NGD 1965 Fender Mustang in gold

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NGD 1965 Fender Mustang in gold

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 pm

Ah, a 1965 Mustang found the way to me. :) Whooohoooo!

I got it for a good good price, incl OHSC (which is in bad condition, but original).
I found it "ebay classifieds" here in Germany. No one was interested, maybe because of the trashy bad pics, or the refin, not original Pickups,
pickguard looked bad non original, no trem arm, other tuners...?
So after a few weeks I contacted the seller and asked for a better price.
He told me the original pickups and tuners are with the guitar :w00t:
So I got it for a good price, and I am very happy with it.
The pickups in the Mustang are David Barfuss pickups, special made for this Mustang.
I like them, but they are a bit too strong for me.

Really good to play, feels really nice all in all.

The pickguard is the original, you can see the red tort under the black painting on one area at the truss rod :)
No trem arm, but this is not a problem.

The screw what holds the trem arm is not removable yet. It´s glued in maybe. I have to check how I can get it out and movable. Maybe with heat?

All in all I want to get it back in better condition. Tuners and pickups should be no problem.

Pickguard: Hm, it looks handpainted... I have to check how can I get the black paint away without destroying the tort..
Some ideas someone? Or, what should I definitely NOT do?

I love the finish! Looks great in reality. Nice crackles everywhere. Kind of aztec?

The neck feels amazing, very thin! I have to check the measures.

So, here are some pics:


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Re: NGD 1965 Fender Mustang in gold

Post by Blomberg » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:12 am

Very nice find.
Interesting paint job. Kinda needs a black pickguard, though, even if the tort might be original. :)
Also, looks like an A neck, love them :?

Regarding the vibrato arm set screw, I had a similar problem with my '66 'stang.
I did all the wrong things, though, and ended up having to buy a new (old) sausage.
I don't have any advice on that, other than to say that those can be massively stuck, and if you know an experienced metal worker, it might be worth getting an opinion from there.

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