Up for sale, a 2019 Fender Char Mustang Zicca Limited Edition in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order with a custom color Charcoal Frost finish. A rare Japanese domestic market model, the Char Mustang was briefly available with exclusive cosmetic features via an even more limited run from Zicca Records.
As one of Japan's most influential guitarists, Char's signature Mustang model features a Strat-style vibrato unit, redesigned switching, a satin neck profile finish, modern 9 1/2" fretboard radius, and repositioned knobs so that volume swells can be more easily achieved akin to a Stratocaster. Tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard for a smooth, clear acoustic tone. And plugged in, the pickups deliver plenty of signature Fender sparkle and spank. This Mustang is featherweight at 6lbs 10oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and full-feeling shoulders in every register, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius with perfect slender frets and easy playability up the 24" scale. The nut measures 41mm in width (1.615"), and the matching Charcoal Frost headstock features Fender F tuning machines with hexagonal white buttons.
The electronics function flawlessly, with the pair of single coils wired to a three-way selector switch and Master Volume and Tone knobs. The Strat-style vibrato has a smooth response with a broad range, and the Strat trem block that anchors the strings also adds a distinctive resonance to the Mustang platform. The chrome plating is gleaming, and the plastics are like new. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Charcoal Frost finish is limited to a few minor nicks and light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.
A replacement gigbag is included, along with the original hangtags.