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Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar Daphne Blue

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Fenders reissued Mustang still has all the classic mojo that made it a cult favorite over forty years ago.This reissue of Fender's classic '65 Mustan...Click To Read More About This Product

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Four decades later the Mustang still has the punch that made it a trademark rocker.

Fenders reissued Mustang still has all the classic mojo that made it a cult favorite over forty years ago.This reissue of Fender's classic '65 Mustang guitar has all the raw appeal that the originals did way back in the first full year of production. The Mustang was originally intended as a student model, but over the years it's been used to great effect by notable guitar slingers like Kurt Cobain, John Frusciante, David Byrne, Todd Rundgren, and Adrian Belew. This Mustang reissue comes in a variety of classic vintage colors, and more than a few period-correct construction and cosmetic appointments, such as body wood, 60s-era logos, and more.Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

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Fender'65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 81 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Recording (3)
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Great Guitar

These are great Guitars, simply put.I played one in my local [@] this week and felt compelled to write a review. I own a 1964 Duosonic-2 and in comparison these are not...Read complete review

These are great Guitars, simply put.I played one in my local [@] this week and felt compelled to write a review. I own a 1964 Duosonic-2 and in comparison these are not too far off the mark. I love the handmade neck on the Pre CBS guitar but you cant even get one of those from the custom shop, so whats the point in holding that against this Mustang? I suppose Fender people insist on the longer scale necks, thats probably why this family of guitars, including the Musicmaster and the Duosonic, have always undersold. I play a Gibson Les paul mostly so i love the necks on these things. I would take one of these over a strat or a tele any day. For Rock, especially hard rock, these are little monsters - kind of like Fender's take on the SG Special except i prefer these to an SG.Ive heard some complaints about the trem but there again, i prefer a Maestro anyway if i have to have a trem, so i dont have any problems with this type. The way the pickups are wired and switched is genius, you can get straight fender twang or something like a humbucker roar but still in Fender sound-territory. And i love the looks.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

1k I don't think so..

I had always wanted one of these, I got some $ together and looked to buy.. and found that the price has skyrocketed to a ridiculous level. I ended up with a Duo...Read complete review

I had always wanted one of these, I got some $ together and looked to buy.. and found that the price has skyrocketed to a ridiculous level. I ended up with a Duo Soinc RI which I found on sale for $199! I played that for a while & enjoyed it very much. (quality was basicaly the same at the Mustang)After saving a bit & selling a few things I purchased a US made G&L SC-2 which has a more stable trem set up when compared to the Mustang and truly professional pickups and electronics..and includes a serious gigbag... all for the same price as the Japansese made Mustang.This is still a cool guitar but no longer good value for money..

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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The actual best of the bunch

By Sam Eastman

from boston

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

In my review of the Mustang Special, I had said that it was the best Mustang; but that was before I played this one. This is certainly my favorite Fender guitar, perhaps even my favorite guitar entirely. I still like the Mustang Special, but that's more like a Stratocaster in some ways. If you're looking for a real, high quality Fender Mustang, this is the one (by those terms it's the only "real" Mustang left). Playability is extraordinary, pickups are amazing (no muddiness or anything like that), and is just a really great guitar. The only thing keeping me from buying one is the price, but if you can afford it it's totally worth it.
Possibly the best guitar ever made

(9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Too Expensive!

By DaveHB

from USA

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

I had a 1972 Competition blue Mustang back in the 80's and have also played the new ones. The new ones are actually a little better built than what mine was. But, the price is a joke. That line of guitars was orginallly meant to be a beginner or student guitar. Because of Kurt Cobain and the fact that he used one, I cannot afford one of the new ones much less an vintage one. The whole Fender line increased in price a while back but this guitar went up by $200 or more. It should cost about what a MIM Strat costs because that's about the level it is on. Come on Fender, seriously. Put the price to where it belongs and I would be glad to buy one and be a pround Mustang owner once again.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great, but Cut the Price in HALF!

By Stonewall Jackson

from Sumter, SC

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for nearly 2 years now and I love it. I got mine just before they jumped up to nearly a grand. Mine was over $700 and I thought that was about $200 too high. Don't get me wrong, it's a great guitar and I have no intentions of selling it. It works for blues, surf-rock, alt.-rock and classic rock very well. These are infinitely better than the originals from the 60s-80s. Fender did an excellent job making it look vintage to the tee! I got the Olympic White with Red Tortoise-Shell pick-guard (the best of the the 3 color schemes). The 24" scale is great for my small fingers. I'm not letting go of mine, and the Japanese-made Fenders rival the American in my opinion, but another reviewer had it right when he said the price sky-rocketed because of Kurt Cobain. I don't think he'd even play one if he were alive today b/c they're so mainstream and ridiculously priced. If I were in the market for one these days, I'd just invest in an American-made Strat for $60 more. Great guitar, though, I will say that.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

1k I don't think so..

