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Fender Pawn Shop Series Mustang Special Electric Guitar - Candy Apple Red

by Fender

List Price: $1,149.99
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  • Two Fender Enforcer humbucking pickups offer a huge range of high-output, ready-to-rock tones.
  • Amazingly intuitive switching offers an astounding 18 different pickup combinations. Every tone from crisp and clean, to quacky, gritty, smoldering, and searing is available at your fingertips.
  • A shorter 24" scale makes playing huge chords easier, makes playing fast-runs easier, and makes string bending an absolute breeze.
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Product Details

Color: candy apple red
  • Product Dimensions: 45 x 4 x 15 inches ; 13 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 20.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004UUGV2W
  • Item model number: 0266400309
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,029 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2011

Product Description

Color: candy apple red

The new Pawn Shop Series guitars draw inspiration from the eccentric and sometimes wildly innovative Fender creations of the mid-'60s and mid-'70s era that sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history. With this adventurous spirit in mind, Pawn Shop Series instruments emerge as all-new Fender guitars with a boldly creative alchemy of diverse Fender components. And while they are brand-new members of the Fender family crafted with thoroughly modern sound and quality, Pawn Shop Series instruments now take the stage with a remarkable new identity as "guitars that never were but should have been."

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By bani on December 18, 2011
Color Name: candy apple red
Didn't buy this through amazon -- I got this for $500 when it was on sale from hellomusic.com, an absolutely screaming deal for a MIJ fender.

This isn't your standard mustang:
*the old problematic mustang tremolo bridge has been replaced with a standard fender hardtail
*dual 'enforcer' humbucker pickups

compared to standard strats:
*short scale, 24" vs 25.5". people with small builds or smaller hands will love it.
*22 frets, most strats have 21.
*maple neck has a bit darker 'yellowed' finish to it, very distinctive and cool
*kluson tuners, strings go into a little hole in the machine head so you don't stab your fingers or tear up your gig bag with loose string ends.
*each individual humbucker is 3-way selectable, you can split them individually, put them in series, etc. fantastic sound versatility.
*it's noticeably lighter, 6.5lbs vs my MIM strat's 7.3lbs.

build quality, like most fenders, is fantastic. the oem strings were very springy, they felt like floppy noodles. replaced them with a set of ernie ball and they stiffened right up.

out of the box setup is great, action is extremely low and very light. combined with the short scale this makes it dead easy for me to play barre chords that i find difficult on my other guitars. this is one of the easiest playing guitars i have ever used.

one downside, the truss rod adjustment is accessed via a hole in the heel of the neck facing the neck pickup. you have to remove the neck in order to adjust the truss rod. not that you should ever have to...

overall, this is an incredibly versatile guitar, incredibly easy to play, and its tonal variety could serve to replace several guitars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mike Reynolds on November 2, 2012
Color Name: lake placid blue
I first saw this guitar a few months ago at a guitar store and grabbed it off of the shelf to kill time and try something new. My first experience blew me away, and since then, I have tried a few of these and finally purchased one. I couldn't be happier.

The Build, Construction and Finish
I own the 2011 version in Lake Placid Blue. For that year, the Pawn Shop guitars were all made in Japan. The 2012 version cost $50 less and are made in mexico. I tried both and I honestly liked the Japanese construction better. The neck sits perfectly in the pocket, and everything really feels very high quality to me. I had mine professionally set up, but the guy who did the set up said that it was pretty perfect out of the box. Some people are not fans of the vintage tuners, but I personally love them. I have had them on a couple of other guitars and they are easy to string up quickly and I have never had tuning problems due to them. The finish looks amazing, and the mint pickguard is really cool on that lake placid blue.

I should also mention that this guitar has a smaller body, not just because of the short scale. It is smaller than the normal Mustang bodies. And it is light. Like only 6 pounds. That's 2 pounds lighter than my strat. I find it extremely comfortable. One reviewer said that it would be a great guitar for a girl. That made me worry that it would be too small. But I just find it ergonomic and comfortable.

The Neck
Like I said, med-jumbo frets and vintage tuners. I am also a huge fan of the large headstock. I prefer it because it allows you to leverage the heft of the headstock when you do vibrato. There is a heavy gloss on the back of the neck. I am not a fan of the heavy gloss to be honest. In fact, I am not sure who is a fan of it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christine Paluch on December 31, 2012
Color Name: lake placid blue
There are two classes of fender guitars, twangy and jangly. This one really falls in the ladder. While twangy guitars like teles can sparkle and jangle, it is not there thing completely. This guitar is about as indie as it gets, it is about as jangly as it gets. I should note this is for the MIJ guitar, which has great materials and build, and lives up to the moniker as being as good as any american fender, if not better. There is a MIM version, and I would advise paying extra for the MIJ version as it is currently available. It is a simply better guitar.

The bridge is actually an improvement. Many people who played mustangs usually lock down the bridge. The trem system on traditional mustangs has been a source of heartache, and the truth is a string through body design is a marked improvement. If you want a short scale guitar with a trem system get a jaguar, the trem system on jags are about as good as they get on fenders. The string through body actually suits the mustang more. For those who do not think string through body is not a mustang thing, it is a feature of the mustang bass. I have one myself, it is perfectly acceptable in the mustang design. Most want it for the short scale neck, light body, and clean tones. This in some ways is at the core of everything many people who played indie pop loved about the mustang, and fender even incorporated some things that they love about offset fenders (tone variety) and the mustang bass into the mix.

This is a great guitar for women. This is far more accommodating for those with small fingers. The sad fact is most sales clerks do not ask this question of both men and women, and hand size plays a big part in terms of what guitar will work for you. I often urge parents of young women to get their daughters mustangs and jaguars.
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