1965 Olympic White Fender Mustang

Make: Fender
Model: Mustang
Colour: Olympic White
Year: 1965
Serial Number: L506XX
Case: Original Grey
Comments: Another Very nice small scale student guitar. All original (except pickup switches) and good condition with an extremly rare slab neck, several dings on the front and back. Laquer on the back of the neck warn through making the neck smooth and fast. The original colour olympic white has yellowed quite considerably and now is a light mustard colour instead. Sounds great (great jangle sound from shorter scale) and is nice and easy to play.

Reference Information:
Information below is from
‘The Fender Book, A complete history of Fender electric guitars’
by Tony Bacon & Paul Day.

MUSTANG 1964-81

Price at 1964: $189.50 US Dollars.

Both pickups angled, slide switches above pickups, vibrato tailpeice.

Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. Option of 22.5-inch scale/21 frets or 24-inch scale/22 frets (24/22 only from 1969). Truss-rod adjuster at body end. Plastic tuner buttons (metal from 1975). One string guide (two from 1975). headstock face of ‘Competition’ version sometimes matches body colour.
Offset-waist contoured body (early examples with slab body). Sunburst or colours, including ‘Competition’ body stripes option (1968-73).
Two angled white or black plain top pickups.
Two controls (volume, tone) and jack socket, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. Two Selector slide-switches on pickguard.
Twelve-screw pearl or tortoiseshell laminated plastic pickguard (black laminated plastic only from 1975).
Six-saddle bridge with vibrato tailpeice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

HTML tags are not allowed.