1963 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Red + OHSC

1963 Fender Stratocaster Fiesta Red + OHSC

Fender |  1963fiestastrat

A superb, zero issues 1963 Fender Stratocaster in Custom Colour fiesta red. This one has the real nice, slightly chunky 63 neck profile and will probably not look too shabby in any collection or stage...

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100% no issues fiesta red Strat from early 1963 with original brown hard case. If you are looking for a pre-CBS Custom Colour 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 a great deal better than this in 60’s Stratland.

Medium chunkyish 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 edge wear (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 March 63, all three pots date to 15th week of 63 and serial number, with a perfectly book matched neck plate, is 97918 which is early mid 63. 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 with all the other lush stuff we have here…

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At a glance

Model: Stratocaster
Year: 1963
Finish: Original Fiesta Red

Modifications: None
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.51 Kg

Case: Correct Brwn Tolex
Fingerboard: Rosewood Veneer
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line

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




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