Vintera Mustang 60s, talk me out of it

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  1. cranky

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    Was offered a B-stock seafoam green Vintera Mustang for $700 shipped. Talk me out of it. I'm tired of buying guitars. Or rather, I'm tired of feeling guilty about buying guitars. It's not even about the money, it's about the guilt. I don't need either the guitar or the guilt. But it's the only main type of Fender electric that I don't have, plus I don't have a 7.25" radius.

    Somebody e-slap me out of this stupor.

    Thanks.

    Edit: I'm over it. Now somebody talk me into this purchase, I dare you!
     
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    yuck, stay away from the nasty looking PF fingerboard
     
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  3. 3bolt79

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    Get a Vintera 70’s hardtail. Then the guilt will be worth it.
     
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  4. cranky

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    Does such a Mustang exist?
     
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    We don’t do that here, sorry.
     
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    who are you trying to kid, just buy it!
     
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    Resistance is futile. I've been hemming and hawing over a PRS SE that I want. I know I'm gonna break down and do it, it's just a matter of time.
     
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    Sorry, I forgot to put the word Stratocaster in their. Sweetwater has a bunch of Vintera 70’s hardtail strats. They are less than a grand. I just might get one. My only hardtail was my 79. Strat. It now belongs to my son. But I really loved it.
     
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    Mustangs are fantastic guitars. Don't buy one.


    Did that help? :)
     
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    You came to the wrong place @cranky , and you know it.;)
     
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    I wouldn’t pay 700 bucks for a MIA mustang, and I really don’t think 700 for an MIM is a deal I’d be very excited about.

    strats and Teles have always been better regarded, for good reason.

    i paid about 900 for my Vintera Jag last year, and in retrospect, I wouldn’t go back and even buy it for 700. It doesn’t do much for me. My cheap squier jags, and my strats and Teles get way more playing time.

    mustangs are also very niche guitars. The market for resale will be smaller, in the likely chance you’ll want to eventually sell it.

    I’ve never really heard anyone asking how to get that “mustang tone.” Cobain is the most famous player, and he turned his into a humbucker guitar, essentially eliminating any of the original personality of the single coil sound.

    is that enough?
     
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  12. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too.

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    That's, uh, not really what we do here.
     
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    Mustangs are terrible little guitars, then and now. Dont do it.
     
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    Yeah man, you did good!

    All points I've considered and still am considering. I don't have a problem with having a niche guitar on the rack, and I don't worry too much about resale. Mustangs are just one of those models where a few people really love them.

    Also, I love Nirvana, but I had no idea what kind of guitar Cobain played until a few months ago. It's a sound I think that's gotten thru pedals and settings more rather than the exact guitar.
     
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    Go on . . .
     
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    I told the missus, and she says "well what if you really like it?"

    I really am the luckiest guy ever.
     
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    We'll, this has been a good exercise in mental discipline and stamina. Thanks for all the input and enabling :)

    I remain Mustang-curious, but I'm also reminded of my priorities. My guitar game is in good enough shape already. Besides just plain practicing, my priorities are upping my amp and pedal game and holding out for my dream acoustic, a Gibson Hummingbird. Hard to find a place for a whimsical Mustang purchase in that case.

    Can't go chasing every little squirrel that catches my eye, I suppose.
     
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    Quick!, buy it NOW!!!

    Or somebody else will, then you will have regret :(
     
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    Do they make Squier CV/VM mustangs? That will get you a good intro to the guitar, with less skin in the game. If I could only pick one Jaguar to keep, it'd be one of my Squier VM Jags, not my Vintera.

    To me, 700 bucks is the price of an every day/every gig guitar, not for a fun side guitar. None of my gigging guitars even cost within 150 dollars of that amount. But every person is different as far as budget goes.
     
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    Characterless and weak pickups, a shorter scale, so that typical Fender twang and piano like bang is just kind of less (side eyeing Jaguars on that point) a really over designed AND poorly designed vibrato system, a fiddly and unreliable switching system. I think that just about covers it.
     
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