Fender Mustang GTX100 review

A modeling combo with all mod cons and a footswitch that makes it ideal for performance

Fender Mustang GTX100
(Image: © Fender)

Guitar World Verdict

At an outstanding value, the Fender Mustang GTX100 is a powerful tool for live performance and recording applications where users need a wide variety of first class tones and effects.


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    Comprehensive range of tones, from vintage to modern.

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    Excellent build and speaker.

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    Value for money.

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    The included GTX-7 footswitch controller is superb.


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In vintage Fender vernacular, “Mustang” is synonymous with “student model,” which to most guitarists also means “basic features,” “competent-but-limited performance” and “affordable.” 

This certainly applied to Fender’s Mustang-branded guitars and basses of the '60s through the '90s. However, when Fender introduced its first Mustang amps in 2010, which featured digital modeling technology, “Mustang” took on entirely new definitions, still meaning “affordable” along with “outstanding bang-for-the-buck,” “versatile” and “powerful.” 

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Chris Gill

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.