1961 Fender Stratocaster slab-board + OHSC

1961 Fender Stratocaster slab-board + OHSC

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Superb and classic 1961 Fender Stratocaster with that beautiful shade of faded red sunburst only seen for a few years during this period. Comes with Correct brown case in very nice condition too...

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Very early, slab board, 1961 Fender Stratocaster in gorgeous condition featuring that charming shade of sunburst you only get on 1959 - early ‘62 Stratocasters. All original except a light clear overspray on the face of the headstock only, probably designed to protect the original decal.

Very light weight, and a joy to play with three totally original, classic 1961 black bottom pre-CBS pickups that chime with bell like, wholesome Stat goodliness and are everything you could ask for, for a classic, pre-CBS Strat sound.

Finish has faded to this beautiful, almost two tone sunburst, due to the weak red part of the sunburst Fender used during this period. In my opinion, the result is one of the nicest looking sunburst you can get on vintage Strats. It is in excellent condition too with just a few minor marks and dings here and there. Neck has very little wear and even the case is in great condition too.

All hardware is totally correct and all electrics have original virgin, solder joints including the jack socket so you can be sure it has not been messed with. Neck date is a nice, early Jan 1961 and all pots date to late 1960 so we have a true a crossover 1960/61 Strat here. Original green guard is in crack free condition too.

Beautiful player too with a slim, fast neck that is a real joy to handle. Frets are in good condition and it is one of our shop favourites at the moment.

Come and try it out. I can pretty much guarantee you will not be disappointed…

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At a glance

Model: Stratocaster
Year: 1961
Finish: Sunburst

Modifications: Light overspray on headstock face only
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.4 Kg

Case: Correct FenderBrown Tolex
Fingerboard: Rosewood Slab-board
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single line

Pickups: 3 x correct Black Bottom Pickups
Hardware: Correct Chrome
Neck Profile: Slim C
Pots: 3 x Correct 250k CTS 34th week 1960




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

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ATB Guitars, 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdom