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

Fender's reissue of the '65 Mustang Electric Guitar, hearkens back to the first full year of Mustang production. The Mustang guitar was originally conceived as a student model but over time it's been seen on some important shoulders including those of David Byrne, John Frusciante, Kurt Cobain, Todd Rundgren, and Adrian Belew to name just a few!

This reissue Mustang has great color and cosmetic options, as well as a heightened level of period-correct detailing (body wood, logos, etc.)

Case sold separately.

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Fender'65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar
 
4.6

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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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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    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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    (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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic guitar

      By Randman

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      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.

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        (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.

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        5.0

        Worth It

        By AlGator

        from Orlando

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Build quality
        • Set-up

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

            I've read the comments about the high cost on this Japanese built 65 Mustang reissue. As with many others, the American version was one of my first guitars in the 60's. This reissue is everything that guitar was and likely better in many respects. Although I would have loved to pay less,I also know I am very pleased they built a reissue that "measures up" to the original. To rebuy THAT guitar was worth the price to have it again.

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            (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.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar

              By Marco

              from Baltimore

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              Ask me a question

              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.

              Comment on this review

              (8 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              EXPENSIVE!

              By Jared

              from San Francisco, CA

              Comments about Fender '65 Mustang Reissue Electric Guitar:

              This might be the only model Fender currently makes where you could go buy all custom parts from Warmoth and assemble the guitar yourself for 60% of Fender's price. So... you're paying $300 extra for the Fender logo on the headstock. Not worth it for me.
              It's a 2 single-coil pickup guitar. Straightforward.
              It's made like a non-American Fender.
              Eh.

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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

              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

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              (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Too Expensive!

              By DaveHB

              from USA

              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.

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              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It is what it is...

              By ChrisW-_PHuk

              from North Carolina

              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...

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