1966 Fender Mustang project

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1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by ianramos » Fri May 11, 2018 12:02 am

Hey guys! This is my first vintage fender, i got it off some guy locally for $600. its beat up, missing strap buttons, has no finish, and someone drew buttcheeks and a tramp stamp on the back. Im currently debating as to whether i should refinish it in a vintage accurate color (probably would go with white), although i also want to go crazy and possibly refinish it in a custom color (shell pink? burgundy mist?)
any thoughts? anything i should be aware of? i'll update with more pics when i make progress!

[img]https://imgur.com/a/SQGtRU2/img]

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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by aliendawg » Fri May 11, 2018 12:12 pm

Nice one! I'll wait for the guys who really know what they're talking about to post something about what is worth and what isn't.

meanwhile here are your pics:

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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by Axolotl » Fri May 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Nice score!! Shall we call it the Buttstang? :P . Looks in pretty decent shape. Given that it has a pearloid pickguard, it was most likely daphne blue or dakota red (mustangs came originally in those 3 colors only). If it was mine I'd go for daphne blue all the way. That being said, burgundy mist is a great choice even if it's not vintage accurate. Sweet deal! Keep us posted.

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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by jeff m. » Fri May 11, 2018 1:06 pm

Very cool, & sure couldn't argue with the price !

A vote for Black, here..I know it's not standard, but every time I've seen a Black re-fin Mustang, particularly w/ a slightly yellowed pearloid 'guard, I've thought 'Man,that colour REALLY suits a Mustang !'.

Speaking of Black, I love the degree of tarnish on the 'cigar tube'.

It's a beauty,mate.. congratulations !

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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by Surfysonic » Fri May 11, 2018 1:10 pm

Very cool! Congrats on a great find and fun project! 8)
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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by aliendawg » Fri May 18, 2018 4:49 am

any updates?
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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by ianramos » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:35 pm

I totally forgot I made this post years ago! Still not entirely sure how to add pictures either but I went with a somewhat cheaply done light candy pink and wore the paint out in a lot of areas - can’t wait for the back of the body to wear out so the ass shows again

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Re: 1966 Fender Mustang project

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:41 am

ianramos wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:35 pm
I totally forgot I made this post years ago! Still not entirely sure how to add pictures either but I went with a somewhat cheaply done light candy pink and wore the paint out in a lot of areas - can’t wait for the back of the body to wear out so the ass shows again
Go to the imgur link. Copy it. Place “[ img] before it and then place [/img ]” immediately after thw link and you’re done

Ignore the spaces I put within the brackets. I had to space it in order to show the example without if automatically formulating to “Image” but your version will not have spaces

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