1962 slab board Fender Stratocaster (refin)

1962 slab board Fender Stratocaster (refin)

Fender |  1962strat  |  1 in stock

A superb playing and sounding, slab board, red Strat in mighty fine condition that is priced at £35,000 less than the last red '62 Strat we sold a couple of weeks ago...

This product is currently on hold.

Here’s a nicely priced 1962, slab board Fender Stratocaster that has had a refin and a few changed parts to make it a superb guitar (both playing and looks wise) with a nice thick slab that will not break the bank…

Refinished, probably around 20 years ago in red - darker than Fiesta red but not as deep as Dakota red. Both body and neck have been refinished. Tuners have either been changed for modern Klusons or the originals have been re-plated as the PAT numbers are visible on the underside, Saddles are excellent quality repros and trem arm and block are newer.

Now to the good bits - Pick guard is a superb condition original nitrate guard with no cracks or repairs anywhere. Metal shield is missing but someone has glued some aluminium foil underneath to compensate for this. All plastic is correct and neatly match the patina of the pickguard. All three pickups are correct black bottom pre-CBS but the middle one has been rewound. 2 of the pots are original dated late 1961, as is the cap but the volume pot has been changed for a later one.

This is a well setup vintage Strat that plays superbly well and has that classic pre-CBS slab board tone across all three pickups. It also happens to look the part if you like red Strats and we know a lot of people out there seem to.

We think, like a few of these we have seen, a previous owner wanted to keep his Strat looking immaculate hence the refin, replaced parts etc. He/she even went to the trouble of either re-plating or replacing some of the screws to keep it looking pristine so if that is your thing, you will not be disappointed with this fine guitar. If you prefer a more relic style then just just go out and play it as much as you can - you will not be disappointed…!

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At a glance

Model: Stratocaster
Year: 1962
Finish: Red

Modifications: Body refinished, new 5 way switch, tuners, some screws replaced
Repairs: Some wiring corrected
Weight: 3.39 Kg

Fingerboard: Slab-board Rosewood
Tuners: Kluson single line PAT Number

Pickups: 3 x Correct single-coil
Hardware: Chrome
Neck Profile: Medium C
Pots: 2 x Correct CTS, 1 replacement




We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed by appointment only and tried out 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 Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn

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