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teledeluxe

Chicago, IL

2 wrongs don't make a right/3 lefts do
Nov 13th, 2009 03:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have 2 from the 70s currently. But I've owned a total of 5 over the years. Great guitars.

capnjim
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Canada

There's someone in my head.......
Dec 1st, 2009 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just got a '69 re-issue with new SD antiquity PUP's. Man, what an awesome guitar.
Count me in! I also have a US '72 Mustang bass.


dgsmax

United States

Dec 12th, 2009 03:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm restoring a '66 Mustang and need a headstock decal. Anyone knows where I can get one?? Thanks... Dave

Peegoo
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That chicken

is WRONG, baby.
Dec 12th, 2009 04:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Take it to a Fender dealer and they can order you one from Fender. Any "aftermarket" decals you'll find on Fleabay are trademark infringements.

barnesto

Yuma, AZ....DRY HEAT

Barnes TO
Feb 7th, 2010 10:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How do you like the Antiquities, capn?

I've got a Parts-o-caster Mustang that I've had for a few years....DEC 65 neck (could be from a Duo-Sonic or Musicmaster), slab body (no belly/forearm contours), with all 90s reissue hardware, Lace Sensors, and PINK finish with matching headstock, white pearl guard, white pickups, white amp know controls, and white slider switches....I'm thinking of restoring it to semi-correct specs and was thinking either Antiquities or Fralins with black covers.

I say semi correct because it's not like I'm destroying a piece of history, it came from a box of parts. I'm thinking in keeping with the "pink" spirit, but keeping it "Fender correct" that Burgundy Mist would look SWEET....maybe with a competition stripe as well?

Peegoo
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That chicken

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Feb 8th, 2010 06:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

An white competition stripe would look great if you have a white MOTO guard on there.

barnesto

Yuma, AZ....DRY HEAT

Barnes TO
Feb 8th, 2010 10:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's what I'm thinking, Peegoo....It's got some kinda bright white (non Fender) moto guard on it now, but I'd like to find an aged one to warm it up a bit, you know? Then maybe one light mist of tinted clearcoat over the decal before burying it in clear....I've got a Tele project to finish up, then on to the Mustang!

Peegoo
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That chicken

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Feb 9th, 2010 03:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Get an antique white MOTO or creme MOTO guard for it. A bright white guard on burgundy mist is a bit too harsh on the eyes (mine at least).

Please keep us posted!

barnesto

Yuma, AZ....DRY HEAT

Barnes TO
Feb 9th, 2010 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I agree....is its present state hard enough on your eyes?
;-)

Sadly, the Tele and VC have found new homes....

(This message was last edited by barnesto at 04:11 PM, Feb 9th, 2010)

IPLAYLOUD
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Feb 12th, 2010 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ponder this:
Burgundy Mist
Plexi Pickguard sprayed Gold from behind.
Matching Gold Racing Stripes.
I think the stripes would really set-off the metallic of the paint.

I thought Tort would look good on this one, but it made it look "dead". Could be the Maple board, though.

Look at this and squint.

barnesto

Yuma, AZ....DRY HEAT

Barnes TO
Feb 15th, 2010 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hmm....looks good on the Reverend, but on a Mustang, I don't think so....I mean, I want it to look vintage correct (other than the color, of course), you know?

I want to get an aged pearl guard, black knobs and switches like it had in '65, white button Klusons, and I'm thinking Antiquities with black covers along with correct cloth covered wiring under the hood....Who has had experience with Mustang Antiquities? What about Fralins for Mustang?

barnesto

Yuma, AZ....DRY HEAT

Barnes TO
May 18th, 2010 06:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Mustang is currently in work....building up the clearcoats. I figure I can start putting it back together about mid June. Still have to order a few more "correct" parts, and by the time they arrive, it should be ready to put back together!

(This message was last edited by barnesto at 06:48 PM, May 18th, 2010)

Peegoo
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May 19th, 2010 04:41 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Kewl! Keep us posted.

FYI...I got to handle the guitar IPLAYLOUD refs above. VERY nice work on that. It is a PEACH!

telepowered
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Lafayette, Louisiana

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Jun 6th, 2010 08:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I picked up a 1974 Mustang and a Sears Silvertone Model 1484 amp for $300.00 at a flea market last year. Might be the best deal I ever got. I want to join the club. There is a picture of the Mustang in my profile. The case came with the guitar.

(This message was last edited by telepowered at 10:10 PM, Jun 6th, 2010)

LaVonne

Madison, Wisconsin

Jun 18th, 2010 07:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I just bought a NOS white 65 RI for a great price. Apparently its a discontinued color. I can't wait to get it. It's as close as I can get to my first real guitar a 1962 or 3 Dou Sonic.

Mr Maple
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Birmingham, AL

I am so broke, but very happy!
Mar 7th, 2011 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey gang, been awhile since I've been around. Just got back into playing and just scored a '65 Stang serial #L63825. Always wanted a guitar as old as I am! It's a one owner and is in really sweet shape. Do these guitars have brazilian rosewood fret boards? It kinda looks like it.

Also the headstock has these numbers:
DES. 186,826 PAT. 2,960,900 2,741,146 3,143,028 & PAT. PEND

Could this mean it's a late 1964 model?

All original 1965 Mustang

(This message was last edited by Mr Maple at 01:16 PM, Mar 7th, 2011)

Steve Dallman
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Merrill, Wisconsin

Finally! Decent cold and snow!
Mar 15th, 2011 09:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I went through about 12 different guitars in high school in the mid/late 60's, but used a Mustang more than the others. Unfortunately, I sold it in college in 1971 for $60.

I remember it well. I used it through a brown Super Amp, and later a Vox Super Beatle and still later, a silverface Bassman.

That Mustang through the brilliant channel of the Vox was the sound of high school for me.

The pickups were great for the day. Compared to the other guitars I used, they sounded great. Most of the guitars I used were cheap junk, but there was a Mosrite and a great Framus 12 string among the 12.

As much as I don't like single coil hum and have not used a single coil pickup since the mid 70's, I didn't have hum problems that I recall.

But I remember well the problems with the switches on the Mustang.

Mr Maple
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Birmingham, AL

I am so broke, but very happy!
Mar 19th, 2011 11:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've looked around the net for the story and couldn't find any info. What is the relationship between the guitar and the car? The guitar came out a couple of months after the car, it seems that there is an "unofficial" tie in. The name, the colors and later "racing stripes". Any background?

Leif O. Bjorke
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Seattle, WA

You will regret your decision.
Apr 11th, 2011 10:06 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a Mustang. Haven't touched it in years until a few days ago when I decided I should do something to make it playable. It needs a setup pretty badly.

I never knew the year until now and it turns out it's a '66 mustang stamped JUL 16 66B on the neck where it joins the body.

I bought it around 1985 for $169 in Maryland. At that time it had a bare wood "finish" and a single humbucker with a coil tap and a silvery metal pickguard. It played great and somehow still had a Fender sound to it.

I put it in my brother Mark's keeping when I moved to Seattle and he had it refinished, white with an appropriate black Mustang pickgaurd and Fender Lace Sensor pickups.

I can tell from taking off the neck that it was originally blue, but since it's already painted white, which was one of the original three colors Mustangs came in, I'm going to leave it that way and try to restore it as near vintage as I can. The tuners look to be original. The tortoise shell pickgurad is easy to come buy, but the pickups are somewhat problematic. I have found someone online who claims they can wind them to original specs, but I'm going to think about it and search some more; there are a lot of Mustang parts on EBay.

jbryan

US

Dec 22nd, 2011 08:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mr. Maple, there is no tie-in between the Ford Mustang and the Fender Mustang to my knowledge. It was pure coincidence. Good timing though as I am sure those kids back in the 60's helped sell a lot of Mustang guitars because of the car!

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