Fender Japan '66 Reissue Mustang MG66-66 Torino Red 2004
Fender '66 Mustang, torino red, crafted in Japan 2004-5. Mustangs are cool, that's an easy call. The short scale, lightweight super comfy body and slim neck make them easy players, and the signature dark spanky tone is a lot of fun. This is a '66 model, far less common than the long running '69 model. That means you get a sweet gold Fender logo, squarer body shape with no body carve and a wider nut; the same as a Jaguar. They're small changes, but they lend this a bit of extra brightness and chime and a slightly chunkier feel. The finish is also unusual; torino red is a lot darker than fiesta red and lacks the metallic sheen of candy apple red... it has a sweet fire-engine charm and pops nicely against the white pearl guard. This has a few dings on the back that have been repaired (see the extra pics), so it's going for a sweet dollar. Grab a 'stang that goes bang!
Model: Fender '66 Reissue Mustang (MG66-66)
Made: Japan, Tokai plant, 2004-5 (serial R075681)
Finish: torino red (TRD), 3-ply white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: machine heads changed
Pickups: Fender Japan MG-Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck feels smooth and pretty clean; it has a handful of minor dimples as well as a repaired ding on the bottom side around from the first fret. The back has three major repaired chips; they're on the edge and clearly visible in the pics. The back also has some long checking lines as well as some minor buckle rash dings and scratches. The sides are pretty good, just a minor ding around from the knobs as well as some light scuffs on both horns and the shoulder area. The front is pretty clean, just some minor marks behind the bridge and near the knobs as well as some normal play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (6.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear but are in good shape, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s.