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The Fender Mustang

The Fender Mustang is an electric guitar model that was first introduced by Fender in 1964. It was initially designed to be a student model guitar, but it has since gained popularity among many different types of guitar players.

The Mustang features a shorter scale length of 24 inches, which makes it easier to play for those with smaller hands or for players who prefer a shorter neck. It also has a unique offset waist body shape that sets it apart from other Fender models like the Stratocaster or Telecaster.

In terms of electronics, the Mustang typically features two angled single-coil pickups, each with an adjacent on-off-on switch, and a master tone and volume control. Some models also include a tremolo bar or vibrato system, which allows players to create unique pitch-bending effects.

The Mustang was a popular choice for surf music groups in the 1960s. It was eventually discontinued in 1982. Over the years, the Mustang has been used by many notable guitarists, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, who famously played a Fender Mustang during the band's early years, and whose embrace of the model was likely the impetus for its reissue in 1990. Today, Fender offers a variety of Mustang models with different features and finishes to suit different players' preferences.

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