Fender Artist Ben Gibbard Mustang Maple Fingerboard Natural (478)
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.
Body Finish:Gloss Polyester Body Material:Chambered Ash Body Shape:Mustang Bridge Pickup:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang Bridge:6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo Case/Gig Bag:Gig Bag Configuration:SS Control Knobs:Black Plastic Controls:Master Volume Fingerboard Material:Maple Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm) Fret Size:Medium Jumbo Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome Middle Pickup:None Neck Finish:Gloss Urethane Neck Material:Maple Neck Pickup:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang Neck Shape:Modern "C" Number of Frets:22 Nut Material:Synthetic Bone Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm) Orientation:Right-Hand Pickguard:3-Ply Black/White/Black Position Inlays:Black Dot Special Electronics:None Switching:3-Position Rotary: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise), Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle), Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise) Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style with Fender Logo