By The Dude

from Greater Chesapeake Drainage Basin

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

I had always wanted one of these, I got some $ together and looked to buy.. and found that the price has skyrocketed to a ridiculous level. I ended up with a Duo Soinc RI which I found on sale for $199! I played that for a while & enjoyed it very much. (quality was basicaly the same at the Mustang)After saving a bit & selling a few things I purchased a US made G&L SC-2 which has a more stable trem set up when compared to the Mustang and truly professional pickups and electronics..and includes a serious gigbag... all for the same price as the Japansese made Mustang.This is still a cool guitar but no longer good value for money..

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Marco

from Baltimore

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

These are great Guitars, simply put.I played one in my local [@] this week and felt compelled to write a review. I own a 1964 Duosonic-2 and in comparison these are not too far off the mark. I love the handmade neck on the Pre CBS guitar but you cant even get one of those from the custom shop, so whats the point in holding that against this Mustang? I suppose Fender people insist on the longer scale necks, thats probably why this family of guitars, including the Musicmaster and the Duosonic, have always undersold. I play a Gibson Les paul mostly so i love the necks on these things. I would take one of these over a strat or a tele any day. For Rock, especially hard rock, these are little monsters - kind of like Fender's take on the SG Special except i prefer these to an SG.Ive heard some complaints about the trem but there again, i prefer a Maestro anyway if i have to have a trem, so i dont have any problems with this type. The way the pickups are wired and switched is genius, you can get straight fender twang or something like a humbucker roar but still in Fender sound-territory. And i love the looks.

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Make it $700 and we got a deal!

By CharlieSmtih

from Baltimore, MD

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

The 1k price is outrageous. I've wanted wanted one of these for 7 years but i CANNOT AFFORD IT! Lower the price Fender and these babies will sell. If not keep it the same and discontinue it for the 100th time and bring it back in 10 years, maybe by then I'll be able to afford it!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It is what it is...

By ChrisW-_PHuk

from North Carolina

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

The Fender Mustang was my first "real" guitar, back in high school. I thought it was sort of cool that they were doing a reissue, yet it wasn't really that great of a guitar to begin with. Back in the late 70s/early 80s you could catch them all day long at pawn shops for about 100 bucks. So, anyway, good to see the Mustang back, just not sure if it's worth the price for a little "vintage vibe" from a guitar that's mostly mediocre at best...

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar

By WWJD1230

from Slocomb, AL

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Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

I got mine not knowing much about guitars at the time and it was ok at first. As i learned more about guitars and music, mine wasn't very good anymore. There is hardly any output from the pickups, there is no sustain, the distortion is way louder than clean, through my friends guitar they are equal volumes, and the bar just gets the guitar out of tune. On the plus side, this guitar is really light weight it has the best neck i have ever played. It is so smooth and easy to play. All in all, it is probably better to get another guitar for my taste.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

why?

By platipus1983

from aug,ga

Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

I have always been a fender type...love em but what i cant understand is why a (beginner) guitar is priced at almost a thousand bucks. if you want a great guitar go with a strat or tele this guitar has risen to fame due to the use of it by kurt cobain along with the price going sky high its not a great guitar mediocre at best

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versitile, Powerful, Affordable

By Vicemutha

from Bennington VT

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Difficult To Control
  • Pick Up Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

Let's be clear here, I normally don't like a lot of Fender. I'm one of the few human beings who don't like strats, and I can't find a tele that will agree with me. But this..... I've loved this guitar for years.
Started playing with a few friends in highschool. I wasn't very good, but they were cool about it. Their dad was a really experienced player who had been playing bars in the area since before any of us were born, so he had a collection of guitars just around their house. The one I picked up first, and immediately fell in love with was a Vintage, 1965 Dakota Red Fender Mustang. I wanted to own this thing so bad, but job, no chance of my parents helping me out at the time one it. So I waited, practiced, got my own collection of guitars (A Gibson Flying V, Gibson Les Paul Studio, among others), when just last year, I finally had a job and convinced my dad to cut a deal with me on that Mustang.
One problem, my friend's (and now bandmates') dad sold it!
I was crushed, so I hunted for it, but the trail went cold.
Then I found this little number on here. Let me tell you, closest thing you can find to a vintage '65. It's got all sorts of tone to it thanks to the pick up set up. You can get a strat tone pretty easily and then switch to something very deep and warm, almost on par with a lower end Les Paul. On a Distortion channel it packs a lot of punch in all the right places and playing lead on that neck is smoother than ANY guitar I've played.
My only complaint, when on a high distortion channel the pick ups buzz like a mother, this is one guitar that was not really designed to but pushed to a full on overdrive, how ever good it may sound once you get there.
Still, this is probably my favorite model guitar.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

65 re-issue Mustang

By Billy

from Northwestern Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful Workmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Guitar Just Looks Good
  • Neck Feels Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

    I saw this guitar when I was in 5th grade. 1965. I have wanted one ever since. My wife surprised me with it for Christmas. I love the feel, the beauty, and sound. My friends are in awe.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Mustang was my FIRST electric...

    By Raffo

    from California

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    Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

    ...over 30 years ago. That guitar is long gone, but tonight I got myself a NEW Mustang.I'll be blunt: these reissues make the originals look sick. I just never, never got a good sound out of my old blue 'stang. My friend has a vintage racing stripe Mustang, and it sounds like my old one -- lifeless.When I saw a REISSUE Mustang a few months ago, I had to laugh. But I tried one, to see if it was as hopeless as I remembered.Boy, was I surprised. I wanted it.The short, high-gloss neck has a very rounded fretboard; feels great playing chords, but doesn't fret out when you bend a string. The pickups have a unique tone, not like a Strat or a Tele, but very ALIVE (unlike my old Mustang). Clean, it can be bright or mellow. In the store, I played it through an AC30, and it sounded sweet and rich. At home, plugged into a Marshall combo, I got a very complex crunchiness, unlike any other guitar I own.Bottom line, if my original Mustang had been like this, I'd still have it.Only downside is the price. Just doesn't seem like a little ol' Mustang should be this expensive.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it now.

    By woodenindian

    from Cincinnati, Oh

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    Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

    This is my favorite guitar. It has a few flaws, just like the original, and that just makes it unique. Mine is stock, I like the high sound of the pickups. The tremolo is a bit of a pain, but it is nice to have the ability to wiggle it with your palm. Also, the pickup selector system is great for getting a very dirty sound. Don't buy this guitar if you want it to scream, it's not for metal or for "guitar heroes" as any old fasion Fender will be. But if you like classic fender designs, this is the best one for the money. I also have a vintage 1966, but I still find time for this one. And for historical accuracy, it is absolutely fantastic. Every detail. Even the flaws such as an extra sensative tremolo and "weak" pickups. But the sensative tremolo enhances the sound, and the stronger the pickups, the lower and muddier they sound. Weak pickups are clearer and brighter, it's science. So dont switch them out, They're perfect. If you need more strength, buy a pedal. But this is the perfect guitar for Fender fans.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Mustang Reissue

    By Heyheyletsdothewhatnownow

    from Your Mom's House

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Neck Shape
    • Scale
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

      This is easily my favorite guitar that I've ever played. The neck is smooth, and quite fatter than what I was expecting (which works just fine with my big mitts). The tone is incredible; it's definitely the fender janglyness, but with a voice all its own. I'd take this baby over an American Standard Strat or Tele any day. Also, a cool note: this thing isn't just a reissue of an old guitar with modern accoutrements. This thing IS a 1965 Mustang, down to the last detail. I know a lot of people complain about the price, but it is worth it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic guitar

      By Randman

      from Tucson, AZ

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        This is an outstanding guitar. Since I was a kid and first saw the Mustang I've wanted one. The set up was great right out of the box. Plays like a dream. It is everything I thought it would be.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        do not buy this guitar

        By stu999

        from seattle, WA

        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        this guitar sucks in so many ways. It always has this twang that will not go away that sounds terrible unless your into surf stuff, and have tiny hands to add. It breaks down all the time. the intonation gets thrown off every week. and the "features" on it really do not have much versitlity. if you want a guitar spend $200 more on a american strat. you will thank me.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My Time Machine

        By Kirk Jensen

        from Rockledge FL

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        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        I have the 69 re-issue version of this guitar which I bought for one reason only: it takes me back in time. It's sound can be very bright (like a tele) or with the right flips of the switches, she can be darkened down into a groovin' bluesin' machine. The neck is excellent -a little rounder than a Strat and smooth as satin. I don't gig with this axe though: it's not the sound that takes me forward; it's the sound that takes me back - back to the '70's. Back to a garage with walls covered with carpet squares and scented with stale cigarette smoke. A place where teen-aged boys dreamt starry-eyed dreams and jammed until the neighbors shut us down. It's the sound of a musical seed taking root and bursting forth. It's a sound that's just for me. Buy this guitar and it will take you back too. Plug it in and hit some licks. The neighbors shouldn't mind too much; they should be used to it by now.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        %%

        By ----350qA

        from At home

        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        This re-issue will sound exactly the way you'd expect a Mustang to sound. Very clear and bright, not muddy at all (compared to the Jaguar HH re-issue)I really like the pickups, it's great when you buy a guitar and you don't have to spend another 200 on pickups. The switches are a pain when you accidentally hit them, but that's something eveyone's used to since 1965. The quality is much better than...say American Strat. This is a kind of guitar you'd wanna play all day long.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Buy!!

        By Grungeguitarist

        from Sioux Falls, SD

        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        I think this guitar is amazing. I play the thing all the time, it sounds great. The pickups could be better, but still a great guitar with awesome sound, true rock guitar.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Suprisingly Versatile

        By Stang87

        from Maryland

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        Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

        I just got a Daphne Blue 65 Reissue Mustang, and let me tell you...it's really great. Very nice neck for fast playing. The shape is very slick, and the Japanese crafting is superb. The bridge is very confusing a it seems to have a locked tremelo bar. Spin it all you want it's not coming out of there. And the sound is very nice, great for grungy sounds, and surf twangs. Overall, very nice guitar. It has my approval.

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