular example, but I could never find a mid 60's Mustang *that particular* shade. they always seemed so much lighter in person.

eBay was new and money was cheap. what (is now) in retrospect called the dot com bubble was in full swing. The impact this had was during that era, vintage guitar buying on the internet was the wild west. it was an emerging market and the US dealers were just getting their act together - however, they at least by then had fully embraced the concept of shipping anywhere in the world.

Vintage Mustangs were popping up everywhere and the prices were starting to heat up. it felt like month to month, they were going for $400 then $500, then $600!!! the desirable competition versions were climbing to $750 - considered crazy money at the time.

I remember being outbid for a sanded down 65 when bidding got to $500. I remember *that* 3/4 21 fret competition orange mustang.... first one ever seen for a lot of us. being disappointed that a B- 1970 Competiton Red was sold out from under me at the last minute.

The excitement of buying the mintiest Dakota Red mustang i had ever seen to date for $1500 and being taught a hard lesson in 1999 about what a guitar stand does to nitro. Dogs who were issued major credit cards, and others who weren't so lucky.

it was an exciting time to be alive. they fed me on dakota red and sunburst and I went crazy trying to replicate that original photo, but I could never get the spices right. It was a dream to have my own little photo on Mr Maxima's site, but once I started taking them I realized it was someone elses daydream.

All this talk of reissue Mustangs reminded me of a time and place I had long since forgot. Here is a little artifact below and the worlds a better place for it:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original US Competition Blue vs MIJ (OLB)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when i first started looking to buy a guitar (2003-4?) there was a trashed comp red mustang that sat on ebay UK for months, it'd been refretted twice and it looked like it'd been kicked across a stage a hundred times. it was lovely, and really cheap. i often wonder what happened to that guitar, and wish i had my shit in one sock at the time and bought it. the ones that got away...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool photos, mang
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This is a great fucking picture.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
when i first started looking to buy a guitar (2003-4?) there was a trashed comp red mustang that sat on ebay UK for months, it'd been refretted twice and it looked like it'd been kicked across a stage a hundred times. it was lovely, and really cheap. i often wonder what happened to that guitar, and wish i had my shit in one sock at the time and bought it. the ones that got away...


Yeah I bought one from US ebay back in 2002. The dude said he'd ship to the UK even tho his listing said US only, anyhoo after I won it he refused to sell it to me cos I was in the UK. He just didn't get what he wanted for it ($350ish). I was gutted. it was a red first year comp stripe already moded with a bridge humbucker and it was sooo cheap. I am still slightly gutted about that guitar. To make matters even worse the guy relisted it the week after and it sold for 200 and something dollars to someone in the US. So he fucked me and himself in the end.That's the guitar I still think bout getting away.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KPI, I don't suppose that lefty Stang is for sale by chance?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teh wetbelly desires teh kurdtz
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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lol, very much so. Actually, I'm just a lefty who loves collecting original vintage lefties, especially Fenders. Would love to add that to my collection.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KPI wrote:


Were there any other Competition Colors besides these three combos?
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lol, very much so. Actually, I'm just a lefty who loves collecting original vintage lefties, especially Fenders. Would love to add that to my collection.



mmm this thread.


and plz post pictures of said vintage lefty fender collection ! /fellow lefty.
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kim wrote:
wetbelly wrote:
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teh wetbelly desires teh kurdtz


lol, very much so. Actually, I'm just a lefty who loves collecting original vintage lefties, especially Fenders. Would love to add that to my collection.



mmm this thread.


and plz post pictures of said vintage lefty fender collection ! /fellow lefty.


My 63 Jag and 67 Stang are in this thread: http://www.shortscale.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=49&start=1340

I'll post some more pics down the road, I'm at work right now.
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thx for the link, those two have now made it impossible to go to sleep at 7am and NOT DREAM ABOUT lol very nice guitars, so rare !
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Fender Competition Mustang Story.... Freestylin Edition Reply with quote

KPI wrote:
So it all started with this picture:



during 1998 i remember seeing that Daphne Blue mustang and falling in love. I just adored that color and that particular shade of Daphne Blue.

I don't know if it was the lighting in that photo or that particular example, but I could never find a mid 60's Mustang *that particular* shade. they always seemed so much lighter in person.



Well, perhaps this particular color is a bit misguiding, due to the heavy yellowish cast of the foto..the white one is almost yellow..
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this one's not far off:


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damn, st00. KNOCK IT OFF
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