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.
General Color - Natural Country Of Origin - MX Orientation - Right-Hand Series - Artist
Neck Fingerboard Material - Maple Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm) Neck Finish - Gloss Urethane Neck Material - Maple Neck Shape - Modern "C" Number of Frets - 22 Nut Material - Synthetic Bone Nut Width - 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays - Black Dot Side Dots - Black String Nut - Synthetic Bone
Body Body - Chambered Ash Body Finish - Gloss Polyester Body Material - Chambered Ash Body Shape - Mustang®
Hardware Bridge - 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Mustang Tremolo Control Knobs - Black Plastic Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome Pickguard - 1-Ply Black Strap Buttons - Vintage-Style Strings - Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403 Tuning Machines - Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Electronics Bridge Pickup - Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang® Controls - Master Volume Neck Pickup - Vintage-Style Single-Coil Mustang® Pickup Configuration - SS Switching - 3-Position Rotary: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise), Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle), Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise)
Miscellaneous Commodity Code - 9207901000
Measurements Dimensions - 4.80x15.30x42.30 IN Fret Size - Medium Jumbo Scale Length - 24" (610 mm) Shipping Height - 4.80 IN Shipping Length - 42.30 IN Shipping Weight - 8.75 LB Shipping Width - 15.30 IN