Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by sholkham » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:15 am

DrQuasar wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:57 pm
The specs on the Fender website have a typo that really confused me for a minute
It's a 9.5 radius board.

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I'm trying to imagine a 5" radius, would it be like playing a pringles can
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by BoringPostcards » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:30 am

ThatGuyOverThere wrote:
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Spotted on Instagram. For real? My inner Death Cab fangirl rejoices.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0_c8P9lauy ... rzrqtbdr0q
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:18 am

sholkham wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:15 am
I'm trying to imagine a 5" radius, would it be like playing a pringles can
Once you pop you can't stop.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by andy_tchp » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:15 pm

mbene085 wrote:
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Jan Deal wrote:
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It's quite strange to chamber the body of a guitar that is already very light weight. I really like the concept of the rotary switch pickup selector.
Ash can get really, really heavy. There's a decreased supply of lightweight swamp ash thanks to the emerald ash borer, so this is probably a way for them to use the heavy hunks of ash that made 1970's Fenders backbreakers, without turning people off with crazy heavy guitars.
You know if Fender actually released a line of guitars with extra light weight being the main intent I'd probably consider buying one of them.

At this stage I'll probably end up grabbing a Pawlonia Jagar body from Guitar Mill and paint it sparkly-purpley-pink-something.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 am

Well it's officially out now. It was announced to retail for €699 which I thought was fair.
Now I see it everywhere for €999 to up to almost €1200.
WTF?!
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by SAVEStheDAY » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:15 am

Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 am
Well it's officially out now. It was announced to retail for €699 which I thought was fair.
Now I see it everywhere for €999 to up to almost €1200.
WTF?!
Wow, that's pretty bad! Even at $1,100.00 US I feel like it's a tall order with that IKEA cutting board finish.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by dc » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:43 am

SAVEStheDAY wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:15 am
Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 am
Well it's officially out now. It was announced to retail for €699 which I thought was fair.
Now I see it everywhere for €999 to up to almost €1200.
WTF?!
Wow, that's pretty bad! Even at $1,100.00 US I feel like it's a tall order with that IKEA cutting board finish.
for that price, it should come with a special talk-box effect to make your singing voice sound whiny :ph34r:
can almost hear rollercoasters / see sailboats in the sea

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by blunderbuss » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:38 pm

Fender has been steadily increasing prices on all models all year long. Probably has to do with accelerated COVID demand.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:52 pm

dc wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:43 am
SAVEStheDAY wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:15 am
Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 am
Well it's officially out now. It was announced to retail for €699 which I thought was fair.
Now I see it everywhere for €999 to up to almost €1200.
WTF?!
Wow, that's pretty bad! Even at $1,100.00 US I feel like it's a tall order with that IKEA cutting board finish.
for that price, it should come with a special talk-box effect to make your singing voice sound whiny :ph34r:
...mine already does, so just gimme a discount 😅
Anyone else think the headstock looks weird? Or is it just the logo placement?
i love delay SO much ...that i procrastinate all the time.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by sa1126 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:59 am

FWIW I followed one on instagram and the immediately offered it to me for 15% off the asking price ($934 + tax). Tax kills the deal though ::)
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by smjenkins » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:34 pm

Pacafeliz wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:52 pm

Anyone else think the headstock looks weird? Or is it just the logo placement?
It looks like it's a slightly different shade of yellow than the fretboard and even a bit darker than the body. I wonder if it's a "matching headstock"? It definitely doesn't look like it's clear finished like the body does.

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by graceless » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:54 pm

I cannot believe this thing is $1100. I'll buy it because I love Ben Gibbard but wow, that's a pricey MIM 'Stang that only comes in one "color"

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Pepe Silvia » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:13 pm

graceless wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:54 pm
I cannot believe this thing is $1100. I'll buy it because I love Ben Gibbard but wow, that's a pricey MIM 'Stang that only comes in one "color"
Wtf. MIM? I figured at $1100 it was MIA, MIJ at least. There is nothing special to this guitar

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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by blunderbuss » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:07 pm

This feels like a good one to grab in the used market and sit on for a decade.
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Re: Fender Mustang Ben Gibbard signature?

Post by Mechanical Birds » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:41 pm

Unicorn Warrior wrote:
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Still waiting for the Bilinda Stang..this mustang is cool, but man
Yeah the Sonic Youth Signatures and Mascis and Troy Van Leeuwen have all been really cool but a Belinda Butcher Mustang would be really cool and paid nicely with a Kevin Shields Jazzmaster - do them both in thick metallic red flake and have anodized gold guards ughhhhh that’d be so cool

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