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NGD: 1971 FENDER COMPETITION MUSTANG - LEFTY

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:06 am    Post subject: NGD: 1971 FENDER COMPETITION MUSTANG - LEFTY Reply with quote

Well, the search for my own personal holy grail of Mustangs has nearly come to a close. If only it had the matching headstock… But absolutely no complaints. This thing is in unbelievable condition… A few extra screws in the pickguard and a swapped out nut are the only unoriginal items on the guitar. These pictures won't do it any justice, but the sun was on it's way down and was casting terrible shadows so everything is super dark. Maybe I'll get some better shots tomorrow. Nice flame on the neck… Slightest hint of bursting around the body's edges... Anyway, here she is, my new favorite:











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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks nice. In fact, it looks brilliant for 1971. How's it play?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plays and sounds incredible. Only bummer is the huge neck pocket on the body. I had to shim the one side a full mm to keep the high E string from pulling off the side of the neck. You can tell if you look at the first picture.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wetbelly wrote:
Plays and sounds incredible. Only bummer is the huge neck pocket on the body. I had to shim the one side a full mm to keep the high E string from pulling off the side of the neck. You can tell if you look at the first picture.


A tune o matic/StayTrem/Mastery might make that better cause of the narrower string spacing. Sounds fucking annoying.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great buy!! I love that colour.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet

Needs more feet

How does she stack up against the daphne blue
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both are pretty righteous. This thing is super lightweight and plays like butter. Definitely will stay in my top 3.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: NGD: 1971 FENDER COMPETITION MUSTANG - LEFTY Reply with quote

wetbelly wrote:








imagine how cool the color would have looked when these things were brand new

I believe you now have more lefty stangz than kurtz himeself.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you are right Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see the family pic why keep it on osg
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