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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:10 pm    Post subject: where have the mustangs gone? Reply with quote

I can't seem to find any more 65 classics or anything new online in America.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just buy a real 65.

its cheaper

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Vintage-1965-Fender-Mustang--Refinished--Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-110944716-i4198343.gc
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jesus that's a good price!


Classic 65 Mustangs are the same as MIJ 65 Reissues. You can still order the 65 RI from online dealers in Japan such as Ishibashi. If you don't mind used, you can get a really good price right now. The US dollar is quite strong and the yen is pretty weak.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks obama.


...ohh wait
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it wasn't the same color combo as the one I bought for liam a couple years ago I would get it.

its 100 less then that one and I thought I got a good deal on mine
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like I missed it. How much is a "good" price on a vintage mustang?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that one was 799.99 for a vintage 65 refin in white.

i payed 899.99 for a 64 A neck


all stock. well beat up in just the right places.

I bought it at guitar center. it had no nut on it and was not strung up. I bought it without even plugging it in.

the decals on the head stock and bridge base plate is pat pend...and pots date to late 64 and the neck it self is stamped 65.

20 dollars for a new nut and its perfect.


899 got me to jump at a guitar without plugging it in to see if it even worked.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread got me searching through Guitar Center's used inventory. They actually have quite a few Mustangs available. You can get an early 70's model for $999. They have some decent prices on 60's Musicmasters as well.

Vintage prices on eBay and Reverb are crazy these days. Hell, I might buy my next guitar from Guitar Center Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got bored this afternoon and itemized all of the short scales I liked on Guitar Center's website. Hopefully someone finds this interesting. I capped the price at $1299 USD.


Model Year Color Price Location
Mustang 1976 Burst/Wht $999 Yonkers, NY
Mustang 1976 Burst/Blk $1,299 Fairlawn, OH
Mustang 1978 Brwn/Blk $1,199 Arlington, TX
Mustang 1973 Burst/Wht $999 Arlington, TX
Mustang 1978 Yllw/Blk $1,299 Plymouth Meeting, PA
Mustang 1973 Burst/Wht $1,299 Arlington, TX
Mustang 1977 Burst/Blk $1,299 Concord, CA
Mustang 1972 Burst/Wht $1,199 Williston, VT
Mustang 1977 Blk $1,199 Greenville, SC
Mustang 1978 Burst/Wht $1,199 Columbus, OH

Musicmaster 1966 Red $649 Lubbock, TX
Musicmaster 1966 Red $1,099 Mobile, AL
Musicmaster 1978 Blk $539 Hoover, AL
Musicmaster 1971 DktRd $749 Nashville, TN
Musicmaster 1966 Red $1,199 Sacramento, CA
Musicmaster 1965 DktRd $899 Plymouth Meeting, PA
Musicmaster 1968 Blue $1,199 Greenville, SC
Musicmaster 1965 Red $1,199 Little Rock, AK
Musicmaster 1978 Blk $849 Los Angeles, CA
Musicmaster 1966 DktRd $999 Roseville, MI
Musicmaster 1979 Blk $629 Portage, MI
Musicmaster 1979 Blk $699 Hoover, AL
Musicmaster 1964 Wht/Rd $999 Columbus, OH
Musicmaster 1978 Blk $699 Omaha, NE
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is the one in Hoover. 549!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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here is the one in Hoover. 549!!!



Utter gorgeousness. Shit like that just don't happen to us limey bastards.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have the natural version of that. They were selling it in a guitar shop for 150 in 2003. I traded an old Epi LP for it.

I never should have sold the bloody thing... ugh.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to have a black one the same as that, it was either a 76 or 79 I think, cant remember when they changed the guard and decal now. Great neck.
That's a good price, probably be double that in the rip-off UK.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shame you can't get the 65RIs new in the States anymore, I thought they were the best Mustang on a consistent basis like, ever. Selected vintage examples I'd prefer for sure but as far as a Mustang you can just walk into a shop and buy/don't have to take a risk on, that one was always potentially in my future.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, it's always been hard to get MIJ Fenders in the States. The 65 RI has only been distributed by US retailers for a few years, branded as the Mustang Classic 65. It's no surprise the Classic 65 seems to be disappearing. As this thread illustrates, you can get a vintage Stang for about the same price. A few hundred more will buy a used AVRI Jag.

I agree that the 65 RI's build quality seems consistently good. However, the neck profiles are less consistent. I tried a 2005 65 RI and it felt very meh. Playability just wasn't there. I also tried a recent Classic 65 and it felt amazing.

Ultimately I hope the Classic 65 does stick around, but I'm a bit hesitant about buying any 65 RI online. I'd be more likely to buy a vintage online for the same price. If I don't like it, at least it will hold its value. Plus dat mojo...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's always been hard to get MIJ Fenders everywhere worldwide except in Japan (Captain Obvious)
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's somewhat easier in the UK than it is in the US. Don't know about the rest of the world.

The point is that all other Fenders (MIA, MIM, MIC, MII) are cheap and easy to get in the US. That makes MIJ guitars extra special Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singlepup wrote:
I think it's somewhat easier in the UK than it is in the US. Don't know about the rest of the world.


Not all MIJ are easy to get, but Mustangs are pretty widely available. It used to be the case that you could get Jags and Jazzys too, but they disappeared a few years ago. Some selected Fender dealerships get some special run MIJ/CIJs in, like the floral and paisley teles.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It hasn't always been difficult at all in the States, that cracked off in '99. I'd also say Fender have by now managed to eliminate most of the demand for Japanese models with equivalent MIM ones (classic reissue series strats/teles right when it happened and much more recently versions of Jags and Jazzies). It was as easy as anything to buy one from a full range of MIJ/CIJ Fender guitars in a GC/other shop or out of MF/AMS catalogs back in the day, which are the two ways I got mine. It seems now the reason you'd want a Japanese guitar is a flash paintjob you saw on the internet, perceived QC differences, etc... but losing this Mustang definitely hurts because there really isn't a good one on the market now. Fender's vintage spec reissues are an endangered species, seems they're perfectly content now to pretend their first 3 decades of necks didn't exist and they were always Van Haleny and kewl.

I really wish they'd kept the 65 Stang around, that was probably the most consistent production Mustang line of all time.
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