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Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar

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A boldly eccentric new Mustang with dual humbuckers and a hardtail Strat bridge.

The new Pawn Shop series instruments draw inspiration from strange and storied pawn shop finds of the 1960s and ’70s, and emerge as all-new Fender guitars with a bold element of eccentricity—guitars that never were but could have been.

The Pawn Shop Mustang Special has a modified offset Mustang® body,'60s "C-shaped 24" short-scale maple neck, and dual Fender Enforcer™ humbucking pickups with '70s-style covers and unique switching—a creative alchemy of diverse Fender components.

Features include a rosewood fretboard with modern 9.5" radius and medium-jumbo frets, pickup toggle switch, three-way coil selector slide switch for each humbucking pickup enabling 18 different tonal options, mint green pickguard, '70s-style hardtail Stratocaster® bridge, vintage-style tuners and strap buttons, and deluxe gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Series: Pawn Shop Series
  • Body Shape: Mustang®
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: Maple, 60s "C" Shape
  • Neck Finish: Polyester
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Cream
  • Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Truss Rod: Standard Truss Rod
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Adjustable Hex Nut
  • Pickups: Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Bridge Pickup with
  • downsized Wide Range covers
  • Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Neck Pickup with
  • downsized Wide Range covers
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle
  • Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone; Pickup Toggle Switch; Coil
  • Selector Switch for Each Humbucker
  • Special Electronics: Coil Selector Switch for Each Humbucker
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: 70's-Style Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge
  • Strap Buttons: Vintage Style Strap Buttons
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green/Black/Mint Green
  • Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Double Humbucker Configuration, Hardtail Bridge, Unique Pickup
  • Switching with 18 Options, Short Scale, Offset Mustang Body
  • Shape

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FenderPawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Special Indeed!

This guitar has a Napoleon complex - despite its diminutive physical size, it is a relentless tyrant of sound! The Mustang Special is a superb choice for anyone of smaller stature or smaller...Read complete review

This guitar has a Napoleon complex - despite its diminutive physical size, it is a relentless tyrant of sound! The Mustang Special is a superb choice for anyone of smaller stature or smaller hands; I would think it would make an ideal guitar for a foxy lady. It resolves several things left to be desired about the standard mustang, and offers a delicious variety of distinct tones. Its a real beauty and has superb craftsmanship and quality all around. My friends and I all agree it is the best guitar any of us have ever played.
The Mustang Special has the coolest tone selection system of any guitar Ive ever known of. You can select any combination of the four coils, forward or aft, in either single coil mode or humbucker mode, and combine any coil with any other coil(s) from the other pickup, or isolate any individual coil, and let me tell you they all sound amazing and clean, so many sonic options available here! Although I count only 15 tonal options, not 18 like Fender says*. To explain its switches: The lower-horn 3-way Gibson-style toggle switch is a pickup selector; up=neck, middle=both, down=bridge. Then, the two upper-horn 3-way switches allow you to select forward or aft coils, or humbucker mode, by putting the selector switch in the middle position. Finally there are the master volume and tone knobs at bottom.
Pickup Selection Options:Neck Coil 1/Neck Humbucker/Neck Coil Bridge Coil 1/Bridge Humbucker/Bridge Coil 2)1) N1
2) NH
3) N2
4) B1
5) BH
6) B2
7) N1+B1
8) N1+BH
9) N1+B2
10) NH+B1
11) NH+BH
12) NH+B2
13) N2+B1
14) N2+BH
15) N2+B2
Thats 15, not 18. Sorry Fender, back to math class with you!
At only 6 lbs., hours of playing the Mustang Special do not lead to fatigue. Body shape is exceptionally comfortable standing up or sitting down. Comfortable and fast neck that is straight as an arrow. String-through-body just rocks, great sustain. Pickups are hot - real screamers with distortion. Action is perfect; intonation was easy to set up. This Mustang has a smaller butt than other Mustangs, since they replaced the infamously troublesome Mustang bridge/tremolo system with a solid hard tail bridge good move. I dont want a whammy bar anyway because I always whack my hand on them. The vintage style tuners are smooth as butter, you can tell they are top quality. I saw someone say the Duo-Sonic has better tuners, not true these are definitely superior. A lesser-known great feature is on the headstock, the ends of the strings go down into little holes in the tuning machines, so poking your fingers on the ends of the stings will never happen, such a great feature!
Bottom line - this is in my opinion the best Mustang ever made. In my opinion its a way better guitar than the standard mustangs that cost more. I got a great deal on mine from Musicians Friend. My only complaint is Fender needs to use more robust packaging when shipping their guitars, it came in a gig bag inside a cardboard box with very little internal bracing or padding, and could have easily been damaged during shipping. I bought a Fender 12-string from MF once that ended up with a damaged headstock because of poor packaging. But my Squier Duo-Sonic had awesome packaging, so theres no excuse Fender protect ALL your guitars properly!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very Nice

