#1
I'm gonna get both of these at some point - but i'm saving up till i have about £500 and can't decide which to get first. There's no rush, since they've both been re-issued that's why i can't decide, and that's the point of the thread - you help me decide which to get first, i'm getting both as soon as i can anyway (they have their differences you see)

so which should i get first:

Ibanez AR300 (the "new for 2007" model)
MIJ Fender Mustang '65 Reissue

don't say "play them both and decide yourself", and i've decided i like them both too much to just get one or the other... but it'll take about 6 months before i can afford even one.

Also, my band does originals (up to me to decide what sort of tone i'm looking for), some Nirvana covers, (Hence the mustang), some XTC covers (Hence the AR300), and just about anything else.
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp
#3
hehe only reply lol. Anyone else?
Rig Winter 2017:

Fender Jazzmaster/Yamaha SG1000
Boss TU-3, DS-2, CS-3, EHX small stone, Danelectro delay
Laney VC30-112 with G12H30 speaker, or Session Rockette 30 for smaller gigs
Elixir Nanoweb 11-49 strings, Dunlop Jazz III XL picks
Shure SM57 mic in front of the amp