Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special
Fender Pawn Shop Mustang Special

Pawn Shop Mustang Special, Altra Chitarra Elettrica Solid Body from Fender in the Mustang series.

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heads on fire 30/12/2011

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"What a fun guitar!"

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Model Name: Pawn Shop™ Fender® Mustang® Special
Series: Pawn Shop Series

Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Mustang®
Body Finish:
(0266400302, 0266400309)

Neck Shape: 60s "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Position Inlays: Vintage Cream
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyester
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate
Truss Rods: Standard Truss Rod
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment

Pickup Configuration: H/H
Bridge Pickup: Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Bridge Pickup with downsized Wide Range covers
Neck Pickup: Enforcer™ "Wide Range" Humbucking Neck Pickup with downsized Wide Range covers
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: Coil Selector Switch for Each Humbucker
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone; Pickup Toggle Switch; Coil Selector Switch for Each Humbucker

Hardware Finish: Chrome
Bridge: '70s-Style Hard-Tail Stratocaster Bridge
String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Strings: Fender® USA Super 250L's, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Double Humbucker Configuration, Hardtail Bridge, Unique Pickup Switching with 18 Options, Short Scale, Offset Mustang Body Shape

Case Gig Bags: Deluxe Gig Bag


This guitar is so fun to play! The neck has a shorter scale of 24" - shorter than most Gibsons by a full three quarters of an inch. The balance is great, and the guitar is very light. Basically, this feels like an old Mustang, yet sounds like an old Telecaster Deluxe, which kind of sounded like a Les Paul. The best of all worlds!


The pickups sound great plugged in to a clean amp - tons of clarity, warmth, and note bloom. The pickups didn't respond super well to high-gain, but with a bit of crunch, the notes pop out like the puppets in a Whack-a-Mole game! The neck pickup especially sings.


Obviously this is no shred axe, so the fleet-fingered may want to consider another guitar. But for the bluesy oriented, or classic rock jammers, or even alternative/indie rock - this is a great guitar, and unlike anything else out there. This would have been one of Kurt Cobain's favorite guitars if it was around in the 80s and 90s, but then again, I could see someone like Jonny Lang playing this guitar as well. A cool axe, for sure!