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Best Mustang Shape Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Mustang shape guitars.

We've found exactly 9 guitars like this in production this year. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Fender American Performer Mustang

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Fender American Performer Mustang
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 70
Value for money 73
Overall Score 73
  • From Fender's 2019 American Performer series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Yosemite Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • American Performer Mustang Bridge and Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Fender ClassicGear tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender American Performer Mustang
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

2. Fender Vintera 60s Mustang

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Fender Vintera 60s Mustang
Playability 75
Sound 75
Build quality 65
Value for money 72
Overall Score 72
  • From Fender's 2019 Vintera series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 7.25" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style 60s Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • 60s C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Vintage frets
  • Vintage-Style with White Buttons tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Vintera 60s Mustang
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

3. Fender Ben Gibbard Mustang

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Fender Ben Gibbard Mustang
Playability 72
Sound 72
Build quality 70
Value for money 71
Overall Score 71
  • From Fender's 2021 Artist series
  • Ben Gibbard Signature
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Chambered Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Vintage-Style with Fender Logo tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Ben Gibbard Mustang
  • Expensive Wood
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Strap Lock
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio

4. Harley Benton MS-60

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Harley Benton MS-60
Playability 75
Sound 74
Build quality 60
Value for money 85
Overall Score 70
  • From Harley Benton's 2015 Vintage series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Purpleheart fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Roswell STA Alnico 5 Vintage Style (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic And Dlx Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Harley Benton C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Deluxe Die-Cast Machine Heads tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Harley Benton MS-60
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang

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Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang
Playability 75
Sound 70
Build quality 62
Value for money 79
Overall Score 69
  • From Fender Squier's 2018 Classic Vibe series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang
  • Bone Nut
  • Phase Out Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

6. Fender Player Mustang

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Fender Player Mustang
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 60
Value for money 74
Overall Score 69
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Pau Ferro fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Mustang Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Mustang Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Player Mustang
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

7. Fender Player Mustang 90

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Fender Player Mustang 90
Playability 73
Sound 73
Build quality 60
Value for money 74
Overall Score 69
  • From Fender's 2018 Player series
  • Made in Mexico
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Mustang MP-90 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Player Mustang 90
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

8. Fender Squier Paranormal Cyclone

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Fender Squier Paranormal Cyclone
Playability 73
Sound 71
Build quality 60
Value for money 78
Overall Score 68
  • From Fender Squier's 2020 Paranormal series
  • Made in China
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Single Coil/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • C Shape Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Narrow Tall frets
  • Vintage-Style tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Paranormal Cyclone
  • Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Killswitch Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

9. Fender Squier Bullet Mustang HH

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Fender Squier Bullet Mustang HH
Playability 77
Sound 63
Build quality 57
Value for money 81
Overall Score 66
  • From Fender Squier's 2017 Bullet series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Poplar body
  • Maple neck
  • Indian Laurel fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Standard Humbucking (Humbucker/Passive)
  • 6-Saddle Hardtail bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Modern C Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Medium Jumbo frets
  • Standard Cast/Sealed tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Fender Squier Bullet Mustang HH
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Expensive Woods
  • No High-Quality Nut
  • No Top Brand Pickups
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock