Mustang review by Fender

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 9.2 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (198 votes)
Fender: Mustang

Price paid: $ 434.5

Purchased from: A friend

Sound — 10
I play Indie rock stuff and blues and jazz. This guitar suits my style very well and I really do love it. The only modification I am still thinking of doing is getting some Seymour Duncan Little '59s in place of the single coils. My blues and jazz just screams for humbuckers.

Overall Impression — 10
This thing plays great and is my first real introduction to the world of high quality instruments. I will never purchase another crappy instrument and I may pickup a Vintage Mustang because of the one I already own. I love this guitar and after a pickup swap it will be my dream quitar. If you can find a Japanese Mustang - pick it up, they are full of late '60s and '70s mojo.

Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar will last as long as I still want to play it. The finish isn't going anywhere. I would bring a backup but I would never need it. I am always on the safe side.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
Everything was set up amazing. The action is low and fast. The only issue I have is the strap buttons. I would suggest getting strap locks as soon as possible (just to be safe).

Features — 8
It is a '90s made in Japan Fender Mustang. It has 22 frets and a rose wood neck, and 2 single coil pickups with 2 switches for phase in/out/off control. It's competion red with a racing stripe (like the picture). It has a slab body with a flying dynamic vibrato. I took the tailpiece of the vibrato and flipped it around so the tremelo bar is not funtional. I did this to combat the touchy nature of the vibrato system (helps it stay in tune).

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