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This 1969 Fender Mustang is a first-year model to feature a forearm contour and back contour as the original mustang bodies were designed as a slab. Traditionally Fender Mustangs in Olympic white are spec'd with a Tortoise guard and white covered pickups, however upon inspection this particular example has a pearloid guard fitted with grey bottom pickups and black covers as a Daphne Blue model from the period would have. From our research this looks like it could be a transition model put together with left over parts from the factory as Fender was leaning towards their newer iteration of the Mustang with a competition stripe and matching headstock.
The neck profile is a thicker "C" shape profile with plenty of shoulder while allowing the player to rest their thumb over the fretboard with ease. The Head stock features the "Offset Contoured Body" sticker and two string trees. Headstocks with two string trees are uncommon for the time period as they came stock in the mid 1970's. At some point the original mustang bridge was swapped out with a period correct Jazzmaster bridge. The Volume pot shows signs of heavy soldering, leaving it hard to read the date code. The Tone pot is clean and is covered by a capacitor leaving it hard to read the date code as well.
This 1969 Fender Mustang is in very good condition. See photos for dings, dents, and scratches across. The neck show signs of play wear from the 1st through the 17th fret. Frets are in good shape as a tongue dress was performed by our in-house technicians.
|Tuning Machines||Plastic Fender tuners|
|Bridge Pickup||Grey Bottom|
|Neck Pickup||Grey Bottom|
|Controls||1 Volume 1 Tone|
|Bridge||Jazzmaster threaded bridge|
|Finish||Poly Olympic White|
|Case||Original Hard Case|