Beautiful 1963 Fender Stratocaster in extraordinarily clean condition with nice'63 fatter neck. Finish - both neck and body are original and in fantastic condition with slight lacquer checking and some playwear on the neck. Decal is particularly well preserved.Electronics - pickups, pots, capacitor, 3-way switch and majority of the wiring and solder joints (see below for further details). DC resistance is: Bridge - 5.78, Middle - 6.08, Neck - 5.60. Hardware - neck plate, tremolo block, bridge, saddles (super clean and seemingly always played with included bridge cover), tremolo arm, single line Kluson tuners, string tree, jack socket, strap buttons and (I would be prepared to bet) every screw. Frets - recent professional vintage correct refret by Huw Price (see video of this exact job by searching Youtube for the'Tone Twins TV' channel). Finger board had some small divots in the cowboy positions which have been professionally filled (see video mentioned above). Pickguard - Lashing celluloid guard (lightly aged to match original) on the guitar, original in excellent condition with Jag switch is in the case and can be used (see pics) - has shrunk slightly as is common.
4 x short lengths of cloth wire - required when removing the Jaguar switch wiring (the originals were presumably discarded when the switch was added). Pot dates: 47th week of 1963. Selmer guitar case and strap, serial numbered Fender instruction booklet, 60s wiring diagram (showing original wiring before the switch was installed - this was followed to put it back to stock), original pickguard and Jaguar switch assembly, removed original frets.
The guitar has had one owner from new (two if you include me) and is in beautiful condition. In the late 60s, the original owner has a Jaguar switch installed. This required a routing in the body, aluminium shield and pickguard.Being a purist, I removed the switch, fitted an aged Lashing celluloid pickguard, block-filled the body route and repaired the aluminium shield. If you wanted to put the Jag switch in you could - its all in the case! Very clean vintage guitar - small area of play wear on the upper horn, small amount of play wear on the back of the neck, otherwise in excellent original condition. Has had a recent professional refret which included some filling of fingerboard divots. I could also potentially deliver depending on distances. If you require any further information or photos please just ask.
The item "1963 Pre-CBS Vintage Fender Stratocaster with Case, candy, original finish" is in sale since Sunday, October 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "davyjoneslockker" and is located in Cheltenham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, North, South, or Latin America, European Union member countries.