Fender Mustang

Fender Mustang
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Fender Mustang in Vintage White with an aftermarket bridge pickup.
ManufacturerFender
Period1964–1982, 1990–present
Construction
Body typeSolid
Neck jointBolt-on
Scale24 or 22.5 in (610 or 572 mm)
Woods
BodyUsually Poplar
Alder
Ash
NeckMaple
FretboardUsually Rosewood
Maple
Pau ferro
Hardware
BridgeFender "Dynamic" Vibrato
Pickup(s)2 proprietary single coils
Colors available
Daphne Blue, Seafoam Green, Dakota Red, Olive Green, Olympic White, Competition Red, Competition Blue, Competition Orange, Sunburst, Walnut

The Fender Mustang is a solid body electric guitar produced by the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation most notably played by Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain, which ended up having a Mustang Jaguar hybrid guitar made by Fender called the Jag-Stang. It was introduced in 1964 as the basis of a major redesign of Fender's student models, the Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic. It was produced until 1982 and reissued in 1990.

In the 1990s, the Mustang attained cult status largely as a result of its use by a number of alternative rock bands, in particular grunge bands.

The Mustang features two single-coil pickups, an unusual pickup switching configuration, and a unique vibrato system. It was originally available in two scale lengths, 24 and 22.5 inches.