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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:25 pm    Post subject: Mustang: slab vs contour body Reply with quote

Any differences in materials besides the aesthetics? How do I know which years use which wood? I'm looking to get a mid 60s model and don't know which to pick.

Would you guys say the mahagony bodies are more coveted?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slow down.


what guitar are you talking about.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably Mustang, because it's the only one available in the two styles.

Luckily you don't have to make a choice because the mid-60s only came in slab, contour came in the late 60s.

Mahogany extremely rare in Mustangs and only available in slab. Most slab are poplar. Contour are usually ash.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I was thinking the same. Musicmasters were only slab, but Jaguars were only contoured. Mustang for sure.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mustang. My bad. Embarassed

Is the hardware, neck (fret board) and electronics similar across the slab and contour models?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best bang for your buck is an early 70s. I used to prefer slab to contour, tho at the time my only contour mustang was a Japanese reissue which was far too heavy, especially for the body size. These days I'll tend to pick up a contoured early 70s contoured Mustang before my slab 65. Comfier AND the perfect weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you talking about the comfort cutouts? (contour)

70's/late60z mustangs had comfort, early are slab/flat.

i like and have both.

i have a 65 that i love, and I made a new body and i went for the non comfort cutouts... I dig the early 60's style.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gotta admit, i'll take the beveled edges over the slap any day.
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