The Mustang is a fairly simple instrument, either in design or in the game, one quickly feels comfortable. the short scale is ideal if you have small fingers, rosewood fingerboard is slightly rounded and fairly thin frets. the weight is reasonable. vibrato works well and the guitar is still given when using a pulling hard enough. I use 11/52. mustang two for the price of one (if you look at the price of opportunity in France). it was time that I was looking for a second guitar and finally I found the same so even handle and even sound. at least that's what I thought: the fender "natural" is frène and "silver" is alder. suddenly they have their own personality.
The mustang, not change the microphone during a game like with a Stratocaster or Telecaster: unless you change the wiring, it will make do. I mainly use the one and clear sound bridge pickup is close to a telecaster, arpeggios sound good with these guitars (that said, with two microphones, the phase out of position is really good for arpeggios and neck pickup only in his clear, is similar to that of a Stratocaster). chords sound great too. to the crunch I use an old mxr distortion + germanium with the gain at 10 am and for leads an old Ibanez OD850 overdrive with the gain at the kids, no need to push the single coils have little output level and it quickly becomes draft. I play on a deluxe reverb silverface 1970.
I have owned other fender "affordable" means a telecaster squier jv 1982, a Stratocaster hardtail 1979 and changed quite a strat bullet in 1981, one with the metal pickguard makes easel board, ultra cheap but ultimately not so bad. the important thing is still playing. the Mustang (1964-1981) were entry-level models, but since the grunge fashion of the 90s, the prices have soared and it became anything. guitarists while playing on these guitars did not have the means to play on the high end of the time and turned to those models that offered good customization base to send heavy (humbuckers ...) while maintaining a good 60's design. I think I will keep a long time these guitars.