Vintage 1966 Fender USA Mustang – Lefty – Dakota Red Finish

$ 4266.00

1966 Fender USA Mustang Lefty

Serial: 169650

Nut Width: 1.61″

Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.83″

Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.90″

Weight:  7lbs 9.7 oz’s

Comes in a Hardshell Case

Professionally setup for optimal tone and playability

Here we have unadulterated pure vintage MOJO, that has been belting out and living the nightlife for over 55 years. The Fender Mustang has been turning heads and inspiring musicians since 1964. This LEFTY Dakota Red player has a past and each minor bump and bruise is just a stamped tattoo of a life well spent rocking out and taking names. Imported from Japan, this Mustang is finally home and ready for her 2nd round with a new companion. The guitar is in pretty amazing condition for her age with some dings and dents to the front and a bit more battle scars to the back, but nothing super gnarly or crazy. Absolutely no fake aging and all this swag comes from time well spent creating music and was earned the right way… through passionate playing and unapologetic good times. Produced just two years after production started, this girl is ramped up and ready to go… She has just been professionally set up with new frets, low action for optimal tone and playability. The light-weight and sonic output will keep you rocking till the sun comes out. The vintage pickups give you that smooth and creamy Fender tone you crave and this guitar will hash out any genre of music you throw her way!

 The Mustang was Fender’s classiest student guitar, basically a Duo-Sonic with the new “Dynamic Vibrato” tailpiece and a floating bridge. The model was instantly successful and has proved a timeless favorite with countless stange and garage bands artists from the 60’s until today.

The body sports a highly sought after Dakota Red color with a lacquer finish. There is definitely wear, but not much fade. The pickguard is laminated plastic with a white pearloid top layer.

The heel of the neck shows a stamp date of October 16, 1966. Around 1966, Fender production was at an all time high and over 16,000 Mustangs alone were shipped out in that single 12-month period. 

This was the most popular electric guitar in the world in 1966, with more sold than any other competitive instrument. To this day it remains an American classic.

Simply put, this is a classic that belongs in any Fender enthusiasts arsenal.

About the Mustang:

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 solid-body

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

Notable Players: Kurt Cobain, John Frusciante, David Byrne

It has just been professionally set up and dialed in for optimal tone and playability. It has low action with no buzzing or dead spots and is an absolute joy to play. It has been deep cleaned and detailed. All guitars will arrive looking and playing great. The frets have been leveled / dressed / polished and the fingerboard was cleaned. (Unfinished Rosewood and Ebony boards get treated with Fret Doctor – a proprietary all natural oil that is the best on the market) It has brand new strings, the action was adjusted, the intonation is spot on and it plays excellent. All the electronics work flawlessly.

**** We stand behind every guitar we sell and have consistently delivered quality that beats most people expectations, earning us a reputation for quality that is unrivaled. Simply put “good enough” isn’t good enough for The Guitar Dude’s standards and we try and make every guitar be at its absolute BEST to deliver on our promise.

* Neck is perfectly straight and the truss rod works with no issues

* Intonation is spot-on

* It has been professionally set up with nice low action & new American made strings.

* If needed, the frets will be dressed leveled & crowned

* All frets are polished prior to shipping when they are set up – They will shine like new!

***Please note that international shipping prices listed are minimum quotes in some cases. Certain countries are more expensive and will require additional shipping costs. Express services such as UPS, DHL & FedEx are also available, Please contact me for a personalized quote.

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We recognize and accept a 7 day return policy as per Reverb guidelines, BUT intentions of the return must be communicated in writing within 3 day of receiving the guitar as indicated by the tracking. Unless the guitar is not as described, ORIGINAL & RETURN SHIPPING COSTS INCURRED (NOT CHARGES) WILL NOT BE REFUNDED. There is a 10% Re-stocking fee for ALL guitars that are returned for ANY reason outside of damage from shipping or it arrives not as described. Please note that we record demo videos to make sure our guitars go out exactly as we describe them with zero issues. We understand that feeling comfortable is vital to the purchase of a guitar/bass so in any case, additional measurements or in hand descriptions are available prior to purchase/shipping. Thats said, guitars travel a great distance some times and in transit things can happen. Also guitars acclimate to new environments and this can cause a need for a new set up or minor adjustment. It is acceptable and normal if there is for instance a tiny bit of buzzing or the need to adjust a truss rod. We are in south Florida and if you are in a colder or less humid environment it is almost to be expected. Please read our feedback and see what our customers say. The guitar MUST BE RETURNED IN THE EXACT CONDITION it was advertised/received or it is subject to additional costs & or repair fees. We are not a big chain shop, I hope you understand. If you are uncomfortable with these terms please do not purchase. There are plenty big chain shops that can absorb free trials and shipping.

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I accept many forms of payment including PayPal Credit & Affirm. I always pack extremely well and ship within the USA via UPS or Fedex, all packages are fully insured with tracking & signature confirmation.

I offer a super relaxed layaway plan on certain guitars, that can be custom built to fit your budget and needs. It can be extended beyond 30 days in certain situations. If you are interested in a layaway plan, please contact me for full details.