NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by GoodAugust » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:39 pm

Mechanical Birds wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:18 pm
I wonder if any of the currently produced guitars come close in process to these old competition Mustangs? Because they were most definitely finished in some sort of poly but aged like guitars that definitely weren’t finished in poly.
Likely polyurethane finish, as it is easier to wear out, while polyester is like a thick layer of plastic where even sanding with a palm sander is a pain in the butt.

Most likely, these old guitars were subject to the materials and the atmospheric settings of their time. Quality and newer options surely improve over time in at least some things, these paints they use today being one of them. Of course though, UV light and regular play will do something to the finish. It's always going to be a factor, but the new paint is designed to hold up better.

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by postchrist » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:02 pm

wow, that’s gorgeous... the matched headstock is so so good.
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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by Mechanical Birds » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:24 am

Yeah I’ve always liked how that logo looked in shape and in that white/gold color. Really does it for me.

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by GoodAugust » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:35 am

Truly spectacularly well put together.

I can't put the thing down! Every chance I get I'm playing it.

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by snopro78 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 am

Wow, I’m sure it ”smells like teen spirit” :shifty: . Beautiful!

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by GoodAugust » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 am

snopro78 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:40 am
Wow, I’m sure it ”smells like teen spirit” :shifty: . Beautiful!
I think that's teen angst and Natural Ice. :D

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by GoodAugust » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:24 pm

Update:

The date codes on the potentiometers read 304-7008

It's likely to be a late Feb '70 part. I've yet to remove the neck, but on that I think maybe we can close the book.

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Re: NGD: Fender Mustang in Competition Burgundy Blue

Post by BoringPostcards » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:59 pm

AMAZING. My dream guitar. I've played plenty of blue ones, but haven't the luck to own one. I have a red and a modern turquoise, but not a vintage blue.

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