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This late '56 Stratocaster weighs just 7.10 lbs. and has a two-tone sunburst solid alder body, contoured on the back and lower bass bout. One-piece fretted maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a wonderful thick "V" neck profile. Small headstock with decal with Fender "spaghetti" logo in gold with black trim. Three white ABS plastic-covered black-bottom single-coil pickups with staggered polepieces and nice, balanced outputs of 6.14k, 5.79k, and 5.82k. Single-layer white ABS plastic pickguard with eight screws. The neck has a pencil mark of "12-56" and the tremolo cavity has a pencil mark of "6-56". This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. There are a few small surface chips on the edges and some small scratches on the back of the body. There is a light amount of wear to the fretboard which is mainly confined to the first nine frets. The original frets show some light playing wear but have plenty of life left in them. Housed in its original Fender "Tweed" hardshell case with brown leather ends and orange plush lining (9.25).
This late '56 Stratocaster weighs just 7.10 lbs. and has a two-tone sunburst solid alder body, contoured on the back and lower bass bout. One-piece fretted maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a wonderful thick "V" neck profile. Small headstock with decal with Fender "spaghetti" logo in gold with black trim. Three white ABS plastic-covered black-bottom single-coil pickups with staggered polepieces and nice, balanced outputs of 6.14k, 5.79k, and 5.82k. Single-layer white ABS plastic pickguard with eight screws. The neck has a pencil mark of "12-56" and the tremolo cavity has a pencil mark of "6-56". This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. There are a few small surface chips on the edges and some small scratches on the back of the body. There is a light amount of wear to the fretboard which is mainly confined to the first nine frets. The original frets show some light playing wear but have plenty of life left in them. Housed in its original Fender "Tweed" hardshell case with brown leather ends and orange plush lining (9.25).
One of just 32 guitars finished in factory cream - this is one of the very last run of the much loved double cutaway 'Juniors' with rounded horns. Officially marked in the Gibson ledgers as "LP-TV Cream". This exceptionally rare guitar weighs just 6.50 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. One hot black P-90 pickup with an output of 7.77k. Single-ply tortoiseshell pickguard with four screws. Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/stud tailpiece with two adjustment screws. There is a fair amount of belt buckle wear on the back of the guitar and a few small marks on the top and edges of the body, but the top shows really well and so we will still give it an (8.75) excellent plus condition rating. Housed in a later (seventies) Gibson four-latch black hardshell case with purple plush lining (8.75).
One of the last of the single-cut "Les Paul" TV Specials! This super little guitar weighs 7.90 lbs. and has a solid mahogany body with a medium-to-thick profile one-piece mahogany neck. Bound brazilian rosewood fretboard with twenty-two frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Three-in-a-row single-line closed-back Kluson Deluxe strip tuners with white plastic oval buttons. Two perfectly balanced P-90 pickups with outputs of 7.80k and 7.81k.Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/stud tailpiece. A totally original and near mint (9.25) example of this very rare guitar. Housed in an original Gibson custom art and historic black hardshell case with five latches and maroon plush lining.
This totally original and exceptionally fine Les Paul Standard Gold Top weighs just 9.10 lbs. Solid mahogany body with a carved maple top. One-piece mahogany neck with a wonderful medium-to-thick profile and a Brazlian rosewood fretboard with 22 original frets and pearl crown position markers. Two P-90 pickups with outputs of 7.17k and 7.88k. Combination "wrap-under" trapeze tailpiece. One of the very first "Les Paul's" to actually have a serial number, but what is unusual about this particular example is the neck angle, which is just like a late '53 "stop-tail" and therefore makes this a really playable guitar -- truly unusual for a 'Trapeze-Tailpiece' example Housed in its original Gibson brown hardshell case (8.75).
This totally original Les Paul Standard Gold Top weighs just 8.70 lbs. Solid mahogany body with a carved maple top, one-piece mahogany neck with a medium-to-thick thick profile and a nice fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with pearl crown position markers and twenty-two original frets. Two hot P-90 pickups with outputs of 8.38k and 7.58k. Combination "wrap-under" trapeze tailpiece. Overall this fifty-seven year old 'first-year' Les Paul is in totally original (8.75) excellent plus condition. This example is quite unusual in that it has an excellent neck angle - allowing for a very low string action - just like a '53. Original Gibson brown four-latch hardshell case with pink plush lining (8.00).
