Fender's reissue of the '65 Mustang Electric Guitar, hearkens back to the first full year of Mustang production. The Mustang guitar was originally conceived as a student model but over time it's been ... Read More
Fender's reissue of the '65 Mustang Electric Guitar, hearkens back to the first full year of Mustang production. The Mustang guitar was originally conceived as a student model but over time it's been seen on some important shoulders including those of David Byrne, John Frusciante, Kurt Cobain, Todd Rundgren, and Adrian Belew to name just a few!
This reissue Mustang has great color and cosmetic options, as well as a heightened level of period-correct detailing (body wood, logos, etc.)
Reviewed by 12 customers
I purchased this guitar about 6 months ago and have gigged with it several times. The only problem was the tail piece (or tremolo bar) fell out of tune easily, but i took it to my luethier and he set it up and adjusted it and it is perfect. He billed Fender for the work and it didn't cost me a thing. I am very impressed with it.
Plays great, though the shorter scale isnt as helpfull as you might think. The finish on the neck is amazing.
This guitar came set up very well and in superb condition - I was concerned as it ships without a case. The Japanese craftsmanship is stunning. The specs are "1965" so the tremolo setup is a bit cumbersome and it goes out of tune easily... Sounds really cool - the pickup selector options are unique. The guitar feels, sounds, and looks superb.
this guitar is amazing, the single coils sound amazing in any amp. The sitches do get in the way, and you can have them taken out.
I'd wanted a Mustang for a while and recently bought a used beater 69 reissue. Unfortunately it needed a refret, so it went back and I bought the brand new 65 reissue instead. The quality of the build is great. I love the feel of the neck. I've got medium-sized hands, so the shorter scale lets me cover more of the fretboard. The sound is great - Mustangs are a bit quirky but that's part of what makes them special. The neck pickup sounds terrific. It's just an all-around fun guitar and is different from all the strats and teles that everyone else plays.
I recently purchased one of these used, and the original owner had replaced the rear single-coil pickup with a Seymour Duncan humbucker. I have a Texas Deluxe Fat Stratocaster that was designed with these pickups, and if I can recommend any modification you may be considering to do to your 1965 re-issue Mustang, this would be the first. If you're a fan of original alt. rock (90s), as many advocates of these types of guitars are, you'll love the added crunch and distinction this mod. gives the Mustang. I'd also be curious to discover how the Duncan would sound in the front (neck) as opposed to the rear.
I bought one of these in Daphne blue a while back and have not once regretted it. The selector switches offer a broad range of sound, from creamy clean highs to rich overdriven tones. The vibrato is INCREDIBLE. It never puts the thing out of tune. All in all, I'd say this is a guitar worthy of buying, playing, and then handing it down to your children.
I bought this guitar only knowing about it by the musicians who had used it before. I love 90s style indie rock/ college rock and i realized that most of the musicians i liked had used a mustang at one time. it has great history. the pickups give so much to your sound and tone no matter the amp you use. it has a smaller body style than most strats and telecasters. this guitar so a good idea if you are interested in the jazzmaster but dont have 13 hundred bucks to drop. the jazzmaster takes this guitar hands down but the mustang holds its own. my only two problems with this guitar are the awkward tremelo and the switches for the pickups. when i play live i electical tape them down because it is very easy to switch your pickups off.
My other guitars haven't been touched since I brought this guitar home. Solid, well balanced, short-scale guitar. The tone knob actually changes the tone!!! I suggest owning one of these and a vintage one. You won't be disappointed with this guitar.
I picked up a daphne blue Mustang in a guitar store and just couldn't let go of it. The pickups sounded great and the selectors gave some diversity. I love Leo Fender's Dynamic Vibrato design. Amazing in every way, though a little on the expensive side for what began as an upscale student guitar.