1966 Fender Mustang

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  1. Richard89

    Richard89 Member

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    I went to a music store and tried a '66 Fender Mustang a few days ago, it was the first time I played a Mustang and I think it was a pretty nice guitar. It costs about $1200, which I guess is a normal price for a Mustang from that time.

    Even if the vintage Mustangs never will be nearly as collectible as the 60s Strats or Teles, do you think it's possible that they will raise in value in the future? I think many people who want vintage Fenders but can't afford Strats and Teles would be interested in buying those guitars. What do you think? And how are the vintage Mustangs compared to the other vintage fenders in quality, sound etc.?
     
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    See:the Les Paul junior.
    They ain't making anymore real 66's!
    They're smaller but play nice. Shorter scale.
     
  3. E.L. Fudge

    E.L. Fudge Banned

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    I have an all original '64 Mustang, the first year that they came out, if I remember correctly. My neighbor sold it to me in the original case for $35 years ago.

    Nice to see that the value has increased a bit.
     
  4. Richard89

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    So maybe it could be a good idea to buy it? The finish has been stripped off, does that decrease the value a lot?
     
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    I'm not a Fender expert, but I doubt the missing finish is going to hurt
    too much. It's just paint, as long as the body itself is in good shape.
    Could be a great custom project!
     
  6. coldsteal2

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    I had a new 68 Mustang bass when they came
    out with racing strips, it was a great bass, a couple years later I
    striped the finish, and resold it, it didnt lower its price
    as all as a mater of fact thw wood was so nice i got more
    for it, i just sprayed a clear nitro coat on it
    Also it was a very nice sounding bass, and i loved the shorter
    scale good for blues note bending

    In 69
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    In 71

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  7. diceman

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    Great pix CS!

    Rich - I'd say that it'd be a sound investment - they sure won't be worth less down the road!
     
  8. Richard89

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    I haven't had time to try it with an amp yet, what does the Mustangs sounds like? Similar to a strat?

    And how does the pickup switches works?
     
  9. coldsteal2

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    Similar to a strat,


    Pickup Switching On/Off Slider, In/Out Phase Switch for Each Pickup
     
  10. Highnumbers

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    Do NOT buy a stripped Mustang for $1200.

    Any guitar that has had it's original finish stripped will be worth far less than a mint original example, especially Fenders..

    If you shop around online, you can still find nice original paint mustangs for less than $1200...watch ebay etc...

    the price of Mustangs seem to be steadily-increasing at guitar shops etc ( really clean originals in the case going for $2200 etc...or trying to...

    They are still short-scale budget instruments. They will, like all antiques, go up in price over the years, but you should pick the best guitar you can, if you're trying to bank on it.

    Cheers,
    -Collin

    PS...coldsteal....when you bought your bass, it was new, right? so Comp. Stripes were the "in" style, later in the 70s when you sold it, stripped down guitars were all the rage, so it makes sense that you had no problem selling it years later like that...right?

    A stripped mustang should be like $800 or less, at least.
     
  11. coldsteal2

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    I dont know, i guess
     

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