Fender Japan '69 Reissue Mustang MG69-65 Aged Sonic Blue 1994
Fender '69 Reissue Mustang, yellowed sonic blue, made in Japan 1993/4. Awwww... cute. This left the factory wearing a shiny coat of sonic, but with a couple of decades of sunning itself it's turned a delightful shade akin to seafoam green, with all the depth and life that comes with natural wear. Combining that finish with a streaky rosewood board, aged maple headstock, gaudy red tort guard and the slick retro lines of the ever-cool Mustang shape, this is certified gorgeous. The combo of a super light body, slim neck, short scale and handy vibrato make this an easy player; it's effortless and gregarious in the hands and makes friends quickly. Tonally, the thick thump and spank typical of a Mustang is ready and waiting... just add a generous dollop of reverb and little crunchy gain and you'll shortly be living all your sonic seachange fancies.
Model: Fender Mustang, '69 Reissue (MG69-65)
Made: Japan 1994-5, Fujigen plant (serial S033148)
Finish: sonic blue, 3-ply red tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 24" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: knobs and one pot replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan MG Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some marks on the end and bottom edge. Neck is pretty clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor scuffs on the back. The back has some widespread but minor scuiffs and shallow buckle rash scratches, no major marks. The sides have a few marks: dimples on both horns, and some minor dents and chips on the shoulder and around from the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some minor chips on the shoulder, some dimples on the top horn and around the bridge and some light play wear on the guard, near the bridge and top horn. Overall: good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, intonation is good, neck is straight, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear, they're pretty even with no major buzz issues but there is the start of some minor pitting, 6/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s.