Fender / Stratocaster / 1965 / Olympic White Ex Buddy Guy / Guitar For Sale

Buddy Guy is a lightning rod to the heart of the blues, the last of the greats who links the 21st Century with Muddy Waters and Howlin Wolf, inspiring a slew of subsequent generations with his incendiary style. Synonymous with the Fender Starstocaster, this early 1965 example served as his backup guitar for years.

The body is in great condition. The finish has faded a little and there are a few knocks but nothing substantial. This guitar was signed by the man himself in 1991 it seems. 

The neck too is in great shape. The finish has worn comfortably on the back and the fretboard is in great condition. The original frets have some life left in them. Neck date is December 1964.

The plastics as you'd expect have faded a little but there is not too much wear. The hardware too is in great shape with not too much corrosion. It looks like the bridge saddles may have been re-chromed but everything else seems good.

The correct grey bottom pickups (February 12th 1965) are present as are the correct pots which are dated week 1 1965. None of the solder looks to have been disturbed. 

The guitar comes with its correct Black Tolex case which like the guitar is in mighty fine condition. Also with the case is one of Mr Guy’s straps, also signed. This was originally sold by David Davidson's Well Strung Guitars a few years ago.

Many of those classic Strat tones live in these mid-60's guitars. These guitars really deliver a fantastic tone that hasn't yet drifted too far towards the thinner end of the spectrum and still retains some of the fullness of the earlier incarnation Fender single coils. 

You won’t have the blues but this one was played by one of its greatest proponents… 

ATB Guitars, UK  

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

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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.

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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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