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FuZZBoY
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:18 pm    Post subject: In search of THE Mustang Reply with quote

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum.
I registered here because I discovered shortscales not too long ago, and I love them, but don't have any yet.

I'm looking for a vintage Mustang, around 65 or 66, whatever the color or the shape, as long as it's a really good player and toneful Smile

Any advices on how to get one, or tips to get a new one?


Doug here is currently helping me to get one, and I almost got one from Mitch here too (don't remember his nickname here).

This will be my first vintage Fender, I'm so excited.

I've already tried a few, but didn't find the one. I tried an "A" neck 3 days ago, but didn't like the narrow neck.
Tried another one in Paris, good but way too expensive! (1900 euros).

Anyway I'm glad to be here Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No one? wtf
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They pop up occasionally in the classifieds here. But mostly on offset. I just got one from there. Only other option is to get one off eBay or guitarcenter. But make sure you check the guitar out first from guitar center. Welcome to the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Punkacc9 wrote:
They pop up occasionally in the classifieds here. But mostly on offset. I just got one from there. Only other option is to get one off eBay or guitarcenter. But make sure you check the guitar out first from guitar center. Welcome to the forum.


Thanks!

I'm Fuzzboy too on OSG, but I haven't find one yet. Keep in mind that I live in France, so I can't try before to buy...
Mustangs are WAY cheaper on the US than here in Europe!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed on the 'A' neck. Couldn't get on with this at all. Buying advice: just eBay really, and think about importing one from the USA. Sadly vintage examples have crept up in price over the last decade and nice 60s Mustangs are getting pricey. Remember a Duo Sonic II is just a Mustang without a vibrato. Check the classifieds here and on Offsetguitars too. A few people have been asking silly prices for refinished and messed-with examples. Ignore that junk Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I can see that you're not in the US neither... but Ebay is really expensive.
What do you think about Reverb.com?

About ebay, don't you find it risky to buy a vintage guitar without trying it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything is risky. Go by the buyers feedback and description. Plus eBay and Paypal have buyers protection.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about this headstock?


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Does't look original to me... the seller said it was all original!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fine to me. The figuring is quite nice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

westtexasred was selling a lovely red '65 at his friend's store (Midwest US somewhere?) for a very keen price. B neck, if I remember.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks legit.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is mine.

900 bucks. bought on April 12, 2011.

came with a broken nut on the high E. then i broke the low E 10 minutes after i got it home putting .13's on it.

30 bucks for do an bone nut.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok guys, I just got this one :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FENDER-1966-MUSTANG-DAKOTA-RED-SUPER-CLEAN-EXC-w-OHSC-ALL-ORIGINAL-BEAUTY/261364506835?_trksid=p2050601.m2372&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D207%26meid%3D4097802871494145629%26pid%3D100085%26prg%3D1112%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D261364506835%26%26clkid%3D4097805942158169068&_qi=RTM1562569&autorefresh=true

Looks all original, in very good condition.

Thanks all!

Wait for a NGD in 2 weeks! Cool

CAN'T WAIT!!!! yahoo
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
westtexasred was selling a lovely red '65 at his friend's store (Midwest US somewhere?) for a very keen price. B neck, if I remember.


Yeah I almost got it Wink but I think he's gonna keep it!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a clean '66 Mustang..... congrats. Not many like that out there anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but it looks like you found THE Mustang.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think THE Mustang is something different for everyone. While the OP seems to have found his..... here is mine.

Still new in the case 1973.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My '73 Strat came with one of these:

I wonder when they changed the style of strap?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be that a strat is pricier and more of a luxury item
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