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Fender Ben Gibbard Signature Mustang Natural Electric Guitar - MX20167138

Quick Overview

Since the late 1990s, Ben Gibbard has been a prominent voice in indie rock as singer-songwriter for the platinum-selling band Death Cab for Cutie. His melodic, personal songwriting style and the band’s powerful sound helped pave the way for generations of musicians to follow.


Ben’s modified ‘70s Fender Mustangs have been his preferred touring choice for years. The Ben Gibbard Mustang recreates his modified touring workhorses and adds some bold new enhancements.


Featuring a chambered ash body design for increased resonance and reduced weight and a one-piece 22-fret modern “C”-shaped maple neck with 9.5” radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets, this guitar is a comfortable and versatile stage performer. Electronics include a set of custom, vintage-inspired Ben Gibbard Mustang pickups and a stage-ready 3-way rotary pickup selector switch. What appears to be a vintage-style Mustang bridge is actually an innovative modified hardtail setup, providing rock-solid stability, intonation and sustain.

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$2,099.00

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Since the late 1990s, Ben Gibbard has been a prominent voice in indie rock as singer-songwriter for the platinum-selling band Death Cab for Cutie. His melodic, personal songwriting style and the band’s powerful sound helped pave the way for generations of musicians to follow.

Ben’s modified ‘70s Fender Mustangs have been his preferred touring choice for years. The Ben Gibbard Mustang recreates his modified touring workhorses and adds some bold new enhancements.

Featuring a chambered ash body design for increased resonance and reduced weight and a one-piece 22-fret modern “C”-shaped maple neck with 9.5” radius fingerboard and medium jumbo frets, this guitar is a comfortable and versatile stage performer. Electronics include a set of custom, vintage-inspired Ben Gibbard Mustang pickups and a stage-ready 3-way rotary pickup selector switch. What appears to be a vintage-style Mustang bridge is actually an innovative modified hardtail setup, providing rock-solid stability, intonation and sustain.

Includes strap locks and a Fender gig bag.

FEATURES

  • Chambered ash body
  • Custom Ben Gibbard pickups
  • 3-position rotary pickup selector switch
  • Modern “C” neck shape
  • 5” radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
CHAMBERED ASH BODY

Offers rich sustain and focused midrange with striking grain patterns.

CUSTOM BEN GIBBARD PICKUPS

These pickups have been custom-voiced to emulate Ben’s personal vintage Mustangs.

3-POSITION ROTARY PICKUP SELECTOR SWITCH

This simplified setup eliminates multiple slider switches and tone control and camouflages the pickup selector as the tone knob.

SHORT SCALE COMFORT

The 24” scale combined with a 22-fret Modern “C”-shaped maple neck and 9.5” radius fingerboard make it an easily playable guitar for musicians of all levels.

SIMPLIFIED CONTROLS

Per Ben Gibbard’s personal spec, all extraneous switches and controls were removed and replaced with a single master volume and a three position rotary pickup selector.

MUSTANG BRIDGE WITH MODIFIED HARDTAIL SETUP

This Mustang’s tailpiece is locked in place for ultimate stability and resonance.

BODY

Body Material
Chambered Ash
Body Finish
Gloss Polyester
Body Shape
Mustang®

NECK

Neck Material
Maple
Neck Finish
Gloss Urethane
Neck Shape
Modern "C"
Scale Length
24" (610 mm)
Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets
22
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot

ELECTRONICS

Bridge Pickup
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang®
Neck Pickup
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang®
Controls
Master Volume
Switching
3-Position Rotary: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise), Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle), Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise)
Configuration
SS

HARDWARE

Bridge
6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines
Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard
1-Ply Black
Control Knobs
Black Plastic

Additional Information

SKU FEN-MX20167138
Manufacturer Fender
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