This forty-eight year old, 13-inch-wide Les Paul SG Standard weighs just 7.20 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid Honduras mahogany body with beveled edges, one-piece mahogany neck with a typical '62 medium thin profile, and rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets. Two original Gibson PAF humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.56k and 7.70k. Four controls plus three-way selector switch, all on lower treble bout. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic non-retainer bridge with metal saddles and Gibson "Sideways" Vibrola tailpiece. All hardware nickel-plated. The rich cherry finish on this guitar is totally unfaded and there is some very typical light finish checking. There are a few very small and insignificant marks/indentations on the back and the edges. There is just one very small mark/indentation on the top - just by the jack input. Otherwise this "last of the Les Pauls" is in as near mint (9.25) condition as one could wish for. Complete with the original "Tune-O-Matic Bridge" instruction sheet. Housed in its original Gibson four-latch "Faultless" black hardshell case with orange plush lining (9.25).
This 15-inch-wide thin-body (2 inches deep) full-size guitar weighs just 6.50 lbs. and has a nice medium-to-thick profile neck with a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Unbound hollow maple body with a "cat's-eye" or slash soundhole, three-piece maple/walnut/maple neck, and a rosewood fretboard with 21 frets and triangular pearl position markers. Three-piece (maple/walnut/maple) with gold opaque plastic logo plate with black lettering. Individual 'single-line' Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons (all stamped "D-169400 / Patent No." on the underside). Two Rickenbacker chrome bar "toaster" pickups with chrome covers and outputs of 7.40k and 7.69k. Two-piece split-level gold lucite pickguard with four screws. Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch, all on lower level of pickguard. Rickenbacker TV style black plastic knobs with gold diamond inlays on top. The potentiometers are stamped "137 848" (CTS December 1958). Rickenbacker bridge and Rickenbacker tailpiece. The serial number "2T 201" (December 1958) is stamped onto the jack plate. This beautiful guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition, with only a few tiny insignificant surface marks and a minuscule amount of belt buckle scarring on the back of the guitar. Housed in its original Rickenbacker silver hardshell case with black leather ends and red plush lining (8.50).
This remarkable custom color 1963 Bass VI weighs in at just 8.80 lbs. Offset asymmetrical solid alder body and matching Sea Foam Green headstock. Maple neck with a medium profile and a veneer Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and clay dot position markers. This guitar has an "A" neck with a nut width of just over 1 1/2 inches and a short bass scale length of 30 inches. Three Jaguar-style pickups with serrated chrome surrounds and outputs of 6.62k, 6.78k, and 6.37k. Two controls (one volume, one tone) and jack input on lower metal plate adjoining pickguard and four two-way pickup selector switches (one for each pickup, the fourth being a 'frequency' switch) all on a metal plate inset into the pickguard. Six-saddle bridge with adjustable mute and separate vibrato tailpiece. The neck is stamped "6 MAY 63A" and the pots are stamped "137 6528" (CTS, July 1965). Complete with the original tremolo arm and bridge cover. This exceptionally rare custom color Bass Vl is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. There is some fine finish checking and a few small and insignificant marks/surface chips on the edges of the body. The Sea-Foam Green color is rich and unfaded. Housed in its original Fender cream hardshell case with black leather ends and burnt orange plush lining (9.00).
of just 272 of the first year Firebird lll model, this guitar weighs just 8.00 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body, mahogany, neck, and bound rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with gold-painted "Gibson" logo on black plastic truss-rod cover. Individual Gibson Banjo-style tuners with rearwards metal tulip-shaped buttons. Two "patent number" mini-humbuckers with outputs of 6.57k and 6.72k. Earliest style three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard (without "Firebird" emblem). Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. Combination bar bridge/tailpiece with pre-set ridges and factory Gibson short Vibrola tailpiece with flat arm. All parts nickel-plated. The pots are dated "137 63 43" (CTS Oct 1963). This is one of the very earliest examples with a two-piece full length neck and a convex heel which blends into the body. Also there is no 'Firebird' emblem on the three-layer plastic pickguard. Housed in the original Gibson black hardshell case with yellow plush lining (8.75).
