Fender Japan '69 Mustang MG69-65 Pewter Grey 2000
Fender '69 Mustang, pewter grey, crafted in Japan 1999-02. Aw heck, that's cool, right? Pewter grey is a non-catalog finish for this model, so they don't come around very often. The matching headstock and neck really add some sauce, plus it's yellowed to a certain almost-gold hue... yum. Aside from looking the business, this is a breeze to play and jangles all day. The cheeky trem, slim neck and lightweight, well balanced body mean you're never wrestling to get your notes out; it's an addictive and easy player. Tone-wise, this has that classic Mustang punch/chime combo, so it's got a hefty attack and short sustain with a nice little touch of slice on the top end. All up: very cool.
Model: Fender Mustang, '69 Reissue (MG69-65)
Made: Japan 2010-11, Dyna plant (serial P003107)
Finish: sonic blue, 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender Japan MG Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and back. The neck has a few little dimples on the back, no major marks. The back has a bunch of surface scratches, some chips around the back edge and some fade marks from since removed stickers. The sides have a few things to note: minor chips on the elbow area and around from the jack, plus some dimples on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples behind the bridge, on the elbow area and top horn, as well as widespread light scuffs and some playwear on the guard 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 some minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.