Fender / Stratocaster / 1965 / Sunburst / Guitar

Superb, ultra lightweight, late, 1965 Fender Stratocaster that is all original or correct including its hardshell case. It is the 64/5 type sunburst finish too rather than the not quite so attractive ‘target burst’ typical large headstock Strats.

We love this one, it is a joy to play and one of the lightest mid 60’s Strats we have ever had here. It is in great condition with just a few dings here and there and has more in common with a small size headstock Strat, than a large headstock Strat.

Three totally original with no rewinds, grey bottom pickups are beautifully balanced and chime with glass like silkiness. Original factory large frets are in great shape and it will be some time before a re-fret should be considered. There is no rutting on the beautiful dark, fingerboard and the round C shape feels right at home in your hand.

All parts, hardware and electrics are just as this guitar left Fullerton in 1965. Neck date is December 1965, serial number is mid-late 1965 and all pots date to 32nd week of 1965. Not a single solder joint has been touched or disturbed and just take a look at how clean and undisturbed it looks under the hood - that is exactly how a no issues, mid-sixties vintage Strat should look, text book case.

Condition is excellent, it is obviously not mint, it has been carefully played, not abused but it does have the odd ding and some scuffs mainly on the sides - have a look at out gallery page to see what we mean.

Case is in very nice condition too and we are pretty confident this is the case is was originally sold with and has been with the guitar all of its life. Guitar

Altogether an exceptional and totally original transitional Strat that would not be out of place in any collection. Check the pictures out and see for yourselves. Come to out lounge and try it through our new and ever increasing, vintage amp selection…

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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.

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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