CBS-era Mustang in unfaded burgundy metallic with faded cream ‘competition’ stripes (only produced 1969-73). Surface crazing gives it a lovely aged look. The nut looks at first glance as though its brass but it isn’t; it’s actually discoloured to an odd tobacco-stained brown colour – I don’t think it’s a replacement. The short-scale Mustangs were top of the cheaper ‘student’ range of Fenders with twin pickups and a unique vibrato system. By the 1970s, the Mustang had evolved to have a contour body with a ribcage cutaway on the back and a forearm chamfer on the front – giving it a very different feel to the earlier slab-body Mustangs. The combination of metallic burgundy, pearloid scratchplate, black plastic, chrome and those cream stripes has an unmistakable cool vibe about it. Nice.

  • Competition Red, burgundy metallic finish with ‘competition’ stripes
  • Maple bolt-on neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and dot markers
  • Scale length 24”
  • Original tuners
  • Original chrome hardware
  • Alder countoured body
  • Original pearloid scratchplate, switches, pots, knobs and jack socket
  • Original single-coil pickups
  • Original bridge and vibrato arm
  • Original hardshell case
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