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2020 Fender Char Mustang Zicca Limited Model Olympic White, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Char Mustang Zicca Limited Edition in near mint condition and in perfect working order. 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 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve at the nut, with lightly rolled fretboard edges and full-feeling shoulders in every register, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .920" 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 Olympic White 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 save for a bit of light pick scuffing across the neck pickup cover. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Olympic White finish is limited to just a few shallow dings on the lower bout on the back. The satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A gigbag is included.