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2007 Fender Mustang ’65 Vintage Reissue MG65 Olympic White w/ Gray Bobbins, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2007 Fender Mustang ‘65 vintage reissue model MG65 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Easily one of the best Mustangs ever offered by Fender, the MG65 is a discontinued, upper tier model, designed for the Japanese domestic market and uncommon outside its country of origin. The MG65 features USA-spec CTS pots, vintage spec gray bobbin pickups with cloth-covered leads, and Schaller-made Fender "F" tuners. The tonewood complement is also faithful to 1960s Fender spec, with a slab poplar body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard.

The pair of gray bobbin pickups can chime with the best, delivering a detailed sound that has sparkle and kick. The three-way on/off/on pickup switches can also produce the Mustang's signature cutting out-of-phase sound when in their innermost or outermost positions. Weighing 7lbs 4oz, this Mustang has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .830” 1st fret, .925” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-9
-Scale Length: 24”
-Nut: 1 5/8”, bone
-Tuners: Schaller-made F Tuners
-Serialization: “Crafted in Japan,” T-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Poplar
-Pickups: Gray bobbin single coil x2
-Harness: CTS 250k pots, dating to the 24th week of 2007
-Controls: Volume, Tone, On/Off/On pickup switch x2
-Hardware: Vibrato, bridge with barrel saddles
-Plastics: Three-ply tortoise pickguard, pointer knobs

The Olympic White gloss finish exhibits finish scratches on the lower bout on the back, some dings (also primarily along the lower bout body edge on the back), and a couple marks at the bass-side waist on top as well. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss with just a couple shallow marks.

A gigbag is included.