The maple neck has a medium C shaped profile that has a bit more depth and roundness to the profile in the higher registers of the fretboard than you traditionally expect in a Strat from this particular year. The gloss nitro lacquer on the profile also has very light and consistent palm wear down to the smooth, bare maple, making for a quick and effortless playing experience. The Brazilian rosewood slab fretboard sports original clay dots and a recent professional refret with 6105 fretwire which has the same width as vintage wire, yet with a bit more height and crown for longer fret life and easy bending. The new frets show virtually no signs of use and.There is only a touch of wear into the rosewood itself beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The fretboard retains its original 7 1/4" radius, and a new bone nut has been carved measuring 1 5/8" in width. On the headstock, the original single line Kluson Deluxe tuning machines and a flawless Stratocaster logo are present. The heel of the neck has all of the original markings with a clear and unfaded "2May62B" noting the model (2 for Stratocaster), year and month of production, and "B" (1 5/8) nut width. On the body, all of the electronics work as they should with a trio of black bobbin pickups mated to the original Switchcraft three-way toggle and original Stackpole 250k pots.
The pots date to the 18th week of 1962, and the pickguard shield is signed by "Aurora, " the Fender employee who wired this guitar a half century ago. The mint green pickguard is one of the nicest examples we've ever seen with zero cracks, sparingly little shrinkage, and a nice saturation of the mint color. The vibrato unit is 100% stock and complete with pat. Pending saddles and the original vibrato arm. Currently utilizing four springs, the vibrato actuates very easily, with a notable touch sensitive response and stability.
From quick flutters to more drastic dives, this vibrato unit works just as designed and the trem block is an integral part of a Strat's sustain and tonal character. The guitar retains its original nitro lacquer three-tone Sunburst finish, with sparingly little aging and a prominent central red ring to the burst. The finish shows zero touchup or overspray and is remarkably vibrant. Cosmetic wear is limited to s.
Ome light pick scuffing above the waist of the guard on the bass side, as well as a few small finish chips on the bass side lower bout edge where the forearm crosses the top. There are a few requisite small nicks and scuffs as well, along with patina on the bridge saddles, but as the photos show, this guitar will delight the most discerning collectors. This is truly a fantastic Strat in every sense of the word, and the black bobbin pickups resonating through an old alder body and Brazilian rosewood board is truly something to behold. The strong acoustic character of the instrument translates perfectly through your favorite Tweed or Blackface amp, and this Strat chimes and sparkles with the best.
Very original, meticulously examined and ready to be played, this Strat is not to be missed! The original brown tolex hardshell case is included and in great shape, along with the original chrome "ashtray" bridge cover and black leather strap. The original leather ends are intact with only light wear, and all the latches still close securely. The stock leather handle is also present and only lightly worn, and the orange interior is clean. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1962 Fender Stratocaster Pre-CBS Vintage Electric Guitar Collector-Grade withohc" is in sale since Thursday, June 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".
The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.