There s nothing quite as iconic as a well worn, slab board Fender Strat and boy, this lightweight beauty is one hell of a player with classic tones to match...
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Slab board, early 1960 Fender Stratocaster in wonderfully worn in condition featuring that charming shade of sunburst you only get on 1959 - early ‘62 Stratocasters.
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.
Finish has faded to this beautiful two tone sunburst, due to the weak red hue that Fender used during this period, one of the nicest looking sunburst of any vintage Stratocaster. The many marks really set this guitar apart and its fast become a firm favourite here in the showroom - just look at it… its like a classic pair of well worn and loved jeans and as comfortable to play as these would be to wear too.
All hardware is totally correct and is in good condition considering. Pickups are all original formvar windings and all electrics are correct aside from the capacitor which is a Luxe repro phone book type. Pots are all dated week 29 of 1959, neck has no date as was the case in mid 59 to early 1960 and serial number dates to early 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 its correct early 1960/ late ‘59 Tweed hardshell case which like the guitar, is nicely worn.
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…
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed, tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers and purchased, by appointment at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment please) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom
Landline: 01242 697607
Mobile (please try landline first): 07842 001007
Overseas: +44 (0)1242 697607