Fender Japan Rare Model 1966 Reissue Mustang Factory Olympic White 2004 CIJ R
A lot of good things t say about this old CIJ-era Olympic White 1966 Reissue Mustang (R-Serial CIJ 2004-2005). The main Fender Japan Mustang run reissues were MG65, MG69 and MG73. Very few ’66 Mustangs were ever built. The ones that were built were solely for the Japanese domestic market, so you won’t see too many outside Japan. Alder was used for these guitars, which makes them a little heavier, but they feel good! Very sturdy. To be honest, aside from the tonewood used and the MG-66 designation there aren't many differences between this and the MG65. It’s true to the vintage Fender ’65-66 spec, with the slab alder body, 7.25 radius Indian rosewood fingerboard and white button tuners. This one has had some nice additions, including a really good looking deep red tort 3-ply pickguard and a Japanese titanium KTS neck plate. It plays brilliantly too, very resonant and responsive with a good balance and plenty of Mustang attitude. The rosewood fingerboard has some nice darker streaking in it and the maple grain all over the neck and headstock is really special (pics!) It's has been played so if you like sterile Mexican Fenders this ‘stang it aint for you. However if you are looking or a fantastic vintage spec Japanese built machine in an awesome factory colour with plenty of subtle vintage ageing then look no further! Neck is dead straight, truss rod fine, plenty of life left in the frets and no mods, breaks, repairs or routing. Structurally and electrically sound. A good solid slab of alder for this one giving a total weight of 3.6kg. There is some light playwear commensurate with the year: some scuffing, a few bumps and paint nicks, although nothing too harsh. Complete with gig bag and threaded 5mm trem arm, (it just drops in and tightens as normal).
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