1960 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Red Refin + HSC

1960 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Red Refin + HSC

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A superb, slab board Fender Strat in fiesta red with a good body refin and an overspray on the neck. Priced around half what an original finish sunburst slab Strat sells for these days...

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Slab board, early 1960 Fender Stratocaster, body only refinish by Dave Dearnaley.

Very light weight, and a joy to play with three totally original, classic 1960 black bottom pre-CBS pickups that chime with bell quality that’s a hallmark of these early 60s guitars.

The Fiesta finish has been well done, aged appropriately with some light relicing, we were told it was originally fiesta but unfortunately there is no sign of the previous finish so we cannot verify this. The neck has the original finish underneath a coat of clear coat overspray.

Tuners are double line Kluson but all other hardware is correct aside from some saddle adjustment screws that are newer than the others. Pickups are all original formvar windings and all electrics are correct apart from the modern 5 way switch. Some solder joints have been reflowed though this has been kept to a minimum. All pots are all dated week 20 of 1960, neck has is dated August of 1960 and serial number is around mid 1960.

Beautiful player too with a slim, fast neck that is a real joy to handle. It has been refretted (probably more than once) but the ones on there are in good condition as is the fretboard.

The guitar comes with a newer Fender hardshell case.

As with most of these early 60’s Strats, this guitar plays and sounds totally fantastic - this one really does! Pickups are wonderfully balanced and has all the range of tones you’d expect with the added easy access to those fated ‘in-between’ sounds.

Come and try it out. I can pretty much guarantee you will not be disappointed and like us, you will fall in love with it at first sight…

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At a glance

Model: Stratocaster
Year: 1960
Finish: Fiesta red

Modifications: Refinished body only, refret, neck has clear overspray
Repairs: 5 way switch, some saddle adjustment screws changed
Weight: 3.50 Kg

Case: Hardshell case
Fingerboard: Rosewood Slab-board
Tuners: Kluson Double Line

Pickups: 3 x Correct Black Bottom Single Coil
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 3 x Correct 250k CTS




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