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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:40 pm    Post subject: Hi Everybody Reply with quote

Hi Everybody, Thanks for letting me onto your website. I joined to ask for help with some clues on figuring out specific on a 69 Fender Mustang I've been sitting on for 20 years. But, I can't seem to figure out this uploader . As soon as I am approved to upload I will get pics up here.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While you're working on it, can you give us some more information?

Color?
Neck stamp date?


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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. You could also use photobucket or imageshack for the photos if that's easier.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neck Date : 16MAR69B

Color: Unfortunately, well before I got hold of it someone did a mega-bastardized DIY paint job of black and blue striping. But, It looks like there is some faint powder blue under it.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:30 pm    Post subject: Help With Identifying 69' Fender Mustang Reply with quote

Now that I've figured out the image thing out...

So, about 20 years ago I bought my first guitar off my uncle for $75 and was told it was a Fender Mustang. After doing a few days worth of research I'm 90% certain it is 69, possibly comp stang. The neck date is 16MAR69B and the body is contoured. However, whoever my uncle bought it from did quite the hack job to the body. It looks like they took a hole saw to the back and ripped out some of the inside wood to accomodate their electronic upgrades. When I got it, the pickguard was some DIY particle board job with no sign of the switches and the only pickups were dual humbuckers roughly in the middle. Me, being the idiotic 17 year old I was, a few years later, took the whole thing apart and put the original tremolo, bridge and neck plate (with the serial number, which would be really helpful) in a box and it is in some unknown nook or cranny in my parents basement. I did come across the neck and body, though.

So, what does this look like to those more knowledgable about these things?







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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are you specifically trying to figure out?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to figure out if 1.) it's truly a Mustang (not musicmaster or duo sonic) and 2.) if it's competition or not
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body you posted in another thread is clearly a Mustang, if it were a Duo-sonic or Musicmaster it wouldn't have routes for the Mustange tremolo.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, thanks for the help. Also, is that hole-saw hole original or is that part of the hack job ?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crombastic wrote:
Cool, thanks for the help. Also, is that hole-saw hole original or is that part of the hack job ?

It's probably a one-off Fender custom shop order per the customer's special request. Former fender custom shop worker Jime Torres was frequently commisioned for such work as Leo was too busy hustling his ever burgeoning stable of hookers accross the border in Tijuana.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I highly doubt that, but thanks for the morning dose of sarcasm to go with my coffee
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i like the paint job

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if by "custom shop", you mean some stoners starting a metal band in the early 80's, they yeah, it's prob as custom as it gets
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Threads merged.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are those tuners original?
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
Are those tuners original?


They are not. They say "Cort" on them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it came to you with those? Looks like a nice project if you want to restore it, especially if you can find the bits at your parents' place.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
I guess it came to you with those? Looks like a nice project if you want to restore it, especially if you can find the bits at your parents' place.


You are correct, the tuners were there when I got it. Yeah, definitely going on a hunt to find those parts. If I can't find them immediately, I'm going to replace with what replacement parts Fender has to offer and then if/when I come across them, replace the replacment parts with the originals.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crombastic wrote:
Trying to figure out 2.) if it's competition or not


If that neck is original to the body, then it was a Competition Mustang. Contours were introduced in 1969, and all 1969-73 Mustangs had the stripes. I think they started phasing the competition paint scheme out in 1974.
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