65 Mustang NGD

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65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:13 pm

I've owned quite a few vintage mustangs, but this one is special. Gorgeous woody tone.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by Trout » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:49 pm

Nice one! Would love a vintage Mustang :-*
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:34 am

pure beaut :-* you can tell it's a good one coz it's been played!

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:12 am

Ah! Yes!!!
Looks like the perfect Mustang to me.
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by CorporateDisguise » Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:21 am

Such a beaut! Of the original Mustang color combos, this is by far my favorite. Something about faded white and tort just gets me going,

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:21 am

:-* Great Score! 65 Mustangs are special!

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by gringopig » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:55 am

Very nice indeed!

Makes you just want to pick it up and play!

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by Axolotl » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:57 am

Happy NGD! She looks a lot like my cherished 66.
Oly White + Tort = eh.
Yellowed AF oly white + Tort = :?

Hope you'll enjoy it for a very long time.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:26 am

The tort on it is really subtle and beautiful, hard to capture in photos. they just don't make em like they used to in that respect.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by hornz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:46 pm

Thats really cool. Talk about patina. Somebody played and loved that Mustang. And yes, most modern tort is poor compared to this (Spitfire excluded, of course).
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by zip73 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:50 am

Nice choice. Ain’t free will grand? Had a ‘66 in the same color back in the early 90’s. Btw, how goes your fiesta Jag search?

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:41 am

zip73 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:50 am
Nice choice. Ain’t free will grand? Had a ‘66 in the same color back in the early 90’s. Btw, how goes your fiesta Jag search?

Jags are so overpriced right now. I blame the Johnny Marr model. Suddenly everyone wants one. I've decided unless I find a crazy deal, I'm not buying any vintage Jags right now. Having said that, I just bought that 64' jag off the BST. What can I say...I have a problem.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by Despot » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:05 am

Nice! I had a Duo Sonic II from '65 that was almost identical to your mustang in terms of looks. It was a superb guitar ... one of the nicest Fenders I've ever played, though I didn't appreciate it at the time. I still miss that Duo Sonic...

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:14 am

Aaaaaahhhhh! Your white one is too cool!!!!

If someone has got a similar one and is willing to sell/change, please let me know.

I love the look of Mustangs. I play mainly Jags and Jazzys, but Mustangs are always supernice to my eyes!
I have got two Mustangs, but from the 90`s.

Years ago I also had a nice old 65 Mustang. The finish was stripped down, but on a few points you could see the old white finish...
Years ago I was used to play nearly every guitar with 13-56 strings in regular tuning. (So, for surf music it is common to play thick strings...)
:fp: So, the Mustang was of course overstrained with my requirements...
It had a nice thick sound I remember... But it was unplayable for me at this time and so I sold it unfortunately...
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by mbene085 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:20 am

That's a great-looking, well-loved Mustang. I do love the white ones, maybe because I've only owned red and blue, and the grass is always greener :D

'64-'65 Mustangs are one of the last bastions of affordable vintage Fenders. They have everything you could want - nitro, the same build quality, and essentially have flat-pole '64-'65 Strat pickups, which are revered pretty much across the board. I actually like the tone of those flat poles better than the traditional Strat stagger, so much so that I put a set of pre-CBS Musicmaster/Duosonic/Mustang pickups in my one Strat that I own.

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