So far I'm having a bunch of fun playing this guitar.The features that has drawn me to this guitar is the Mustang Shape (albeit modified shape)," the 24""...Read complete review

So far I'm having a bunch of fun playing this guitar.The features that has drawn me to this guitar is the Mustang Shape (albeit modified shape)," the 24"" scale", the hard tail, and the wide range humbuckers.

The weight and balance of this guitar are perfect. The color is a little darker in-person than on the website and it looks good. The mint pickguard looks very nice against the blue finish.

While the Mustang purists might not like the hard tail," I love it. I block my strats so I don't need a whammy.

The 24"" scale works for me since I'm a small woman with abnormally short pinkies. Bar chords are a breeze. It takes a minute to get use to the 24"" scale when going back and forth between the other more popular scales (24.75"" and 25.5"").

While I appreciate that the 18 pick-up options make this a versitle guitar", I like the full on humbucker sound the best.
I can't find any flaws on the guitar and I did try to find them!Even though I think this guitar is a little pricey I am happy I bought it.

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(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Special Indeed!

By Rick O'Shay

from Cloud 9

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar has a Napoleon complex - despite its diminutive physical size, it is a relentless tyrant of sound! The Mustang Special is a superb choice for anyone of smaller stature or smaller hands; I would think it would make an ideal guitar for a foxy lady. It resolves several things left to be desired about the standard mustang, and offers a delicious variety of distinct tones. Its a real beauty and has superb craftsmanship and quality all around. My friends and I all agree it is the best guitar any of us have ever played.
The Mustang Special has the coolest tone selection system of any guitar Ive ever known of. You can select any combination of the four coils, forward or aft, in either single coil mode or humbucker mode, and combine any coil with any other coil(s) from the other pickup, or isolate any individual coil, and let me tell you they all sound amazing and clean, so many sonic options available here! Although I count only 15 tonal options, not 18 like Fender says*. To explain its switches: The lower-horn 3-way Gibson-style toggle switch is a pickup selector; up=neck, middle=both, down=bridge. Then, the two upper-horn 3-way switches allow you to select forward or aft coils, or humbucker mode, by putting the selector switch in the middle position. Finally there are the master volume and tone knobs at bottom.
Pickup Selection Options:Neck Coil 1/Neck Humbucker/Neck Coil Bridge Coil 1/Bridge Humbucker/Bridge Coil 2)1) N1
2) NH
3) N2
4) B1
5) BH
6) B2
7) N1+B1
8) N1+BH
9) N1+B2
10) NH+B1
11) NH+BH
12) NH+B2
13) N2+B1
14) N2+BH
15) N2+B2
Thats 15, not 18. Sorry Fender, back to math class with you!
At only 6 lbs., hours of playing the Mustang Special do not lead to fatigue. Body shape is exceptionally comfortable standing up or sitting down. Comfortable and fast neck that is straight as an arrow. String-through-body just rocks, great sustain. Pickups are hot - real screamers with distortion. Action is perfect; intonation was easy to set up. This Mustang has a smaller butt than other Mustangs, since they replaced the infamously troublesome Mustang bridge/tremolo system with a solid hard tail bridge good move. I dont want a whammy bar anyway because I always whack my hand on them. The vintage style tuners are smooth as butter, you can tell they are top quality. I saw someone say the Duo-Sonic has better tuners, not true these are definitely superior. A lesser-known great feature is on the headstock, the ends of the strings go down into little holes in the tuning machines, so poking your fingers on the ends of the stings will never happen, such a great feature!
Bottom line - this is in my opinion the best Mustang ever made. In my opinion its a way better guitar than the standard mustangs that cost more. I got a great deal on mine from Musicians Friend. My only complaint is Fender needs to use more robust packaging when shipping their guitars, it came in a gig bag inside a cardboard box with very little internal bracing or padding, and could have easily been damaged during shipping. I bought a Fender 12-string from MF once that ended up with a damaged headstock because of poor packaging. But my Squier Duo-Sonic had awesome packaging, so theres no excuse Fender protect ALL your guitars properly!

