(SOLD) Fender '73 Mustang MG73-CO Competition Fiesta Red
Fender '73 Mustang, fiesta red with comp stripe, made in Japan 2012. The first thing that struck me about this one when I picked it up is the weight: Mustangs are generally light, but this one is especially so. That's awesome frankly, as it lends the guitar an extra serve of natural resonance and a generous dollop of attack and low end to the tone. It's super punchy plugged in: sizzling highs and a honky midrange with an immediate, percussive low end.It's perfect with a bit of overdrive and a slapback delay. The neck is slim and quick and features some outrageous birdseye grain in the maple; it's luxurious for both hands and eyes. The finish also rules, right? Fiesta red is a little closer to a ketchup orange than the more common candy apple, it certainly has a Miami Vice kinda charm to it. Comprehensively cool.
Model: Fender Mustang, '73 Reissue (MG73-CO)
Made: Japan, 2012, Dyna factory (serial JD12005107)
Finish: fiesta red (FRD) with cream competition stripe, 3-ply white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius, slim C, 40mm nut
Mods: bridge pickup switched
Pickups: Fender Japan MG Vintage single coil x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples only. The back has a couple of dimples in the middle of the body as well as widespread light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have a couple of decent chips on the bottom horn and around from the jack, as well as minor scuffs around the elbow area. The front has a couple of dimples behind the tailpiece and near the knobs as well as light scuffs on the back edge, elbow area and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but look pretty good, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.