Original neck finish, headstock logo, & frets. Neck plate serial number L776XX. Original hard case included (original leather strap and 2 extra springs in the case are included too). This is NOT a Custom Shop or a reissue guitar, it is an original made in 1965 Fender Stratocaster.Not because I want to, but because I'm in a situation where I need to... This is an amazing old Stratocaster with amazing feel and tone and I hate to have to let it go, but here it is.
It has a few issues that might not make this a serious collector's guitar, but it's without a doubt a player's dream! The finish, body, and neck are original down to the original headstock decal logo and the guitar has been played so it has ware.
The bridge is original except the actual saddles However, they are an authentic Fender USA PAT. A previous owner in the mid 1970's decided to do some "customizing", routed under the bridge and middle pickups and also under the pickguard to install a switch (please see photos). They drilled a hole into the original pickguard so the pickguard is reissue, but the shielding plate is original. They swapped the original electronics with 1974 dated Stratocaster pots and a 5-way switch.At one point the neck had a set of modern tuners installed, but the original Kluson tuners were included when I got the guitar so I put them back on. The case is original, but the Fender logo is missing from the lid. All three of the latches do open / close properly and the outer two latches still even "spring" open. Overall a very nice, mostly original "L" series Fender Stratocaster. Any questions, let me know!
Feedback - Usually left about once a week. The item "1965 Fender Stratocaster Original Pre-CBS 60's Vintage Strat Electric Guitar" is in sale since Monday, November 12, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "redhouseguitar" and is located in Allen, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.