This incredibly rare 'Polaris White' 'Reverse' Firebird lll guitar weighs just 8.40 lbs. and has a huge nut width of just under 1 3/4 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Neck-through-body construction with two-piece mahogany center section and two glued-on wings. Mahogany neck with a medium profile and bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Individual Kluson Banjo-style tuners with rearwards metal tulip-shaped buttons. Two "patent number" mini-humbuckers with perfectly matched outputs of 6.35k and 6.38k. Three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard with eight screws and "Firebird" emblem engraved in red. Combination bar bridge/tailpiece with pre-set ridges and two adjustable intonation screws. Factory Gibson short Vibrola tailpiece with tubular arm and 'walrus tooth' handle. All parts nickel-plated. This exceptionally rare custom color reverse Firebird is in near mint (9.25) condition. Housed in its original four-latch rectangular black hardshell case with yellow plush lining (8.50).
of just 272 of the first year Firebird lll model, this guitar weighs just 8.00 lbs. and has a nice, fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body, mahogany, neck, and bound rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Headstock with gold-painted "Gibson" logo on black plastic truss-rod cover. Individual Gibson Banjo-style tuners with rearwards metal tulip-shaped buttons. Two "patent number" mini-humbuckers with outputs of 6.57k and 6.72k. Earliest style three-layer (white/black/white) plastic pickguard (without "Firebird" emblem). Four controls (two volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch. Gold plastic bell-shaped knobs with metal tops. Combination bar bridge/tailpiece with pre-set ridges and factory Gibson short Vibrola tailpiece with flat arm. All parts nickel-plated. The pots are dated "137 63 43" (CTS Oct 1963). This is one of the very earliest examples with a two-piece full length neck and a convex heel which blends into the body. Also there is no 'Firebird' emblem on the three-layer plastic pickguard. Housed in the original Gibson black hardshell case with yellow plush lining (8.75).
This Historic Collection Flying V '59 Korina was played extensively by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi between 2002 and 2005. Lightweight Korina body and a thin profile one-piece Korina neck with a rosewood fretboard and 22 frets with pearl dot position markers. Two '57 reissue PAF Humbuckers with outputs of 7.97k and 7.73k. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge and modernistic "V" shaped metal tailpiece. All hardware gold plated. The guitar is inscribed on the top "Richie / Sambora "05" / Everyday Video / Bounce Tour / S.N.L. "05"". Near mint, housed in it's original Gibson black hardshell case. [together with] - the original framed Platinum Award with Platinum Disc for the "Bounce" tour, engraved on the bottom of the frame and signed on the glass in black marker "Richie Sambora "05."" This is a great substitute for players wanting to leave the original at home and use this Historic model Flying V to play a gig. Production is very limited. This is Gibson's highest list price Flying V. These are now nearly as rare as the originals the 2001 List Price was $13,992.
This 1985 pre-production PRS 'Metal' with a black body with custom 'rose' or purple-to-orange stripes was exhibited at NAMM 20. One-piece PRS-shape offset asymmetrical double-cutaway mahogany body with sculptured top. One-piece mahogany glued-in neck with a scale length of 25.50 inches. Single-action truss rod. Back angled three-on-a-side non veneered headstock with gold silk-screened "Paul Reed Smith" signature logo on face. Single-layer black plastic truss-rod cover wiith one screw. Individual Schaller/PRS 'Rotamatic' locking tuners with half-moon metal buttons. Ten inch radiused Brazilian rosewood fretboard with Mother-of-Pearl 'moon' and Abalone dot inlays and 24 jumbo frets. One PRS Standard 'Bass' Humbucker (with "B" engraved on the underside) in the neck position and one PRS Standard 'Treble' Humbucker (with "T" engraved on the underside) in the bridge position with outputs of 7.70k and 9.75k respectively. The pickups are uncovered as usual. One volume control, one five-way rotary pickup selector switch, and one 'mini' two-way 'sweet switch' tone filter. Black plastic barrel-shape "Speed" control knobs. Nickel-plated combined PRS six-saddle bridge and tremolo system. This amazing guitar is in near mint (9.25) condition with just the bare minimum of belt-buckle rash (nothing through the finish) on the back. Housed in the original black hardshell case with black leather ends and black plush lining (9.00).