(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Untamed Horse is the Untamed Guitar

By Christoph R Salerno

from Florida Retard Land

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

Got the Mustang and immediatly liked it although there are some things about it that stink- like always on a Fender. If you got small hands- this is a fun guitar. Fender Japan still produces quality- The guitar will need string trees- which immediatly de-value the guitar. The tuning heads are crappy (sloppy) They stay in tune but are a pain to fine tune. (hey change the dies once in a while!). Pups arn't bad - and sound best through Fender amps. Guitar has the guts to do the job, but a custom shop alternative will be the wave of the future for this guitar, as many Fenders only improve in the hands of those dudes.
Nice what they did with the splitting of Pups and havn't looked under the cover, but there's probably a resistor or two needed in there.
All together this guitar is worth the money because of the Japanese Quality.
Untamed Raw Fender Mustang - Glad they made it.
A little room for improvement.
Japan still takes pride in quality

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Mustang is Special

By Fender Bender

from Australia

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

This guitar really surprised me. I was expecting a kind of little novelty guitar. But it is not like that - it is a real guitar with heaps of tone, and great sustain. And it is an absolute delight to play - so easy with the short scale (even with my small hands and fingers). I live in Australia and bought my Mustang sight unseen, but opening up that box was great. I haven't been able to wipe the smile off my face since I first plugged it in. This Mustang is just plain fun to play - and it sounds great to boot. I think every guitarist should have one of these in their arsenal. The Mustang Special is just a joy to play, and isn't that what it is all about??
After reading the positive reviews on this site (thanks everyone!) I recently bought a Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special. I was a little nervous, because the reviews just seemed a little too good to be true. Well I wasn't disappointed - this is a great little guitar. I love the hard tail and the splitable humbuckers. I bought a Squier duo-sonic for my son last year - it has the same body shape as the Mustang Special. Now the duo-sonic is a nice little guitar, especially as a first guitar, but it is not in the same league as this Mustang. This Mustang has attitude and doesn't want to be judged by its size. The humbuckers sound great (although they are not particularly loud, but you just turn your amp up a bit more), and the switches and tone control provide heaps of tonal options.
The good people at Fender Japan know how to make guitars. This Mustang has been made with attention to detail. I have the Lake Placid Blue model and the finish and fittings are excellent. The rosewood fretboard is a little dry, but I will just rub some oil into it when I change the strings.
I have owned and sold many guitars over the years, and the Mustang Special is a great guitar for the money. I would consider buying another one to have both of the colours.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Different, but in a good way.

By Lucas Ragusa

from New England

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

My next fender is either this or a strat. I want a strat because of the vibrato so I can delve into the dark arts of Jimi Hendrix with more depth, but this guitar is more versitile, and feels better to play. Plus its small and light, so playing it standing up wont be part of a workout regiment.
A mustang with a little bit for everyone. Hard tail keeps it stable, shorter scale and smaller body makes it an ideal guitar for smaller people and anybody who wants a versitale and light guitar for gigging.
My first run in with a MIJ fender. It was made REALLY well. It felt sturdy, looked beatutiful, and the gamechanger, the neck was unreal. I started playing without really studying the neck, and for a split second i though the thing was fretless. It plays like butter, if that butter was melted and churned into a silky cream. The different scale didnt affect my playing because I didnt realize it. I just follwed the frets (when i could feel them). Easily one of the best playing guitars I have tried. The sounds that came out of it were varied and versitle, every fender model can be found within the sound on this guitar. Great for rock, like the Stones, Beatles, Creedance, and of course heavier stuff came out ideal.
The price is right in the ballpark if not lower than I would have imagined this guitar to be. It is made very well and is worth every penny.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best of the bunch

