FLASHBACK: 1969 Fender Mustang

1969 fender mustang competition blue1969 Fender Mustang
Ready for the competition…

HISTORY
The Mustang was introduced just before CBS originally took over Fender as part of the “student level” guitar line, but at a higher level of sophistication than initially given to most low level guitars. 1969 was the first year of “competition” finishes with racing stripes. Makes the guitar go faster 🙂

WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE
Many alternative and indie bands tend to favor the sound because it’s a bit ratty and broken up but more pure and direct, if that makes sense.

NOTABLE PLAYERS
You know, some unknown guys like Kurt Cobain (Nivoona), John Frusciante (Red Hot Chunky Poppers) and David Byrne (Talking Feet).

INTERESTING FEATURES
A shorter 24-inch scale length for more playability.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Don Miggs is a singer/songwriter/producer and fronts the band miggs (Elm City/Capitol Records). His love affair with vintage instruments and gear only presents a problem when he’s awake. Chat music & gear with him @donmiggs or miggsmusic.com, lalamansion.com, or his radio show, @thefringeAM820 (Saturdays 5-7PM EST).

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