Fender / Stratocaster / 1965 / Daphne Blue (refin) / Guitar For Sale
In 1970 Eric Clapton went to Nashville where he proceeded to buy 6 Pre Cbs Strats. He gave 1 to Stevie Winwood, 1 to George Harrison and 1 to Pete Townshend. From the least 3 (1956 and 1957) he picked the best of all the necks bodies (black refin) and electronics and had them assembled by Luthier Ted Newman and thus BLACKIE was born. This Daphne Blue Refin Strat is a little like Dr. Frankenstein was also included but the results are one of THE VERY BEST sounding Strats i have had the pleasure of owning in 40 years. It is a very light 1963 body and still bares the date in the trem cavity with extremely strong dated June and July 1964 black bobbin orig pick ups still harnessed together factory and a September of 1965 neck. If i didn't already have one of the others f those best few i would keep this but alas i am still a working musician which means losing money regularly!! :-). The neck is C shaped but not honkingly full. Just a nice soft round feel. The 3 way, pots, tuners are orig and still in the guitar. The case is orig to late 1965 early logo and the trem arm is newer. Very Pro refret. The bottom line is that this is among the top 3 or 4 i have ever owned. It's being from more than 1 year is why it is not 11 or 12k. This guitar is worth every penny and a lot more. Hopefully you won't ever have to sell it like me !!!!!! Weighs in at EXACTLY 7 lbs. Cites prohibits sale overseas. U.S. and Canada only.
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.