The Squier Vintage Modified Mustang takes its design inspiration from the Fender Mustang of the 1960s. The original Fender Mustang had a short scale-length, created to give students with smaller hands an easier playing feel. The Mustang had a unique visual identity that made it unexpectedly popular with alternative rock and indie musicians. The Squier Vintage Modified Mustang has the same look and sound of the original '60s Fender design including the distinct offset body, unique electronics and short 24'' scale length. The Squier Mustang gains the 'Modified' moniker due to its modified playability; this gives the guitar an up-to-date feel, allowing it to keep up with contemporary instruments.
Versatile Tonewoods & Classic Looks
A basswood body is chosen for its versatile performance, with a balanced frequency response and light weight for a comfortable feel during long playing sessions. The body is crafted with the classic Mustang offset body shape, giving an effortlessly-cool look and easy access to the top-frets along with a manageable dimension for younger players. The maple neck is finished with a vintage-tint gloss finish, so you'll have the authentic look of a vintage guitar.
The Mustang is defined by its shorter (24'') scale length, which gives the strings a "slinkier" feel and makes the fret spacing narrower for an easier playing feel. This makes chordal and solo work easier and is ideal for those with smaller hands or for musicians who prefer an easier action for string bends. The neck has a "C" shaped profile that enables easy reach over all 6-strings, while the offset body enables easy access to all 22 frets.
Versatile & Authentic Mustang Electronics
The Mustang is loaded with two Duncan Designed MU-102 single coil pickups to provide the nuance and bite that this guitar design is known for. The pickups are wired with unique electronics - each pickup has an individual on/off control to create independent and blended sounds. Two controls are supplied for master volume and tone adjustments, making this guitar very intuitive to use.
The Fender Mustang
The Squier Vintage Modified Mustang takes its inspiration from the original '60s Fender Mustang design. The original Mustang was created as part of a revamp of Fender's student models, where the shorter scale-length and more manageable body proportions helped younger players approach the guitar. In the '90s the Mustang gained cult popularity with rock and indie musicians; today it is one of the most collectable of all the Fender short-scale instruments.
Vintage-inspired aesthetics with modern playability
Classic Mustang short scale length (24'')
Maple neck with thin "C" shaped profile and 22-fret laurel fingerboard
Dual Duncan Designed MU-102 single coil pickups
Unique pickup on/off switches and master volume/tone controls
Vintage-style non-locking bridge with floating tremolo
Vintage tint neck finish and classic pearloid scratch plate
Body & Bridge
Body Shape: Mustang
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Bridge: Vintage-style with non-locking floating vibrato
Pickguard: 4-Ply white pearloid
Neck & Fingerboard
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
Fretboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
Headstock: Vintage tint
Neck Plate: Four-bolt
Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Truss Rod Nut
String Nut: PPS
Electronics & Hardware
Pickup Configuration: S/S
Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ MU-102B Mustang® Guitar Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ MU-102N Mustang® Guitar Single-Coil
Special Electronics: On/off slider for each pickup
Neck pickup on/off
Bridge pickup on/off
Master volume, master tone
Pickup Covers: Black
Control Knobs: Vintage style black plastic Jazz Bass®
Bridge: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece
Switch Tip: None
Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage-style
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
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