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Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.)


  • Body Body Type | Not Specified Cutaway | Not Specified Top Wood | Not Specified Body Wood Back and Sides | Not Specified Body Bracing Pattern | Not Specified Body Finish | Not Specified Orientation | Not Specified Neck Neck Shape | Not Specified Nut Width | Not Specified Fretboard | Not Specified Neck Wood | Not Specified Scale Length | Not Specified Number of Frets | Not Specified Neck Finish | Not Specified Electronics Acoustic/Electric | Not Specified Other Headstock Overlay | Not Specified Tuning Machines | Not Specified Bridge | Not Specified Saddle and Nut | Not Specified Number of Strings | Not Specified Case | Not Specified Accessories Included | Not Specified Country of Origin | Not Specified
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(114 of 123 customers found this review helpful)


Fender Mustang, great guitar

By Mustang4106

from Farmington, MN

I have a 65 reissue made in 98, this is basically the same, just some upgraded details(tuners and such). This is a great guitar, the smaller scale neck is perfect for fast playing and isn't a problem for people with larger hands(like me). I run this through a Boss DS-2 and EH Small Clone. It has great tone and sustain, the tone knob is VERY effective, unlike some Strats. You may want to change the tuners or bridge someday but they're still fine without a change. This reissue is a good buy whether this is your only Mustang or another to your Fender collection.

(56 of 74 customers found this review helpful)


fender mustang

By grunge95

from california

ok so i bought this ax about 3 months ago. i love it. the small neck is great or playing rythm and feels great in ur hand. the pickups are a bit punchy which is another added bonus. overall i love this guitar the one thing that bothers me is the tremolo. it goes out of tune if u touch it. the fender mustang is a must for any musician. too bad mine got stolen.

(49 of 54 customers found this review helpful)


Sweet, smooth and clean

By B-roc

from Houston, TX

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.

(36 of 41 customers found this review helpful)


An amazing axe.

By ALLaboutTHE65stang

from Orlando, Florida

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.

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


Phenomenal piece of equpiment

By Warren Harding

from Vacaville, CA

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.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Great neck, lots of fun

By Barry

from New York, NY

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.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


The Perfect lil indie guitar

By Keith

from Denver

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.

(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


1965 Re-Issue with Added Duncan Humbucker......

By Nathan W.

from Austin, TX

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Like no other...

By raymond warden

from Raleigh, NC

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Guitar


from San Diego Ca.

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.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Fender Mustang

By jack McConnaughy

from new york

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By jack McConnaughy

from new york

Plays great, though the shorter scale isnt as helpfull as you might think. The finish on the neck is amazing.

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