“Ravaged by floods and fires, but back from the dead”: The 'Methstang' is the most heavily trashed vintage Mustang we've ever seen – and it's been miraculously restored

1966 Fender Mustang
(Image credit: Red_stick_guitarandamp Instagram / Not A Luthier YouTube)

We at Guitar World love a guitar repair story, but few revamps have been as dramatic as this one – someone has resurrected a 1966 Fender Mustang that looked more like a zombie than a musical instrument when it was found.

The electric guitar was originally sourced by @red_stick_guitarandamp on Instagram, who saw it on Craigslist. YouTuber Levon Campbell, who runs the Not A Luthier channel, then got hold of the six-string to pull off a miraculous restoration. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.