Is a mustang an offset?

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Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:35 am

Sounds stupid, i know.. But ive heard some people say they were and some say they werent. whats the deal?
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Orang Goreng » Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:51 am

Well, the little "offset countour body" decal only appears on the models that have that big sagging butt that causes you can't use a straight guitar stand with these things. The mustang has a straight ass (and lacks that decal, I think), so IMHO it isn't. It's still a cool guitar though.

This is wehere Doug (fullerplast) should jump in with the original patent text ("awkwardness substantially eliminated")  ;).
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Sauerkraut » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:33 am

Orang Goreng wrote: Well, the little "offset countour body" decal only appears on the models that have that big sagging butt that causes you can't use a straight guitar stand with these things. The mustang has a straight ass (and lacks that decal, I think), so IMHO it isn't. It's still a cool guitar though.

This is wehere Doug (fullerplast) should jump in with the original patent text ("awkwardness substantially eliminated")  ;).
I use a straight guitar stand for it and it's not a problem at all.

just looks a bit silly

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by fullerplast » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:38 am

The Mustang also has the OFFSET Contour Body logo on the headstock!

The upper and lower bouts are offset... that's what mattered to Leo.  When the 'stang debuted in '64, the JM and Jag were already established as the top of the Fender line, and Leo's "better idea". The 'stang body was shifted offset from the pre-II Duo-sonic body. In fact, the Duo and MM were redisigned with the new offset body. It all seems to suggest that in Leo's mind... offset is where it's at. The offset is not a lapse in judgement on Leo's part, as the $trat guys would have us believe.

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Orang Goreng » Sun Oct 15, 2006 4:45 am

fullerplast wrote: The Mustang also has the OFFSET Contour Body logo on the headstock!
There goes my theory out the window ;).
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by nealescott » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:27 am

and fender now has a new '65 mustang reissue!! looks killer!  :-*

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by zhivago » Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:14 am

I love the look of Mustangs...I really miss my old one...might get another one one day :)
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by lalalandstudios » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:19 am

Orang Goreng wrote:
fullerplast wrote: The Mustang also has the OFFSET Contour Body logo on the headstock!
There goes my theory out the window ;).
And here's the evidence supporting Doug's point

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:57 am

I played one of the re-issues the other day at a guitar shop. it wasnt bad at all, the pick-ups sounded killer.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by lalalandstudios » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:41 am

donnyII wrote: I played one of the re-issues the other day at a guitar shop. it wasnt bad at all, the pick-ups sounded killer.
And at $699 street, its a pretty good price too. I was going to get a vintage mustang for my 9.5yr old son as he outgrows his Squier Mini-$trat, but reissue looks kinda nice to me right now...
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by fullerplast » Sun Oct 15, 2006 12:52 pm

That's the most realistic CIJ reissue that I've seen, and the ONLY CIJ offset reissue I've seen with a correct logo.

But to be fair, I don't think the CIJ Jags and JMs are actually reissues, just an interpretation of an era (like the MIM Classics). It appears as though this Mustang IS actually a proper reissue. Maybe Fender allowed a more accurate release because they do not offer the Mustang in the US or MIM line, so no competition... unlike the Jag and JM.

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by lalalandstudios » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:13 pm

Doug - you're right, it is a CIJ, I missed that it was part of the "classic series" which can be made in mexico or japan. More pictures are found here -I'm still considering it for the little guy...

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by fullerplast » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:18 pm

He's a lucky little guy!  Good choice!

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Sun Oct 15, 2006 7:04 pm

AWESOME! wish i had a mustang when i was 9!
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by aen » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:31 pm

If you dig mustangs, I heard the new '65 is unbeatable. 


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