1964 Fender Stratocaster body only refin + HSC

1964 Fender Stratocaster body only refin + HSC

Fender |  64stratrefin  |  1 in stock_level
£12,995

A high quality nitro refin and a five way switch are pretty much the only issues or modifications to this nice, good sized neck 64 Strat...

Don’t let the refinish put you off, there is a lot of guitar here. The spirit of this early/mid 1964 Fender Stratocaster lives on.

The body only has been very nicely refinished in nitro and as you can see from the pictures, a good job has been done at replicating the sunburst of the period. No attempt has been made to relic the finish but this will undoubtedly happen over time! The neck has original finish but a fair amount of it has been worn away or lightly rubbed off on the back of the neck to make it feel smooth.

The frets are in good condition and have plenty of life left. The fretboard is in good shape free of any real wear. The hardware is correct and shows signs of corrosion but all of it works really well, pickguard and plastics are very nicely unfaded. As it is an early/mid ‘64 it still has the chunkyish neck that only happens on Strats during 63 and part of 64. A fair few people seek these guitars out.

The plastics are correct and as you’d expect show minor signs of usage, while electronically all is all correct with the exception of the addition of a five way switch. A couple of the the solder joints have been disturbed as you would expect for a refin. There is signs of old shielding paint in the cavities, some of which has been removed and an extra ground wire that looks like it connected to the shielding paint. We can remove this free of charge is so desired.

The guitar comes with a later black tolex hardshell Fender case.

This guitar does what you’d expect an early 60’s Strat to do. The original date stamped, 1964 black bottom pickups provide a warm tone across all positions, with that five way switch providing easy access to those great in-between sounds that have become so well known today.

This is a great guitar thats been sympathetically refinished to a very high standard that retained all the important features to make it not only a great instrument but a worthy investment for the tone-hound looking for that illusive sound…

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At a glance

Model: Fender Stratocaster
Year: 1964
Finish: Refinished Sunburst

Modifications: Refin, 5 way switch, old shielding paint with extra ground wire
Repairs: None
Weight: 3.34 Kg

Case: Later 70's Fender case
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Tuners: Correct Kluson Single Line

Pickups: Original black bottom 1964 dated
Hardware: Correct chrome
Neck Profile: mid chunky C
Pots: CTS dated 44th week of 1963

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