Fender / Stratocaster / 1963 / Fiesta Red / Guitar

100% no issues fiesta red Strat from early 1963 with original brown hard case. If you are looking for a pre-CBS Custom Colour Strat then this is how you should be buying one. No funny business, no issues, original solder, original finish with no dodgy sunburst undercoats and everything totally correct and NO, not a Selmer refin.

We do not see these every day and to find an all original one here is Europe is a rare sight indeed.

This is a beautiful, original guitar with not a single solder joint disturbed, correct hardware, frets, brown tolex case, All three totally original pickups ring with classic, black bottom, pre-CBS, bell like loveliness and are all strong and perfectly balanced. In fact this is everything you want and expect, a classic vintage Strat to be. It probably does not get a great deal better than this in 60’s Stratland.

Medium chunkyish C profile neck with just the perfect amount of moderate wear on the back of the neck to feel as comfortable as your favourite leather glove. Completely crack free, original green guard which has perfectly matched, aged plastic parts. There is not a thing out of place on this uber cool Strat.

It does have a few dings and dongs here and there and there is some checking on the front in places and a bit more on the back. There is also some edge wear (see pictures) but overall I would say this is a very excellent condition guitar and a prime candidate to be the centre piece of a classic guitar collection. There are no touch ups anywhere on the guitar and it black lights perfectly.

Neck date is March 63, all three pots date to 15th week of 63 and serial number, with a perfectly book matched neck plate, is 97918 which is early mid 63. The number match on this guitar could not be more perfect and I am willing to bet that not a thing has been changed on this Strat from new.

This guitar represents to a lot of folks out there, a dream guitar and considering it is rare to find one as original as this one is, it may not hang around for too long. In fact we think it is one of the nicest Strats we have had for a while both in the playing, sounding department and without any doubt, in the eye candy department. Come down and try it out with all the other lush stuff we have here…

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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 formally known as Atoyboy 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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