Fender / STRATOCASTER / 1964 / Lake Placid Blue (refin) / Guitar For Sale
I have made it a point to seek out refin Strats and had 6 in the last 2 years. They were all really good vintage sounding guitars but a couple really stand out. This 1964 is if not THE ... one of the most fun, best sounding, playing and looking of the whole lot!! With ALL older Pre CBS features including an INSANELY CLEAN GREEN GUARD, CLAY DOTS AND SPAGHETTI LOGO, **** AND look at that BRAZILIAN BOARD!! The Lake Placid Blue was done by Mark Jenny and is extremely authentic down to a slight yellowing of the lacquer here and there giving it that "beginning to fade to turquoise effect. Please see pre refin pics ... no routs!!! The guitars is almost completely original with a very few and small exceptions. Original ... 3 gray back, pick ups, tuners, serial # backplate,Guard, 2 of 3 pots, capacitor jack and plate and all knobs. Frets are orig with a good deal of life left. Weighs in at a nice light 7 lbs 5 oz's. Even the early blond case is there although 1 end has some issues but is still very viably strong and still hip enough to make it just that much cooler! What is not original are not major issues. the nut has been replaced, it had a 5 way switch, 1 volume pot is replaced and though the trem block appears to be correct the top plate and saddles are an incredibly accurate assembly made by Montreux. The neck profile is really fast with a less bulky feel than the '63 big neck but not skimpy either due to just hint of an elliptical profile or as we often call it a "V neck". The end result is a really soulful and powerful Strat that looks SO good it makes you want to play it ... (or eat it) See pix of it's 1960s owner in it's factory Olympic White finish. Bares the neck date 2 AUG 64 B and the serial number is L49XXX. WHAT A GUITAR!!
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com
You are welcome to make an appointment to have a guitar appraised. Dan Yablonka has over 30 years experience in the field of authenticity verification.
Dan has seen it all, from flat out forgery to priceless '50's guitars spray painted with Rustoleum. His integrity and pursuit of complete accuracy have resulted in the accumulation of an invaluable wealth of knowledge. His rates are extremely modest considering the level of protection that he offers his clients.
Dan will utilize whatever resources necessary to ascertain an instrument's age as well as the origin of it's most minute components. The priceless commodity that he is most renowned for dealing in is THE TRUTH.
Payment: PayPal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal, Credit Cards through Pay Pal only, and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 4% additional. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Shipping: Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
Returns: All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 24 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 24 hour return includes 1 day to receive it and approve or not and you must contact me. Don't just put it in the mail ..... and 2 extra days (72 hours total time) to resend it and I require a tracking number back from the customer the day of shipping and gladly supply the same to customer upon request and orig sale. I do strictly adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. ALL Outside the USA sales are final due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.