Rare 1999 Fender '66 Reissue Mustang Factory California Blue
Here is a very cool old CIJ-era California Blue 1966 Reissue Mustang (P-Serial CIJ 1999-2002. 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. Most were finished in Fender’s awesome California Blue, the only Fender Mustang to be factory finished in this colour. To be honest, aside from the colour and the MG-66 designation there 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, white button tuners, 3-ply pickguard (pearl) and F-stamped neckplate. This one plays brilliantly, very resonant with plenty of Mustang attitude. The rosewood fingerboard has some nice darker streaking in it. It's has been played so if you are looking for a mint shop floor ‘stang it aint for you. However if you are looking or a fantastic vintage spec player 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 3.5kg. 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 (no trem arm). Built immaculately as you'd expect from Fender Japan. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.