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2011 Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar Olympic White Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2011 Fender Mustang Special in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Part of Fender's oddly-named "Pawn Shop" series of instruments, the Mustang Special is a unique spin on a classic Fender model with a slightly scaled down body size, Fender Enforcer humbuckers, and a conventional three-way pickup selector switch in addition to three-way slider pickup switches that allow you to select the coils of each humbucker individually or together for an extremely wide range of tones (15 total pickup options).

The Pawn Shop Series guitars draw inspiration from the eccentric and sometimes wildly innovative Fender creations of the 1960s-70s that sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. With this adventurous spirit in mind, Pawn Shop Series instruments emerged as all-new Fender guitars with a creative alchemy of diverse Fender components. This Mustang Special is featherweight at 6lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, accurate intonation, and roundwound 11-49 strings.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with particularly full-feeling shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .945" at the 12th. The thick rosewood slab fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius, and the medium jumbo frets show light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-13. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 24", and the nut measures 1 9/16" in width. On the headstock, the Kluson-style Gotoh tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Made in Japan" text and U-prefix serial are present above the F neck plate.

The electronics all function flawlessly, the chrome hardware is bright and clean and the string-through body bridge allows for maximum resonance and sustain. The Olympic White gloss finish is accented by a mint green pickguard which has some requisite light scuffing on the treble side, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a couple tiny nicks on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A gigbag is included.