Is a mustang an offset?

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Sauerkraut » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:20 am

NickH wrote: So based on some of the previous definitions I would assume that a Fender Performer be considered offset. It does have a very pronounced but.
looks like an offset to me
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by TheMilford » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:58 am

I wish they did that '65 in a lefty.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:01 pm

the performer is cool as hell. So is the katana. I have a katana and it rules. I want a performer/ performer bass.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by DarrelT » Wed Oct 18, 2006 5:15 am

donnyII wrote: the performer is cool as hell. So is the katana. I have a katana and it rules. I want a performer/ performer bass.
The Performer Bass has an incredibly skinny neck.  I built one from a NOS neck and a body that have been butchered to take a Jazz neck.

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Sauerkraut » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:28 am

For anyone interested, Daisuke from Ishibashi on the differences between the MG65-80 and MG65-86:

"As Fender Japan raised the prices on 1st September due to the price of
raw materials raised,MG65-80 was changed to MG65-86 regarding to that.
The spec has not been changed even the price was changed."
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:51 am

i guess that makes sense.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Sauerkraut » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:56 pm

donnyII wrote: i guess that makes sense.
I don't understand why they couldn't just continue producing it with the name MG65-80.

I guess they did it just so people think the price was raised because the product was improved.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by fullerplast » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:14 pm

The number after the hyphen is the suggested retail price in yen. They've used this scheme for some time on all their products, I only recently caught on to it.    :o
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by Sauerkraut » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:13 pm

fullerplast wrote: The number after the hyphen is the suggested retail price in yen. They've used this scheme for some time on all their products, I only recently caught on to it.    :o
yeah, but this time they introduced it as a whole new series on fender.com while they've been making them for three years already:
http://www.fender.com/products/search.p ... 0273706554
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by fullerplast » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:21 pm

I suppose it's a new release in the US, officially imported by Fender instead of privately bny individuals. I didn't even realize it had been out in Japan all this time. My last CIJ Mustang was the competition series in like '02 or so.
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by TheMilford » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:40 pm

Hey Polyeurethane instead of Polyester finish... coool!

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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by donnyII » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:13 pm

How long do they usually sell each re-issue guitar for?
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Re: Is a mustang an offset?

Post by aen » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:05 pm

The boring ones for about 10-15 years.  The cool ones form japan, one year or so.
I prefer their older stuff.

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