Up for sale, a 2017 Fender Traditional 60s Mustang in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags and gigbag. A discontinued FSR (Factory Special Run) example with a Seafoam Green gloss finish, the current Traditional series Fender Japan models are designed exclusively for the domestic Japanese market, rarely seen outside their country of origin.
A reinvention of Fender Japan's Mustang platform, the new Traditional 60s model features USA-made CTS pots, a substantial neck profile carve, modern 9 1/2" fretboard radius, and premium hardware including a pat. pending vibrato and "F" tuning machines. The guitar is lightweight at 7lbs 6oz, and the crisp, clear voice of the instrument when strummed acoustically translates well through the pickup pair. Of course one of the most fun sounds on the Mustang is the out-of-phase setting, engaged when both on/off/on pickup selector switches are at their innermost or outermost points. The quack and spank of that particular setting is unique to the Mustang, and there's plenty of tonal range between the two pickups, with meatier sounds when the neck pickup is singled out. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Mustang is strung with the 11-49 strings, dialed in for optimal intonation and slinky action.
The maple neck has a round medium C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges for added comfort, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlay and flawless slender fretwire on the 24" scale. The neck is straight, and the truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted. The fretboard radius measures 9 1/2", and the nut is 1 5/8" wide. The headstock is fitted with Fender "F" tuning machines with hexagonal white buttons.
All of the electronics function as intended, with Master Volume and Tone controls governing the two pickups and full-size USA-made CTS pots capped with USA Fender knobs. The plastics and chrome plated hardware are clean as can be, and the pat. pending vibrato tailpiece actuates easily for surfy warbles and surprisingly deep dives. This discontinued custom color finish was advertised by Fender Japan as "Surf Green," yet it's saturation and blue cast are far more representative of Seafoam Green, and we've chosen to advertise this guitar as such. Cosmetic wear is limited to just a couple tiny nicks on the back and body perimeter, while the gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original Fender-branded gigbag is included, along with all the hangtags.
***We are dealers for the Mastery M2 bridge and Lollar pickups, either of which can be installed prior to shipment for an additional charge***