By Sam Eastman

from boston

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I've played other Mustangs before, but honestly they just can't compare witht this. I had been admiring it online for a while, and then when i finally got an opportunity to play it I was blown away! It's not too heavy, the strings feel great against the neck, and the sound it puts out is just flawless. It is a bit smaller than other guitars, but not too much. I would reccommend this to anybody looking for a nicer guitar.
Probably the best Mustang out there
It's definitely worth the price

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pawn shop Mustang: very impressive

By KG-5HznB

from Southern California

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I just played this at my local guitar shop. I must admit, I am very impressed with this guitar. What impressed me the most were the pickups. The mutliple switches really do provide an array of sounds. Most switches and buttons on guitars provide only a minimal difference between sounds, this guitar however is very responsive and distinctly different. The versatility and responsiveness of the pick ups, I feel, contribute to the guitars great great sound.The short scale neck is really comfortable. The action was set very comfortably. I must assume this was straight from the factory as retail store guitars are usually abused to the point of near unplayable the longer it sits on the floor. Here is the deal breaker for me... The body and neck are way to small for my taste. As I played my fingers felt cramped on the frets and the neck radius seemed very shallow. I have never played a Fender Mustang so I was really put off by this development. Over all a great guitar. I would really recommend this to anyone who likes great vintage full bodied tones. The controls are a dream and well worth the price point.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mustang Perfected

By Chris-j7kao

from Chicago

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

This Mustang is made in Japan which is why I ordered it! In my opinion, Japanes Fenders are of the finest craftsmanship - and this guitar is more proof. Unlike the two other "pawn shop" models which are kind of hokey, the Mustang Special is a refinement in the model's design. The modern profile neck and 24 inch scale plays like butter. I almost bent a b-string over the edge of the fretboard thanks to the short scale neck, and it didn't fret out.The addition of quality humbuckers trasforms the Mustang from student model to rock monster. You can use the individual toggles to extract single tone when desired. The Strat hard tail was also a considerable improvement for proper intonation.If you don't know what a Mustang is, be advised the body is about 75% the size of a regular Fender making it most suitable for smaller players.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very Nice

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

So far I'm having a bunch of fun playing this guitar.The features that has drawn me to this guitar is the Mustang Shape (albeit modified shape)," the 24"" scale", the hard tail, and the wide range humbuckers.

The weight and balance of this guitar are perfect. The color is a little darker in-person than on the website and it looks good. The mint pickguard looks very nice against the blue finish.

While the Mustang purists might not like the hard tail," I love it. I block my strats so I don't need a whammy.

The 24"" scale works for me since I'm a small woman with abnormally short pinkies. Bar chords are a breeze. It takes a minute to get use to the 24"" scale when going back and forth between the other more popular scales (24.75"" and 25.5"").

While I appreciate that the 18 pick-up options make this a versitle guitar", I like the full on humbucker sound the best.
I can't find any flaws on the guitar and I did try to find them!Even though I think this guitar is a little pricey I am happy I bought it.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar....

By Kenneth Hudson

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

Great value & style guitar. The scale is small so more ideal for those with smaller fingers.
Great versatility in tone with coil splitting on both PUs. Pickups sound good from anything from clean jazz to classic rock.
Very well made. Doesn't look cheap or have junk parts on it. Came with 9s for strings, but felt like rubberbands. Replaced with 10s and had to slightly adjust the top E string intonation.
Great value. Nice axe for the money.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Plain AWESOME!!!!

By Skidoo90

from Illinois

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

Received this guitar last week and its been hard to put it down since.I LOVE THIS!!! As a usual SG player,This Fender is the ticket.Beautiful Lake Placid Blue,Many tonal options,Pickups are great,Great sustain,Easy to reach neck,Stays in tune,Decent quality gig bag with lots of pockets,Fender japanese quality.This is the first Mustang I have ever held and find it very comfortable,As I do my SG guitars.I have owned a jaguar in the past and sold it because it was a tank(Heavy).This Mustang as another reviewer stated, Is smaller in size by 75% and very comfortable for smaller statured players,And lightweight(Compared to the Jag).Im 5'9" and it suits me perfectly.If your looking for a Fender sound with Gibson SG comfort,This is your Guit!!!Musicians Friend as always is AWESOME to do business with.Customer service is OUTSTANDING!!You will not get a better deal then Right Here.THANKS GUYS,YOU ALL ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The New Frontrunner

