Totally straight, no excuses, 100% original, 1962 Fender Stratocaster in rare and desirable, custom colour Fiesta Red. Quite some guitar...
If you are looking for a pre-CBS Fiesta Red Strat then this is how you should be buying one. No funny business, no issues, original solder, original finish with no dodgy sunburst undercoats and everything totally correct and NO, not a Selmer refin.
We do not see these every day and to find an all original one here is Europe is a rare sight indeed.
This is a beautiful, original guitar with not a single solder joint disturbed, correct hardware, frets, brown tolex case, All three totally original pickups ring with classic, black bottom, pre-CBS, bell like loveliness and are all strong and perfectly balanced. In fact this is everything you want and expect, a classic vintage Strat to be. It probably does not get much better than this in 60’s Stratland.
Medium chunky C profile neck with just the perfect amount of moderate wear on the back of the neck to feel as comfortable as your favourite leather glove. Completely crack free, original green guard which has perfectly matched, aged plastic parts. There is not a thing out of place on this uber cool Strat.
It does have a few dings and dongs here and there and there is some checking on the front in places and a bit more on the back. There is also some paint flaked off the inside of the upper horn (see pictures) but overall I would say this is a very excellent condition guitar and a prime candidate to be the centre piece of a classic guitar collection. There are no touch ups anywhere on the guitar and it black lights perfectly.
Neck date is October 62, all three pots date to 32nd week of 62 and serial number, with a perfectly book matched neck plate, is 88555 which is mid late 1962. The number match on this guitar could not be more perfect and I am willing to bet that not a thing has been changed on this Strat from new.
This guitar represents to a lot of folks out there, a dream guitar and considering it is rare to find one as original as this one is, it may not hang around for too long. In fact we think it is one of the nicest Strats we have had for a while both in the playing, sounding department and without any doubt, in the eye candy department. Come down and try it out in our new showrooms…
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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Mobile: 07842 001007
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