Fender / Stratocaster / 1962 / Fiesta Red / Guitar For Sale

1962, all original aside from a new nut, veneer board, Custom Colour Fender Stratocaster in factory Fiesta red finish.

The finish is worn but not abused. There are no signs of touch ups or overspray anywhere and no solder joints disturbed.

The neck too has been left untouched with the original lacquer having worn wonderfully. The decal is in great condition too. The correct Kluson Single line tuners are still present and in full working order. The frets have some life left in them and there is a little wear to the fretboard.

The hardware has only tarnished somewhat and the plastics too show some signs of the passing of time. The crack free original guard shows signs of minor shrinkage and some slight discolouration on the pickup covers. These are only minor things and in no way detract from the overall look of the instrument. Neck date is September 1962, pots date to 42nd week of 1962.

Of course, as you’d expect the electronics are as they left Fullerton with not a single solder joint touched and three classic sounding pre-CBS black bottom pickups that are superbly well balanced. In fact these are some of the best sounding pickups we have had. No wonder he kept this for 60 years.

The guitar comes with a Brown Tolex hardshell case.

The black bottom pickups deliver a lush sound that we so readily associate with these last few pre-CBS instruments and is considered by many to be the high watermark of Stratocaster tone in the 1960’s.

This is a stunning example that even our careful photography cannot do justice to and surely a bucket-list instrument for any serious collector. We know you're watching, so grab this one before it gets gone..!

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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