August 22, 2013 in Historic Fenders

The Fender Mustang

mustangFender’s Mustang is one of the most popular electric guitars ever made by the company. It was introduced in 1965 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender’s student models, which used to consist of the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic. It is one of the most collectible of all the short-scale Fender guitars.

The ’65 Mustang featured a larger headstock compared to the Mustangs that came before it. The tuners were changed to “F-keys” with square, white plastic pegs. The neck plate was also changed to “F-series” plates. The pickups’ base plate was gray and an additional patent number appeared on the headstock. It also had two single-coil pickups with an unusual switching … Continue Reading