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NGD! 1966 Fender Mustang (Daphne Blue)
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:14 am    Post subject: NGD! 1966 Fender Mustang (Daphne Blue) Reply with quote

Alas, my first vintage guitar. The offset to rule them all, the one that got me into offsets (basically anything not Strat or Les Paul) in the first place years ago. Funny thing is I never even got around to buying a Mustang until after I got a Jaguar and Jazzmaster (reissues, at that).

Came across a good deal and picked this 1966 Daphne Blue Fender Mustang up today - it looks like pickups might be original, I need to check. Paid $829 (plus tax :fp: , but free strings ;D )

The finish on the body is original, I looked inside the control cavity and it's A-ok, there's some humming in the guitar and the switches need some extra cleaning but everything seems to function well. Fret life is pretty bad, so it'll need a refret at some point, but considering how low they are, the guitar is still set up very well on some new 11's.

Missing the original trem arm, and the tuners are sadly not original (I really don't like the chromed out look on this guitar), but trying to figure out what to do next. The guitar is in pretty good shape, some very evident checking and yellowing (body and pickguard), but it's very subtle and fairly nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats- nice find
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. Looks super clean and the color is great.

I agree regarding the tuners. Maybe start by finding a set of nice white Klusons?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all! Appreciate the kind words, and this guitar wasn't from Real Guitars - I did see a Mustang there but it's priced super high and the color is a gross refin haha!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks lovely. Congrats.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful. I dream of owning a 65 or 66 daphne blue mustang one day.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a nice color
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the nice find!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want repro style tuning machines (Kluson style with white plastic buttons) these are about $20. I have them on my DuoSonic and am happy with them:
http://angela.com/fender60sklusonstylemustangduosonicmusicmastertuners.aspx

A more expensive option:
http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/products/kluson-6-in-line-tuners-oval-plastic-button-double-line-nickel
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit, the wear on that paint looks fucking beautiful.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous lacquer checking. Displayed nicely with some excellent photography (guess that's where the name comes from).

That seems like an amazing price for a vintage Mustang? In the UK, that would be at least double what you paid. In some places more like triple.

Lovely lovely
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone! I'm psyched about the guitar too, trying to figure out how to best restore the frets, I'll try to take some pics to see what you all think!

I saw the tuners you guys posted, but I have a feeling I'll need a bushing, I'm assuming the previous owner had them drilled out a bit, also the in-line tuners look great, but I think I need the slanted "F-style" ones, any idea which ones are period correct?

David
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

would probably have had F tuners with white plastic heads at this point.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely love these in daphne blue.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That's crazy. My '65 is in the same condition minus the the aged paint mark with those exact same schaller tuners! Haha. Except mine is dakota red. Hit me up if you wanna trade. I love the daphne.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous color!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm stunned by the state of the metalwork; it looks pretty much as new; my Swinger ('69) has rust spots that were there when I bought it when it was about 7 years old
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

leicaboss wrote:


I saw the tuners you guys posted, but I have a feeling I'll need a bushing, I'm assuming the previous owner had them drilled out a bit, also the in-line tuners look great, but I think I need the slanted "F-style" ones, any idea which ones are period correct?

David


You are correct..... the factory fitted F tuners with plastic buttons on your Mustang in 1966.
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