Overview

Introduced just before the CBS takeover of Fender, the Mustang was part of a redesign of Fender's line of student level guitars which included the Duo-sonic and Musicmaster. The Mustang offered somewhat more sophisticated electronics than earlier student guitars and also featured a 24-inch scale length. In its earliest era, the Mustang was available in a shorter 22 1/2-inch scale length, but these guitars are very uncommon. Since being discontinued in 1982, the Mustang has been reissued a number of times, and has found some popularity among alternative and indie rock players. 

Years of Production:
 1964 - 1982

Body Style: Offset solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, two single-coil pickups with no visible pole-pieces, tremolo tailpiece, two on/off pickup switches, master volume and tone controls

Finish Specifications: White is one of the original finish options for the Mustang. 

Notable Players:  Kurt Cobain, John Frusciante, David Byrne 

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • Mustang
Finish
  • Olympic White
Year
  • 1965
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Features
  • Offset
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed

From the Price Guide

Reviews for the Fender Mustang Olympic White 1965
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  • Pre CBS Mustang

    Verified Purchase

    Super resonant, fun to play. Not too small, Thin narrow neck good for small hands.

  • mustangs are just as good as strats

    for 1/10th of the price!