By Northern Boy

from Brooklyn, NYC

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I sold my '69 Reissue Mustang for this baby, and I couldn't be more happy. This is serious business, this guitar, from its solid construction to powerful tone. I got it in blue, and its a thing of beauty. I also got the Pawn Shop '72, and looking at both of these, the Pawn Shop line is a great collection, from value to tone to construction. I'll keep these forever if I can manage it!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Top-notch guitar

By sonic_777111

from Florida

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I like this guitar. It's comfortable to play (if you don't have Robert Johnson hands), sounds good, and feels virtually indestructible. It's not for everybody, but what guitar is? I, for one, love the short neck and splitable humbuckers.
This guitar, as I'm sure you know, has two splitable humbuckers and a short-scale neck. And I'm sure you know that you can switch on one or the other coil of these humbuckers. Initially this seems like a silly, useless feature, yet it can come in very handy. It can help to tame the high-end of the rather strident bridge pickup, for example, or give the neck pickup a tiny bit of additional spank. The neck profile is rounded and quite thin, as is the case with many of the lesser-known Fender models. Players with big hands might find this uncomfortable," but players with big hands are unlikely to want a guitar with a 24"" scale anyway. I", for one (with my small, childish cellist hands) love it.
I can't find anything glaringly wrong with it. The neck and tuners feel smooth, the hardware is sturdy," and the finish is clean. The pots did feel a little ""on or off"," but that's pretty common. The guitar is made in Japan, which I didn't expect given the relatively low price tag (less than the standard Mustang, which is also MIJ). It feels WAAAAAY better than any MIM Fender I've tried. There was a touch of fret buzz on the one I played, but it came strung with very light strings (.009-.042), which, combined with the uncommonly short scale, feel like spaghetti. I'm sure .010-.046 strings would feel fine and cut down on the buzzing significantly. (I'm also horribly OCD about fret buzz, so many other players might not have the same issues at all.)

The sound was fantastic. I ran it through a Fender Blues Jr. and got sounds all over the tonal spectrum (or at least, the brighter, Fender-ish side of it). It sounds like a Telecaster, Jaguar and Starcaster all rolled into one, depending on how you set the pickups. It felt exceptionally good for Sonic Youth-style unison leads (what with the 24 bolt-on neck and humbuckers) and extension-heavy", Coldplay-ish arpeggios (again, with the short scale, but in single-coil mode). I couldn't see this guitar replacing my ES-137 (just a different sort of instrument entirely), but replacing a collection of Fenders, sure.
I might give this thing a 10 for value if it cost half of what it does. Being made in Japan and using the quality parts it uses, it's certainly above average value-wise. It's a great instrument, certainly, and I could see it costing a lot more than it does.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Couldn't be happier...

By Chas-VD2Vn

from Kalamazoo (The Land Of Gibson)

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

Lake Placid Blue with just a hint of sparkle. Vintage tint neck, tight neck joint, beautiful streaked rosewood fingerboard. Pickups remind me of my Japanese 72 reissue. Very sensitive, even to pinch harmonics. Toggles give lots of pickup variations and single coil tones with hum cancel in several positions. Truss rod adjustment is at heel and the opening at the pickguard is too small, so that's something to deal with, but not major. Extremely light weight. Neck radius is a great addition. 24"scale doesn't apply itself well to ultra light strings, but 9 1/2 or 10's are fine. Great Fender Japan quality. Great finish. Had to do a little set up out of the box but that's expected. Couldn't be happier.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superfly Mustang

By Andrew Kalstrom

from NE Ohio

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I would recomend this guitar to anyone. This little axe is so versatile and playable by anyone with any kind of playing style. I have a Strat, a Tele and an SG, and dig them all, but there is something special about this guitar. Also, I have shorter, fat fingers, so the smaller scale sure doesn't hurt!
Kudos to Fender on this re-imagining of an already classic instrument!
The coil splitting capabilities provides a wide range of sounds. The tone knob, while (in my opinion) isn't worth squat on most other guitars, really provides that little bit of extra tone shaping on top of all the sounds you already get with the 3 way toggle and the 2 switches. The humbucking pups look great and sound fantastic.
Fender Japan makes quality goods.
A bit pricey, but after buying it, removing the strings, tweaking the set-up to my personal tastes, giving a good polishing and conditioning the fretboard and resringing (ERnie Ball 9s are my pref), it was worth every penny.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Neat little guitar

