Fender / STRATOCASTER / 1964 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale
Wonderful Pre-CBS Strat, with an incredible flamed maple neck with brazilian rosewood board and clay dots. Perfect Spaghetti logo, small headstock with a very beautiful figured wood, Kluson Deluxe 'double line' tuners, 'L' serial number. Neck date is September 1964, pots date is 28th week of '64. This guitar has some transitional peculiarities: its three pickups are all dated Oct 15th '64, but one is an old-style black-bottom with yellow stamped date, the middle one is an early grey-bottom with the same yellow stamp and the third one is a grey-bottom with the same date, but penciled instead... a perfect transition from black-bottom to grey. Another almost-transitional feature is the pickguard, one of the earliest white guards introduced in late '64. All the other plastic parts are also original and in good shape. Gorgeous sunburst finish in excellent condition, just some belt-buckle wear and fading of the red beneath the right arm, and a few scratches and dings on the body edges. The Klusons are in excellent working order and look great, no hidden flaws or holes whatsoever. Probably the guitar has been refretted and the nut has been replaced. The three-way switch currently installed is new (but with the old original tip), but the original one is in the case. Parts are 100% original, including pots, screws, knobs, tremolo arm, bridge and saddles, spring-cover on the back. The body is deeply contoured alder. The flamed neck makes this old Strat really special. Not only it looks great, but it also has easy action and playability and a very comfortable profile. All the pickups work great and the guitar has the sound that gives pre-CBS Strats their legendary status. Original Fender case in black tolex, correct for the year but probably made for a Jazzmaster (it's slightly larger and with a square-sized pocket). 53 pictures and more details at WWW.REALVINTAGE.IT
Real Vintage, Italy
The guitars of REAL VINTAGE are on show in Salvatore Mancuso’s Guitar Shop in Milazzo, pleasant little seatown near Messina, starting point for trips to the Eolian Islands. A visit to REAL VINTAGE Guitars might be a good opportunity to discover one of the nicest spots of Sicily, with its architectonic and natural treasures. We only deal with clean and all-original vintage instruments. Each one is extensively described and pictured on our website www.realvintage.it . The shop offers new and used instruments and amps. Nino Fazio takes care of the vintage guitar inventory.
Shop's address: GUITAR SHOP di Salvatore Mancuso, via Manzoni 13 - 98057 Milazzo ME - Italy