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FDP Forum / All Other Fender Guitars and Instruments / New MIA American Performer Mustangs: $1099

reverendrob
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Dec 3rd, 2018 07:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

While missing the phase switches (or at least a push-pull pot for same), Fender mostly gets the new Mustang right.

Proper bridge. Check.
Actual rosewood instead of some substitute. Check.

...but..like you'd expect, gig bag and $1099 street.

Not quite sure what to make of that when the equivalent "student model" Gibson Les Paul Jr for 2019 is..$799, but...I guess that's a California tax for you.

$1099 street, available now.

Peppy

Mesa, AZ

Dec 3rd, 2018 07:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Add the phase switch and yeah.
The new pickups sound like they should have a bit more 'push'.
Colors look good.
Price is okay for what it is.

Ricey

US

Dec 5th, 2018 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Does anybody know if this is a slab or contoured body?

Peegoo
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Do not try this at home.
Dec 5th, 2018 08:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Looking at the pics, it’s a slab just like the old ones.

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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Jan 13th, 2019 12:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

What the heck are Yosemite pickups?

I'll bet if you plug in, crank up the amp and blast a chord, and out of the speakers comes, "Great horny toads! A trespasser, gettin’ footie prints all over muh desert!"

Prepare ta slap leather, ya varmint!

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 03:27 AM, Jan 13th, 2019)

reverendrob
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She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
Jan 13th, 2019 03:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I suspect it's "whatever pickups we had left over" - it is a Mustang, after all!

Peegoo
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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Mar 26th, 2019 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mustangs are great guitars. My only beef is the little (thin) necks they often have on 'em.

I have a 1965 Mustang with the "B" neck that is really dinky. Why did I buy it, you ask?

Because it was in a cardboard box, in pieces (all the original parts were there), in a guitar shop in 1987. I offered the guy $100 and he said "sold."

reverendrob
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She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
Mar 26th, 2019 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm ok with either Mustang neck of that era.

My hands are already monsters.

I don't notice nor care much about the little things once they're past a certain level, as long as the nut width is decent.

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VA

Knuckleheading
Mar 27th, 2019 03:10 AM   Edit   Profile  

It doesn’t seem like a Mustang without the switches.

I had a ‘74 - blue with the racing stripe. It was my first non-flipped electric guitar.

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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Mar 27th, 2019 09:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Leftee, I agree. You need those little slidey switches on there! But practically--a lever switch is a lot simpler to operate when playing.

Anyone else notice the improved bar fitment? Looks like there's a Nylon or Delrin insert where the wang bar pops in. Way better than the original through-hole in the steel stop bar with the little set screw on the end that always chewed up the wang bar.

reverendrob
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She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
Mar 27th, 2019 11:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yea, the switches are essential for me- on a Mustang, on a VI, on a Jaguar, etc.

Are they clunky?

Yes.

Are they part of driving the thing?

Yes.

I need no improvements over what roars.


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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Mar 27th, 2019 11:33 AM   Edit   Profile  

Fender is also selling a two-P90 guitar in a Mustang body and calling it a Mustang. That is a serious breach of guitar etiquette!

It's like the two-P90 "Jaguar." That guitar is closer to a Jazzmaster.

And it's got no wiggly-stick bridge. Sacrilege! It's a mini Jazzmaster!

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Knuckleheading
Mar 27th, 2019 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I traded that guitar for a Kramer.

Hey! It was the ‘80s! :-P

reverendrob
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She hath it all,

& hath no need of thee.
Mar 27th, 2019 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yea, I am confused and offended by the current management's utter and total lack of understanding what makes these guitars...these guitars.

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If irritation occurs

discontinue use.
Jul 9th, 2019 06:08 AM   Edit   Profile  

It’s variety for players who care little about the traditions of the company.

Which is precisely what almost

Killed Gibson.

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