Fender Mexican Offset Mustang 90
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The Fender Mustang is a really interesting guitar that has been around since 1964. While its origins were as a student guitar that tried to capture the classic Fender sound in a style that suits students it ended up influencing plenty of guitarists that were looking for a rough an alternative sound. This turned in to people modding their guitars in unique ways like this P90 loaded version with extra output and grunt that lovers of grunge will adore.
These are still vintage voiced pickups but they are much hotter than your standard single coil. This means it works better with a bit of extra gain with everything from a light crunch to heavy overdrive really coming alive with this guitar.
Speaking of that short scale it is one of the things that makes this guitar very special. At 1.5" shorter than your standard Fender guitar it has a bit more low end warmth and less harsh attack than you may hear on something like a strat. This means a smoother overall sound that is commonly described as 'hoopy' referring to the very open midrange.
It also effects the feel of the guitar, making bends a lot easier as you have less tension on the string to get it up to pitch compared to a longer scale. Some will prefer this for the feel, others for the tone, and some for both all we know is that if you don't have a short scale guitar like this in your collection you are missing out.
Here's what Fender say about the Mexican Offset Mustang 90
Perfect for garage rock and other styles that thrive on nonconformity, the Fender Mustang 90 offers a distinctive take on a classic model. With upgraded features, unique aesthetics and fat Fender sound, this spirited instrument is perfect for players that march to a different beat. A new take on an underground classic, it stays true to the rebellious spirit that birthed rock 'n' roll.Tonally flexible, the pair of Mustang MP-90 pickups have all the bite and pristine cleans you've come to expect from Fender pickups, with a snarly midrange and punchy low end that breathes new life into the traditional Mustang sound.
Master volume and tone controls, along with a conventional three-way pickup switch, shape the pickups' tone to craft your sound. Topped by a 9.5"-radius Pau Ferro fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, the "C"-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles. The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge increases sustain while the bent steel saddles add a touch of "cut" to your sound, and are adjustable for spot-on intonation. The 24" scale is ideal for players with smaller hands, while adding a bit of warmth and thickness to the guitar's inherent tone and giving it a slinkier playing feel.
This guitar's smaller body easily fits those with smaller frames while maintaining Fender's classic stylistic appeal, and is also great for energetic stage performances thanks to its light weight. A gloss polyester finish protects the body while the neck bears a satin polyurethane finish for fast, easy playability. A hot-rodded take on an indie hero, the Fender Mustang 90 is the ideal guitar for the new wave of players who desire modern features and classic short-scale style.
- Neck Pickup: Mustang MP-90
- Bridge Pickups: Mustang MP-90
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
- Scale Length: 24"
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Shape: 'C Shape'
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Tuning Heads: Cast/sealed
- Fretboard: Pau Ferro
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Bridge: Hardtail Strat through body
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester