With its defiant offset design and penchant for attracting some of the world's most daring guitarists, the Fender Mustang changed rock 'n' roll as we know it. Today, with a workingman's price tag and American-made pedigree, the American Performer Mustang brings the best of yesterday's features to Mustang lovers everywhere. The Mustang's telltale chirp, spank, warble, and howl come across loud and clear in the Fender American Performer, thanks to a pair of increased-output Yosemite Alnico single-coils and a simplified 3-way toggle. These feed into a Fender Greasebucket tone circuit to smooth out treble without reducing output or increasing bass — perfect for achieving overblown Sonic Youth fuzz tones or creating subtler background textures. The 24" Mustang scale plays lightning fast and smooth as ever, courtesy of a satin-backed modern "C" maple neck. And the tremolo system is primed to give you the haunting vibrato and howling feedback that players have enjoyed since the mid-1960s. Mustang lover? Round out your collection with the American-made Fender American Performer Mustang, available now at Music Experience.
The American Performer Mustang's price-defying features include a supremely playable neck and fingerboard, jumbo frets, Yosemite pickups, and Fender's innovative Greasebucket tone control. Better yet, it's made right here in the USA, in Fender's state-of-the-art Corona, California factory.
The Fender Mustang is one of the most identifiable and sought-after offset electric guitar body styles in the world. Its compact dimensions are not just full of character, but also extremely comfortable for gigging musicians. The American Performer Mustang carries with it the standard Mustang 24" scale length for long stretches and comfortable chording and leading.
The Mustang's reduced scale length and offset single-coils gave it a tone all its own. Fender captures this beautifully in the American Performer Mustang guitar. It's outfitted with a pair of Yosemite Alnico V pickups, which are vintage kissed and tonally balanced with higher output to better drive amps and pedals.
Fender has fitted their American Performer Mustang with the Greasebucket tone control, which rolls off highs without adding bass or reducing your volume. This gives you explicit control over your tone onstage without your having to compensate for volume loss.
Born in Corona, California, the 24”-scale American Performer Mustang delivers the exceptional tone and feel you expect from an authentic Fender, along with a unique feel and new player-oriented features that make it even more inspiring to play.
Handcrafted in Corona, California, Yosemite pickups are specifically voiced for each instrument and position to create sonically versatile and musically useful sounds.
Combining vintage style with a modern 18:1 gear ratio, the ClassicGear tuning machines have smooth action and make it easier to fine-tune your instrument.
Jumbo frets make it easier to achieve wide, expressive bends that add your personal touch to your music.
The vintage-style tremolo bridge features six grooved saddles for authentic Fender design and modern performance.
Featuring a “Modern C”-shaped profile that works well with almost any playing style, the neck also hosts a satin finish on the back, giving it a smooth, fast playing feel.
This uniquely Fender tone system lets you cut treble without losing gain or “muddying” your sound, preserving your carefully shaped tone.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Satin Polyurethane|
|Color||Satin Sonic Blue|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||American Performer Mustang Bridge with Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||Yosemite Mustang Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Yosemite Mustang Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way toggle pickup switch, Greasebucket tone circuit|
|Strings||Fender USA, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0115510372|