This very light guitar weighs 6.80 lbs. and has two Melody Maker pickups. Solid mahogany body, one-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with pearl dot inlays. Combination wrap-over bar bridge/tailpiece. Original "alligator" softshell case.
This rare little guitar weighs just 7.20 lbs. Solid mahogany body, one-piece medium profile mahogany neck with a scale length of 22 3/4 inches and a nut width of just over 1 9/16 inches. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 19 original frets and inlaid pearl dot position markers. Single P-90 pickup with a strong output of 7.18k. Combination "wrap-over" bar bridge/stud tailpiece. This is an exceptional example of one of only 222 "three-quarter" Les Paul Juniors shipped in 1957 (compared to 2,959 "full-size" Juniors shipped that year). Housed in the original Gibson brown "alligator" softshell case with brown felt lining (8.50).
Yes, it really is an original PAF ES-295! This incredibly rare guitar weighs just 6.70 lbs. and has a very comfortable nut width of 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Reminiscent of the ES-175, with the same sharp-edged single Florentine cutaway and pearl split-parallelogram inlays, this wonderful guitar has a 16-inch-wide laminated maple body. One-piece mahogany neck with a wonderful thick profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 20 original small frets. Two original 'double-black' PAF humbucker pickups with nicely balanced outputs of 7.43k and 7.62k. All hardware gold-plated. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. There is some light body checking and a little tarnishing to the gold-plated parts, but otherwise, the body is exceptionally clean and the neck remarkably so. This is a totally original, untouched and exceptional example of an extremely rare guitar -- one of about a hundred PAF ES-295s ever made. This actual guitar, which was formerly in the Chinery collection, is featured on p. 87 of The History of the American Guitar from 1833 to the Present Day by Tony Bacon. Housed in the original brown hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00).
This medium weight Les Paul Custom weighs 10.70 lbs. and has a solid mahogany body with a slightly arched top. One-piece mahogany neck with a nice medium profile, a comfortable nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Ebony fretboard with 22 original thin frets and inlaid pearl block position markers. The top of the guitar has seven-ply binding, the back of the guitar has five-ply binding, the headstock has five-ply binding, and the fretboard has single white binding. Headstock with inlaid pearl "Gibson" logo and five-piece pearl split-diamond inlay. Two-layer (black on white) truss-rod cover with "Les Paul Custom" engraved in white. Serial Individual Grover Roto-Matic tuners with half-moon metal buttons. The serial number ("010513") is inked in yellow on the back of the headstock. Three really hot PAF (double-black) humbucking pickups with very strong outputs of 8.16k, 8.14k, and 7.76k. Five-layer (black/white/black/white/black) plastic pickguard. Four controls (two volume, two tone) on lower treble bout plus three-way selector switch on upper bass bout. Black plastic bell-shaped "Bell" knobs. ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic non-retainer bridge with metal saddles and separate stud tailpiece. All hardware gold-plated.The potentiometers are all stamped: "134 6043" (Centralab October 1960). There is some very light belt buckle scarring on the back of the guitar (nothing down to the wood), a small piece of binding (1/2 inch) is missing from the edge of the headstock just above the "G" tuner. There are a couple of surface chips on the edges of the guitar, the most significant being on the treble-horn where there is also a small (3/4 inch) cut. A few tiny surface marks on the front of the guitar, and some very minor tarnishing to the gold-plated hardware. The original frets show little-to-medium wear. That all said, this totally original '60 Custom -- with a neck and a sound to die for -- is certainly one of the finest that we have ever seen. At just over ten-and-a-half pounds It is on the medium-to-heavy side for a Custom - but the extra weight shows most positively in the sound. This is an amazing one-owner guitar in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition and this is the first time that it is being offered for sale. Housed in its original (very worn) Gibson black pebble-grain "black beauty" hardshell case with orange plush lining (7.50).
What an opportunity - an original 1954 Stratocaster that went back to the Fender factory in 1963 to have the neck refinished and to be re-bodied in Lake Placid Blue. All of the original 1954 electronics including the pickups, potentiometers and wiring have been retained. This wonderful solid alder body guitar weighs 7.50 lbs. One piece maple neck (dated "TG[Tadeo Gomez]-7-54"] with a medium to thick profile, 21 medium-to-thin frets and black dot position markers. Three original 1954 Strat pickups with outputs of 6.15k, 5.52k, and 6.12k. This guitar is in near mint condition. Housed in the original 1963 Fender 'brown' hardshell case with dark orange plush lining (8.50).