By Keith Tarumoto

from Kaneohe, Hawaii

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

I have learned from this most recent order to trust MF when they rate the condition of used gear. This is the 1st time that I bought something used from so far away. I must say that when they say it's condition 1 and in mint condition, it really is.
So many different sounds come out of this axe! Fun to play too. My teenage son is learning to play but me his dad is hoggin this baby.
Bought this as used from MF and for the price and the discount coupon I applied, the price was fantastic. The condition was 1 and absolutely mint condition. Well worth the anticipation. Window shopped this puppy for too long.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

sweet guitar

By barry dervinis

from ne pa

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Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

great workmanship......wonderfull crisp sound (it gets down and dirty too!!).....such a brease to play, action easy and fast....... and its a really great looking guitar....get one youll love it!!!
the manytonal features are terrific......its like ownig a strat and a tele....versitile!
this giutar is beautiful....no flaw in paint or build.....a little buzz on the e string but it doesnt show up throught the amp.....tuners better than average...a slight tweek evry third time i play it...workmanship..is that of more expensive guitars....over alll..very nice.
the price is a little steep.....but when you get this beauty you dont mind too much...and when you play it , that helps too....does come w a sharp gig bag....

 
4.0

Great, just few minor issues

By Dinnertomorrow

from cleveland oh

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Versatility

Cons

  • Electronics
  • Intonation
  • Knobs

Best Uses

  • everything
  • Jamming

Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

i really like this guitar. The body is contoured comfortably, it doesn't weigh a ton so it's easier on your shoulder, and it can play a lot of different sounds. The tone got better when I put 10s on and raised the pick ups. My only complaints are that the intonation is bad, but a set up should fix it, the toggle switch went right away but I got it repaired under warranty, and the volume knob is too close to the strings so I am always bumping it. I have medium sized hands. I have considered buying another guitar because this happens so much, but otherwise it's great. If I could move the knobs, I would be more willing to use this exclusively.

 
5.0

This Mustang Rocks

By Mike the Knife

from Georgia

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Pros

  • Attention to detail
  • Awesome finish
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Pickups Switchable
  • Quality Tuners
  • Tight Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

    I have several Strats and Gibsons too. This little Mustang, with it's 24 inch short scale, is so much fun to play. It's sounds awesome with loads of tone, due to the Enforcer pickups, they are great for humbucker or single coil tones. They are made in Mexico now. Quality seems better than the MIM Strats. I dropped my strings closer to the fretboard so it plays tight with no buzz. The 9's are perfect for me, if I did ever find the 9 string too "rubbery bandy" I could go to the next string over and find an 11, even bigger than the 10's so many players just love! The giant 70's head is great for me, and the small size make it easy to hold and carry around and play. Play this guitar on a Deluxe Reverb or a Lonestar Mesa if you really want to see what it can do!

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    2.0

    Quality Control Lacking

    By Guitaramtr

    from MA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

    The jury is still out on this one. Great concept, however, quality control needs to be better. After opening up the box and admiring the workmanship, I noticed several scratch marks on the protective plastic covering the pick guard...I did not remove it since I found a bigger problem. The pickup selector switch only went to the bridge pickup [bottom position], then both pickups [middle position], but the top position did not hold for the neck pickup. Was this a return? You would think this would be checked out before it left the factory. I ordered a replacement, so hopefully the next one will work. For the few minutes I was testing it out it felt comfortable and easy to play with many tonal options.

    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HOLY CRAP.THEY'VE DONE IT. THEY'VE FINALLY DONE IT

    By CharlieSmtih

    from Baltimore, MD

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    Comments about Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special Electric Guitar:

    I played this in my local music store and it may be the most awesome guitar I have ever had the pleasure of playing in my seven years of experience. Its cheaper than the average mustang and twice as versitile! THE DAY I HAVE THE $ THIS GUITAR WILL BE ADDED TO MY COLLECTION!

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