1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

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1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by Johnmondo » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:55 am

Long time lurker, first time posting. I recently bought my first vintage guitar. It’s a Mustang built from 1965 and 1966 parts. It was refinished in Lake Placid Blue in the 80’s or early 90’s and Duncan Hot P90s were installed. I own a 69RI and a Squier VM. This one is miles away in terms of feel and comfort. I love this neck.

I don’t love the pickups, they’re fine but I’m thinking of trying out some different p90s. If anyone has recommendations I’d love to hear them!

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Re: 1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by mbene085 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:26 am

That's gorgeous, and funny how the refinish and pickups make it look so much like the current MIM Mustangs (but with proper vibrato and switches).

If you're into Fendery tones, I'd try a pair of Bootstrap Pickups' P90s. They're $50-$60 a set, handwound in the USA and they offer several different winds. The reason I recommend them is that several of their sets use alnico poles like a Fender pickup, so really they're halfway between a P90 and a Jazzmaster pickup (except their wheat penny set, which are literally telecaster pickups in P90 covers).

They'd sound thicker than a stock vintage Mustang but significantly more Fendery than any true P90, so they'd be my personal choice for a vintage Mustang that happened to have been routed out for P90s like this.

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Re: 1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by Johnmondo » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:52 am

Yeah it is weird that it fits in well with the new models. Especially since the guy I bought it from did the mods in the early 90s. I wasn’t too interested in those new mustangs but I’ve been digging my J Mascis JM a lot. Seeing a vintage mustang that already had been modified was quite appealing so I don’t feel any guilt.

I really appreciate the pickup recommendation, I wasn’t familiar with the ones you mentioned but they sound exactly like what I’m after.

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Re: 1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:00 pm

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Re: 1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by Bouts_n_Stouts » Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:30 pm

Wow! That actually looks great! And if the new MIM stangs looked that yes I would buy it!

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Re: 1965/66 LPB Mustang (refinished and modified)

Post by BoringPostcards » Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:59 am

Nice Mustang for sure!
I love the way LPB ages.
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