Very early 1967 Fender Stratocaster in mighty fine condition...
Stunning 1967 Fender Stratocaster anyone?
This is a stunning and rare 1967 Fender Stratocaster that is gorgeous, in original case and with some cool case candy.
In case you were not aware, 1967 Stratocasters are pretty rare. 1967 was the least popular year for the CBS Strat and had the lowest production figures of any CBS year. A year or two later this was all to change largely thanks to a certain Mr James Marshall Hendrix…
We often see and seek out guitars here at ATB that defy all expectations and this one is no exception. The finish is stunning and has kept that deep nitro gloss that really accentuates the colours within the sunburst. The few very small and very minor dinks along the edge of the instrument are the only signs that this guitar has very been out of the case.
The neck too has retained its high gloss finish and the headstock has only a few very minor knocks. The frets show a little sign of use but not very much and the rosewood ‘board’ is first rate. On the back, you can see some signs of play wear and this is the only reason we are not describing this superb guitar as near MINT.
The plastics as well as the finish have hardly faded at all, just look at the pics. The electronics are all correct, there are two black bottom pickups, commonly seen during 1967, plus a grey bottom pickup dated January 1967. Serial number dates to early 67 and with an October 66 neck date this guitar would have started its evolution in 1966 with final assembly and shipment from the factory in early 1967. All of the solder joints look untouched apart form one on the volume pot which looks may have been an extra ground wire added at some point.
The guitar comes with its correct Black Tolex case which like the guitar is in mighty fine condition and all the case candy you see pictured, including some cool looking polish.
Many of those classic Strat tones live in these mid-60’s guitars and the grey bottom pickups. These guitars really deliver a fantastic tone that hasn’t yet drifted too far towards the thinner end of the spectrum and still retains some of the fullness of the earlier incarnation Fender singe coils.
Its getting increasingly harder to find instruments in this condition and even harder to find one from 1967 so when we do find one its always a joy. You get to glimpse how the instrument should have looked when it was first hanging in a shop window. We do not think this is going to last long so don’t rabbit just grabbit before it gets away..!
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed and tried out through a variety of vintage amplifiers, by appointment only, 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 Kingdom
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