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While Fender has offered a number of choices for Mustang fans over the past few years (in both their Fender and Squier product lines), the new American Performer Mustang is their latest regular production, U.S.-made model.
Originally introduced in 1964, the original Fender Mustang was intended as a student model. Its 24" short-scale made it especially appealing to younger guitarists with smaller hands. Coming out of their Corona, CA factory, the new American Performer Mustang keeps that same short-scale and the Mustang's classic looks, while introducing modern touches. Like any good Fender, the American Performer Mustang offers a wide range of sounds thanks to newly designed Yosemite™ single-coil pickups and Greasebucket™ tone circuit. Whereas some of Fender's more recent Mustang offerings feature hardtail Strat bridges, the AP model features a classic Mustang Tremolo.
The new AP Mustang features a maple, "Modern C"-shaped neck, 22 jumbo frets and a 9.5" rosewood fingerboard. That 9.5" radius straddles a happy medium between the narrow fingerboards found on vintage Fenders and the significantly wider modern fingerboards found on many modern guitars. The result is an incredible playable, comfortable guitar.
Finally, the new American Performer Mustang features a vintage-inspired oversized headstock with ClassicGear™ tuners and silver Fender logo, offering a subtle nod to their past.
Want to learn more about the American Performer Series? Check out our Fender American Performer Series overview.
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