Since the late 1990s, Ben Gibbard has been a prominent voice in indie rock as singer-songwriter for the platinum-selling band Death Cab for Cutie. His melodic, personal songwriting style and the band’s powerful sound helped pave the way for generations of musicians to follow.

Ben’s modified ‘70s Fender Mustangs have been his preferred touring choice for years. The Ben Gibbard Mustang recreates his modified touring workhorses and adds some bold new enhancements.

Featuring a chambered ash body design for increased resonance and reduced weight and a one-piece 22-fret modern “C”-shaped maple neck with 9.5” radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets, this guitar is a comfortable and versatile stage performer. Electronics include a set of custom, vintage-inspired Ben Gibbard Mustang pickups and a stage-ready 3-way rotary pickup selector switch. What appears to be a vintage-style Mustang bridge is actually an innovative modified hardtail setup, providing rock-solid stability, intonation and sustain.

Includes strap locks and a Fender gig bag.

  • Chambered ash body
  • Custom Ben Gibbard pickups
  • 3-position rotary pickup selector switch
  • Modern “C” neck shape
  • 9.5” radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets

Ben Gibbard Mustang, Maple Fingerboard, Natural

HARDWARE Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Control Knobs: Black Plastic Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Strings: Fender USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403 Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style ELECTRONICS Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang Pickup Configuration: SS Controls: Master Volume Switching: 3-Position Rotary: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise), Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle), Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise) MEASUREMENTS Dimensions: 4.80x15.30x42.30 IN Fret Size: Medium Jumbo Scale Length: 24" (610 mm) Shipping Length: 42.30 IN Shipping Height: 4.80 IN Shipping Width: 15.30 IN NECK Neck Material: Maple Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane Neck Shape: Modern "C" Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material: Maple Position Inlays: Black Dot Side Dots: Black Number of Frets: 22 String Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Nut Material: Synthetic Bone BODY Body: Chambered Ash Body Finish: Gloss Polyester Body Shape: Mustang Body Material: Chambered Ash

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Scale Length
  • 24"
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Nut Width
  • 1.65"
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Fretboard Radius
  • 9.5"
Neck Material
  • Maple
Model Family
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
  • Ben Gibbard
Offset Body
  • Yes
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Tailpiece
Color Family
  • Tan
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 22

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