This is one of the the lightest Stratocasters that we have ever seen -- it weighs just 6.70 lbs. and has a nice fat nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a medium neck profile, and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. One-piece alder body, contoured on back and lower bass bout, maple neck, and veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 frets and pearloid dot position markers. Small headstock with "transition" logo. Single "butterfly'"string tree. Individual "two-line" Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons (stamped inside "D-169400 / Patent No"). Neckplate with four screws and serial number ("L71636") at the top. Three white plastic-covered staggered-height pole pickups with balanced outputs of 6.15k, 5.58k, and 5.54k. Three-layer white plastic "green" pickguard with eleven screws. Three white plastic knobs (one volume and two tone) plus three-way selector switch. Six-pivot bridge unit with through-body stringing. The end of the neck is stamped "2APR65BC", the pickups are all dated "5-3-65," and the pots are dated "1376514" (CTS, April 1965). There is a moderate amount of belt buckle wear on the back, some surface wear on the back of the neck, an area of wear on the top where the player's arm has rested, a few marks on the sides, and some light lacquer checking. There is a very small split in the pickguard by the bass side adjustment screw of the neck pickup, and also a former owner has very neatly enlarged the half-moon cutout on the pickguard between the bass pickup and the neck to allow better access to the truss-rod adjustment screw. The frets are original and have plenty of life left in them. Inside the control cavity are the letters "C.Y.4 /?" which are burned into the body with a soldering iron tip at the Fender factory. This type of marking was usually burnt into the top of the body under the pickguard to signify a factory re-visit for adjustment/repair or a custom-color re-finish. We have never seen these letters burnt into the control cavity before, and can only assume that it meant something to the original Fender employee that assembled the guitar. The finish is certainly all original and this guitar is a wonderful example, totally original, and a fantastic player. Housed in it's original Fender black hardshell case with dark orange plush lining.

The Stratocaster was launched in 1954 -- samples around May and June were followed by the first production run in October - and it was priced at $249.50 (or $229.50) without vibrato. This new Fender guitar was the first solid body electric with three pickups (Gibson's electric acoustic ES-5, introduced five years earlier, had been the first overall). The Stratocaster also featured a newly designed built-in vibrato unit (erroneously called a "tremolo" by Fender and many others since), to provide pitch-bending and shimmering chordal effects for the player. This was the first self-contained vibrato unit: an adjustable bridge, tailpiece, and vibrato system all in one. Not a simple mechanism for the time, but a reasonably effective one. Fender's new Stratocaster vibrato also had six bridge-pieces, one for each string, adjustable for height and length. The Stratocaster came with a radically sleek, solid body, based on the shape of the earlier Fender Precision Bass, contoured for the player's comfort, and with a yellow-to-black sunburst finish. Even the jack socket mounting was new, recessed in a stylish plate on the body face. The Fender Stratocaster looked like no other guitar around -- and in some ways seemed to owe more to the contemporary automobile design than traditional guitar forms, especially in the flowing, sensual curves of that beautifully proportioned, timeless body.
This magnificent fifty year old Les Paul Standard 'Burst' weighs just 9.50 lbs. and has nice, fat nut width of 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Solid mahogany body with a beautiful medium-flame, wiggly, tight pinstripe, Cherryburst solid carved maple top which has uniformly faded to a wonderful shade of "Ice Tea" One-piece mahogany neck with that oh so perfect '59 profile. Brazilian rosewood fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets. Inlaid pearl trapezoid (crown) position markers. Two PAF humbucker pickups (double-black) with outputs of 7.86k and 7.78k.
This 'first-run' Les Paul Jimmy Page Signature guitar weighs just 8.90 lbs. and has a nice fat nut width of just over 1 11/16 inches and a standard Gibson scale length of 24 3/4 inches. Just like Jimmy Page's original '59 guitar, the neck is thick at the nut and at the neck heel, like a typical 1959 Les Paul, but it tapers to a super-slim depth in the middle. Solid mahogany body with a nice 'tiger-stripe' two-piece carved maple top with single-ply cream binding. One-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fretboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets and inlaid pearl trapezoid position markers. Two Gibson Ceramic Magnet Humbuckers.
