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Which color/model of Cobain Mustang do you like?

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So, you find a gift card on the street for a new Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang Signature Series guitar.

 

If you hate Cobain, fair enough: you'll just sell the guitar. If you like him, you'll have a nice new short-scale axe to add to your collection.

 

What color combo do you buy? I'll take the Sonic Blue model.

 

Sonic Blue

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Fiesta Red

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Dark Lake Placid Blue

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Sonic blue, but damn, I hate bridge hum buckers.

 

I dunno. The bridge is the right place for a bucker. And these are real-deal Nirvana humbuckers: Seymour Duncan JB Model.

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I dunno. The bridge is the right place for a bucker. And these are real-deal Nirvana humbuckers: Seymour Duncan JB Model.

 

True, but I'd still be tempted to put a tv-jones powertron in it. That'd be a guitar for me.

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I'd happily rock any of them but I'd lean towards Sonic Blue then LPB. The Fiesta would be decidedly in third place for me.

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To raise money for one, I'd have to sell my Gibson SG Classic. The SG Classic is a work of art; the Fender Mustang is *NOT*.

 

But I've never bonded with the beefy neck on my SG. I'm a short-scale guy and a Nirvana fan, and this Cobain Signature Mustang would pair up nicely with my Classic Player Jaguar Special HH.

 

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What's work of art about a flawed design? The Mustang feels like an art work once it fits your hands. I've had four now, all of them are amazing guitars. The Cobain will fit into my life like a glove and probably be my main stage instrument.

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I don't like the guitars, but I think you'd have to go for the one with the racing stripe on it! Fender did that with the Toronado, but Indie, Italia and others have done it recently and it almost always works ...

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Sonic blue for me, but I'm not a fan of HBs in general, much less on Fenders. Make it a "real" Mustang, in baby blue w/maple FB, for me.

 

Without racing stripes. Racing stripes give me hives.

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I'd like either the Sonic Blue if it didnt have the tortoise shell guard or the LPB if it had a matching headstock. I prefer single coils in my Mustangs though.

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Sonic blue for me, but I'm not a fan of HBs in general, much less on Fenders. Make it a "real" Mustang, in baby blue w/maple FB, for me.


Without racing stripes. Racing stripes give me hives.

It's funny, you say you want a "real" Mustang but you're talking about a maple FB.

 

"Real" Mustangs are available right now. The '65 RI is a wonderful guitar, and there are '69 RI for those who prefer contours.

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Around 1977-78 when I was first starting to want to play enough to save up money and start hitting up the parents, my dad took me shopping for a guitar. They had a dark lake placid blue Mustang in the shop with the competition stripes and pearloid guard just like the one in the pic above. Not sure what year it was. I knew Keith Richards played a Fender Tele, so I was hopped up that I might be able to get a Fender too. Plus, that guitar just looked so hot to me. As I recall it was about $200 or $250 they were asking for it, but I can't be sure of the price after all these years.

 

Of course, I didn't get the Mustang. Years later I had an old Mustang bass, but it just wasn't the same.

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So, you find a gift card on the street for a new Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang Signature Series guitar.


If you hate Cobain, fair enough: you'll just sell the guitar. If you like him, you'll have a nice new short-scale axe to add to your collection.


What color combo do you buy? I'll take the Sonic Blue model.


Sonic Blue

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Fiesta Red

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Dark Lake Placid Blue

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For me, none of those but if it's free I do know how to refinish so if I didn't resell it right away, it would get a colour change.

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Sell it to meeeeee. Seriously. I love Bigsbys, P90s and binding, great combo.

 

To raise money for one, I'd have to sell my Gibson SG Classic. The SG Classic is a work of art; the Fender Mustang is *NOT*.


But I've never bonded with the beefy neck on my SG. I'm a short-scale guy and a Nirvana fan, and this Cobain Signature Mustang would pair up nicely with my Classic Player Jaguar Special HH.


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It's funny, you say you want a "real" Mustang but you're talking about a maple FB.


"Real" Mustangs are available right now. The '65 RI is a wonderful guitar, and there are '69 RI for those who prefer contours.

 

Yeah, the quotation marks don't hide a poor choice in words on my part, do they? I was referring to the SS configuration of traditional Mustangs. Outside of that and the general body shape, I'm not much of a traditionalist when it comes to Mustangs.

 

My preferences:

 

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69RI in yellow. Swap in a maple FB and parchment PG: :love:

 

 

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65RI in daphne blue. Swap in a maple FB and parchment pup covers: :love:

 

 

Partial to maple FBs, but do like some of the darker finishes in combination with RW FBs; example:

 

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69RI in Dark Lake Placid Blue (in appearance, if not in name). Wouldn't change a thing on that one. :love:

 

Well, OK, not a fan of the stock pups; I've borrowed Mustangs with Laces and Kinmans, I'd make that change right off the bat.

 

Better stop, the GAS is getting intense. Someday I'll own one, and it will be sweet. But the cost of the guitar plus pup swap (and maybe FB, PG, etc) keeps me at bay for now.

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Sonic blue for me, but I'm not a fan of HBs in general, much less on Fenders. Make it a "real" Mustang, in baby blue w/maple FB, for me.


Without racing stripes. Racing stripes give me hives.

 

I'd much rather have two singles too - though all other things being fine I'd buy one with an HB in the bridge and switch it out for a HB sized p90 or something else I liked.

 

Did the Mustang ever actually come with a maple board? That would be my preference too, but I thought only the 50s Duosonic, which predated the Mustang, came with maple, the Mustang always rosewood?

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