This Special Run Fender MIJ Traditional Mustang is presented in 3-Color Sunburst with reverse headstock. It’s always an event when we get a new Fender Made In Japan (MIJ) model in stock here at Je Matt Guitar, but even more so when it’s a highly limited model such as this Mustang. Fender’s Japanese-made Traditional models are beautifully constructed and finished, exemplifying the look and feel of Fender’s seminal years.
Supplied in a Fender padded gig bag, the Limited Edition Fender MIJ Traditional Mustang with reverse headstock is now available from Je Matt Guitar, online and in our Los Angeles store. Visit us in our store, where a member of staff will be happy to talk you through its features. Alternatively, buy online for fast delivery to the US, Europe and beyond. Every guitar we sell undergoes a rigorous check over and full professional setup before dispatch, ensuring you receive the best possible example.
FENDER MIJ TRADITIONAL MUSTANG SPECIAL RUN 3-COLOR SUNBURST WITH REVERSE HEADSTOCK
For those in the know, Fender’s MIJ models are the Lexus to the Cadillac of the company’s US-made models: every bit as beautifully built, and an occasion in their own right. It feels particularly appropriate for a Mustang to be Made In Japan, given Japan’s special affinity with this model. Originally made as a cheaper guitar for American students, the Mustang was adopted by a new generation of Japanese rockers, who appreciated its combination of smaller physical size and full fat tone.
This Limited Edition MIJ Mustang features a standout color scheme. The dark Rosewood fretboard is an increasingly rare feature nowadays, while the 1-ply black pick guard complements the body color perfectly. Snarling tone is guaranteed by the HS pickups – Shawbucker in the bridge and Single-Coil Mustang in the neck – controlled via a 3-position toggle. A hard bone nut ensures that no tone is lost, directing all string vibrations into the neck, body and, ultimately, pickups.
The slightly fatter-than-standard “U”-shaped neck gives you something to really grip onto as you navigate the more modern 9.5” radius fretboard. Though the body is smaller than a Jaguar or Jazzmaster, this Mustang still feels chunky and substantial for the smaller player. The 24” scale length reduces the stretch between each of the 22 frets, meaning it stays comfortable to play, even if you have smaller hands.
With its reverse headstock, top notch build quality and highly limited build numbers, we don’t anticipate this Fender MIJ Traditional Mustang sticking around for long!