Up for sale is an exceptional 1966 Fender Stratocaster in a classic unfaded sunburst finish, presented in near mint condition and accompanied by its original case, trem arm, bridge cover and polishing cloth.
This vintage guitar is a true collector's item, showcasing the impeccable craftsmanship and timeless design that have made Fender instruments legendary. The sleek, contoured body is crafted from premium alder wood and finished in a stunning unfaded sunburst, which has hardly aged at all over the years and looks like it is a 2 year old guitar and not a 57 year old!
The guitar's maple neck features a curved rosewood fingerboard with a comfortable "C" shape and 21 vintage-style original frets with zero wear on them and the fingerboard, providing a smooth and easy playing experience. The iconic Fender transitional decal is in immaculate condition serving as a testament to the instrument's quality, pedigree and they way this has been cared for.
The guitar's electronics are in pristine condition, with all original components and wiring intact with no disturbed solder. Three vintage-style single-coil pickups (black bottoms as well - these are sometimes seen during 1966-67) deliver the signature Stratocaster tone, ranging from bright and jangly to warm and full-bodied. The guitar's original tremolo system and tuners are also in top-notch working order, allowing for precise and expressive playing.
This Stratocaster is presented in near mint condition, with only minor signs of wear consistent with its age. There is a slight clear coat mark on the back which can probably be polished out and one of its previous owners has engraved his social security number just below the tuners and on the neck plate. At least you can be sure of this neck belongs to this body! The guitar's original case is also included, adding to its value and collectibility.
Overall, this 1966 Fender Stratocaster is a rare and exceptional find, probably the best we have seen for a very long time, offering both stunning vintage aesthetics and impeccable playability. Whether you're a collector, musician, or simply a lover of classic Fender guitars, this instrument is sure to impress.