65 Mustang NGD

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:31 am

The breakup on these pickups is really classic and tasteful. Bell-like would describe the cleans. Great surf guitar. Putting 52-11s on it made it happy.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:40 am

Great! Good to hear. 52-11, yes. Rounds or flats please?
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:41 am

Are there experiences with other years? Often for sale are the 1969´s?
Are those 1965´s especially worth to get because of their sound? ...I think so...
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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:45 pm

I've owned a couple 64s, a couple 65s, and a couple competition mustangs, and I also prefer the 65s. I have flats on it right now and it's a surf machine.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by mbene085 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:26 pm

supersonicjazzmaster wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:41 am
Are there experiences with other years? Often for sale are the 1969´s?
Are those 1965´s especially worth to get because of their sound? ...I think so...
The '64-'65s really do have something special in my experience. They've got the same quality feel as other pre/transition CBS Fenders and the same vibe to their tone.

'69 compstangs are absolutely beautiful but between the poly and the firmly-CBS pickups, I have just not connected with one in the same way. I'm not a nitro devotee on new guitars and I don't know if it's mostly the finish or what, but that first year of production on the Mustangs is just perfect IMO.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by Axolotl » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:23 am

supersonicjazzmaster wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:41 am
Are there experiences with other years? Often for sale are the 1969´s?
Mustangs from 1966 are plenty - I'm fairly sure this was the peak production year. I have one from mid 66 that looks very similar to the OP's and plays and sounds fantastic. Some of my best stuff in the last years was inspired by/recorded with it (which is not much to say only that it's a great guitar). I also have 65 mustang neck on my Jaguar and it's noticeable how chunky it is. Considerably fatter and wider at the nut than the 66. I haven't played a whole 65 but I can see this kind of neck being a pretty appealing factor.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:13 am

Axolotl wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:23 am
Mustangs from 1966 are plenty - I'm fairly sure this was the peak production year. I have one from mid 66 that looks very similar to the OP's and plays and sounds fantastic. Some of my best stuff in the last years was inspired by/recorded with it (which is not much to say only that it's a great guitar). I also have 65 mustang neck on my Jaguar and it's noticeable how chunky it is. Considerably fatter and wider at the nut than the 66. I haven't played a whole 65 but I can see this kind of neck being a pretty appealing factor.
side note: do you still have your Staytrem Mustang Trem Arm? It seems that these are out of production now :o I am so glad that I got one years ago.
http://staytrem.com/Staytrem-for-Mustang-/-Jagstang

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by Axolotl » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:54 am

^^^ Yes I do have it and it's an absolute game changer. It's so well thought out. Sorry to hear is not available anymore. What will I do If ever get another mustang, I don't know. Ah, Staytrem how I loved thee... :'(

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:17 am

Would love to have one of those staytrem mustang arms.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by PJazzmaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:03 am

blackbox wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:17 am
Would love to have one of those staytrem mustang arms.
definitely worth it! Try the wanted section or keep an eye on reverb.

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by blackbox » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:16 am

Good idea, thanks!

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Re: 65 Mustang NGD

Post by supersonicjazzmaster » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:28 pm

Aaaaah...
The prices rises higher for the nice old Mustangs....
This one here looks also very good to me!!! :w00t: Expecially the neck from behind!
...except for the price... :'(
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Fender-1965-MUS ... SwVwlcdgKc
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