Originally a student model, the Mustang is a beloved member of the Fender offset family. Over the years, it's been played on tracks from Zappa to Nirvana, from the Chili Peppers to The 1975 and beyond. The Fender Vintera ’60s Mustang pays homage to the generations of mustangs that came before it with its vintage-style switching, vintage-style tremolo, pearloid pickguard, and traditional headstock. Here at Music Experience, we love the Tim Shaw–designed ’60s pickups that give you the classic sparkling midrange and just enough of the low-end bite. Complete with period-correct finishes, the Fender Vintera ’60s Mustang solidbody electric guitar will be your go-to axe for grunge, alternative, rock, and beyond.
The Fender Vintera ’60s Mustang follows the traditional pattern of an alder body complete with maple neck. The ’60s C-shaped neck carve is period correct, feels great in your hand, and is well suited to any playing style. The maple neck's bright tone is mellowed by the resonant, snappy sound of the pau ferro fingerboard, and the fingerboard's old-school 7.25" radius is fitted with vintage-style frets that are unlike anything you've ever played before.
The revoiced '60s pickups in the Vintera '60s Mustang are inspired by instruments from the era and capture the quintessential tones of the '60s. The dual pickups feature period-correct plain enamel wire and staggered Alnico V magnets. What makes this instrument unique is the Mustang's traditional slider switching system. With the pickup switches, you have access to four unique sounds: neck pickup only, bridge pickup only, both pickups in phase, and both pickups out of phase. The tonal options are increased by the master tone and volume knobs.
The Fender Vintera '60s Mustang is all about tradition. This instrument lives up to tradition in a big way, featuring the appointments that players around the world love. You'll notice that the headstock has a '60s-style logo and plastic buttons on the tuning keys. The pearloid pickguard has the vintage-style pickup selecting switches and knobs. Even the vintage-style tremolo bridge stays true to form with the plastic tip and smooth action.
The Vintera Series offers Fender’s most popular models in a myriad of shapes and sizes. These instruments are ideal for players who dig vintage-style Fenders, but feel that American Original and Custom Shop guitars are out of their reach. Vintera Series instruments are available in both Vintage and Modified configurations: Vintage models span the ’50s to the ’70s, with period-correct specifications for each era, while Modified models look like vintage instruments but include modern updates that contemporary guitarists will appreciate. All Vintera Series guitars and basses boast Tim Shaw–designed pickups and are available in a wide array of vintage-inspired colors. The guitarists here at Music Experience have found the Vintera Series to be the perfect introduction to Fender’s iconic lineup of legendary instruments.
For players who crave the style and sound of Fender’s golden era, we created the Vintera ‘60s Mustang. Equipped with the coveted features that defined the decade—including period-accurate neck profile and playing feel, along with re-voiced pickups—this guitar has all of the punch and style that made the Mustang a legend. For authentic, vintage-style tone we re-voiced the pair of single-coil Mustang pickups to sound more like the originals. Crystalline and bell-like, they have the crisp, articulate tone that put Fender on the map. For classic playing feel, we added 22 vintage-style frets to the that sits atop The “’'60s C”-shaped neck has a 7.25”-radius fingerboard with 22 vintage-style frets for classic playing feel. A vintage-style Mustang bridge, tremolo and tuning machines provide original-era aesthetics, rock-solid performance and tuning stability. Other features include the classic pickup slider switches, chrome hardware and four-bolt neck plate. Includes a deluxe gig bag.
A classic Fender tone wood, alder’s sound is balanced with equal doses of lows, mids and highs.
Remarkably comfortable, the "'60s C"-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel—thinner at the first fret, thicker at the twelfth.
We revoiced the pickups to be more ‘60s-accurate. They’re full of the articulate tone that made Fender instruments famous.
Hosting 22 vintage-style frets, the 7.25”-radius fingerboard provides the comfortable playing feel of a vintage instrument.
This tremolo offers the sound and feel of a vintage tremolo, along with easy access to expressive string-bending effects.
The traditional master volume and tone controls are joined by slider switches for each pickup. By turning the pickups on/off, or putting them out-of-phase, these switches unlock new tonal options.
|Body Shape||Vintera '60s Mustang|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Color||Lake Placid Blue|
|Neck Shape||'60s C|
|Fingerboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Dots|
|Number of Frets||22|
|Nut Material||Synthetic Bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-saddle Vintage-style Mustang Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||Vintage-style '60s Mustang Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Vintage-style '60s Mustang Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 2 x slider switch (pickup selection/phase switching)|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Gig Bag|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0149783302|