This custom-built double-neck (conventional six-string neck in the lower position combined with a twelve-string neck weighs 11.20 lbs. Two three-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany necks, both with a wide nut width of over 1 11/16 inches and a medium-to-thick profile. Four "T-Top" humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.41k and 7.33k on the six-string guitar and outputs of 7.25k and 7.25k on the twelve-string guitar. One of just 334 guitars built in 1975 when the model was re-introduced (having been discontinued in 1969). An exceptionally fine example in (9.00) condition. Housed in the original Gibson black rectangular hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00).
This custom-built double-neck (conventional six-string neck in the lower position combined with a twelve-string neck weighs 11.20 lbs. Two three-piece Mahogany/Maple/Mahogany necks, both with a wide nut width of over 1 11/16 inches and a medium-to-thick profile. Four "T-Top" humbucking pickups with outputs of 7.43k and 7.30k on the six-string guitar and outputs of 7.57k and 7.12k on the twelve-string guitar. One of just 334 guitars built in 1975 when the model was re-introduced (having been discontinued in 1969). Housed in the original Gibson black rectangular hardshell case with purple plush lining (9.00).
This 'composite' "V" neck mid '57 Stratocaster has had it's body expertly re-finished in black by master luthier Scott Lentz. This fantastic guitar weighs 8.00 lbs. exactly and has a solid alder body and a one-piece fretted maple neck with a super deep 'V' profile and a nut width of 1 11/16 inches. The neck has a pencil mark of "7-57" and the tremolo cavity has a pencil mark of "8/55". Three pickups with outputs of 5.91k, 6.11k, and 6.44k. Six-pivot bridge/vibrato unit. Housed in a modern TKL black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.50). Apart from the potentiometers (which are dated 1966) all of the parts are original.
This very early re-fin Daphne Blue pre-CBS "L" series Stratocaster weighs just 7.70 lbs. Solid alder body, one-piece medium profile maple neck with a fat nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches. Beautiful swirly Brazilian rosewood fretboard with clay dot position markers. 'Spaghetti' logo headstock with neck dated "2 OCT 63B." Three single-coil pickups with balanced outputs of 6.82k, 7.12k, and 6.45k. Rare tortoiseshell over white/black/white plastic pickguard with eleven screws. Fender "Synchronized Tremolo" combined bridge/tailpiece. Extremely rare original Fender top-of-the-line brown leather hardshell molded form-fit case with orange plush lining (9.00). A great player and a spectacular looking guitar.
This wonderful fifty-one year old guitar weighs just 7.20 lbs. and has a very unusual medium-to-thick neck profile more akin to a '56 rather than the typical 'skinny' profile of a '58. Three staggered-height pole pickups with nicely balanced outputs of 5.65k, 5.67k, and 5.55k. Solid alder body and one-piece fretted maple neck. Six-pivot bridge/vibrato unit with through-body stringing. The neck and body are both dated March 1958 and apart from some heavy belt buckle wear to the back, this fine and totally original instrument is in excellent plus (8.75)condition with no excuses. Complete with the original tremolo arm and bridge cover. Housed in it's original tweed case with brown leather ends (8.00).
This first year Stratocaster weighs 8.50 lbs. and has a nut width of just under 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Single-piece solid ash body, contoured on back and lower bass bout, and finished in two-tone Sunburst (yellow to black). One-piece fretted maple neck with a huge profile, 21 frets, and black dot position markers. Small headstock with decal with Fender "spaghetti" logo in gold with black trim. Three white Bakelite-covered black-bottom single-coil pickups with staggered polepieces and wonderfully balanced outputs of 6.23k, 5.35k, and 6.95k. Single-layer white Bakelite pickguard with eight screws. The neck has a pencil mark of "TG[Tadeo Gomez]-7-54." The neck cavity has a pencil mark of "#2 / 5/54". The control cavity has a piece of original tape with "Mary / 5-29-54" written in pencil. This guitar is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Housed in its original Fender brown form-fit "poodle" case with red plush shag lining (9.25).