FENDER MUSTANG (WHITE)
   
Used by Thurston: 1987-1999

  • 1987 -- GGDDD#D# (Cotton Crown, Stereo Sanctity, Brother James)
  • 1988 -- ACCGG#C (Silver Rocket video)
  • 1989 -- GGDDD#D# (The Wonder, Hyperstation)
  • 1990 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross)
  • 1991 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross)
  • 1992 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross, Drunken Butterfly)
  • 1993 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross, Drunken Butterfly)
  • 1994 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia)
  • 1995 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross, Skip Tracer)
  • 1996 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross, Skip Tracer)
  • 1999 -- F#F#GGAA (Schizophrenia, Tom Violence, White Kross)

    NOTES:

  • Previously listed as "Fender Duo Sonic", the general consensus amongst experts is that this was in fact a Mustang, based on the neck, tremolo, and other minor details. It's been uniquely modified with a third pickup, probably before the band acquired it. Based on the identifying elements of the body, neck, and hardware, it was pieced together from various parts (the body and neck are 60s, the serial # is 70s). It was Thurston's GDD# guitar for a few years, then F#GA. Like Lee's Thinline Tele Deluxe, the Mustang remained in the F#GA tuning for nearly a decade, before it was stolen in July 1999.
  • Gauges: .046 .046 .026 .022 .017 .017 (F#GA)
  • White body, pre-'69 slab
  • 3 single coil pickups
  • 22-fret neck, late '65 to mid '66, CBS style headstock
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Blue pickguard
  • 2 knobs
  • 2 switches removed
  • 1 slider
  • Circular Astro Boy "People Start Pollution, People Can Stop It" sticker
  • Rectangular yellow "Sisters Are Getting Pissed!" sticker
  • Serial # -- 626923
  • Used by Thurston in "Silver Rocket" & "Candle" videos
  • Listed as "White" on '90 set lists.
  • Listed as "DUO" on '95 set lists.
  • Listed as "DUOSONIC" on '99 set lists.

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