We present an all original 1964 pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster in its original and rare Candy Apple Red finish.
This is a prime example of why these early pre-CBS Fenders are so coveted. A beautiful Custom Color guitar that is close to near mint. The Stratocaster is crazy clean with only few nicks and dings and other minor cometic wear. A pristine and gorgeous maple neck. Medium c-shape profile with beautiful dark curved (veneer) rosewood fretboard with clay dots. It’s set up as a super fast and easy player. The green pickguard is perfect with no cracks or any breaks. The original frets and nut is like new with plenty of life left.
The grey bottom pickups are very strong and balanced. They are warm and clear with a lively tone, woody and glassy at the same time, with a perfect balance between the set. This guitar is so amazing and a super rare piece of history as well as a top collector piece and notch player!
It comes complete with the original hardshell case, whammy bar, ashtray, coil cable, strap and polish cloth.
Pickups and the electronics/wiring are untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Neck date: July 1964
Pots dated: 22rd week of 1964
Neck pickup: 6.3 kOhm
Middle pickup: 6.5 kOhm
Bridge pickup: 6.6 kOhm
Weight: 3.4 kilograms