Fender / Stratocaster / 1967 / Sunburst 3 Tone / Guitar For Sale
As surf music seemed to come the end of it's "wild ride" Fender was quite aware of the waning and less existent sales of the Fender Stratocaster and slated it for discontinuance. Then this guy in hippie clothes surfaced wearing one upside down and Hendrix changed everything putting a halt to the scheduled end of production and eventually making it the most popular model/sales ever.
So what it translated to was an extremely small # of Stratocasters leaving the Fender factory in 1967.Most that did were from late 1966 with some 1967 original parts. That is how we know which ones.THIS guitar has ALL original solder joints and yet bears a treble pick up that clearly reads 1-20-67 so we now it was still being wound then and do not know how long before it went into a guitar and out the door but we KNOW it wasn't 1966. Willies American just had the exact same scenario with the 67 gray back in the bass position. 1 Gray and 2 black bottoms just like this. (as we know black bottoms have been seen with linen wires as late as 1968-9 and with plastic leads as late as 73 into 74. I will include pics of other orig UNDER guards with gray and black combo pups same era. None of the nucklerash is through to the wood. Yellow still remains.
This guitar has a nice shallow C profile and is very fast. Beautiful RW board. Pot codes 1376616. The pick ups ..... MAN!!! The only unoriginal parts are as follows. It appears to have a new nut and the rear trem cover is a repro (not the 1 pictured temp off my 64 for the pic). THAT'S IT. Frets are 100% orig and on the low side but i can still do all of my bends and I AM a tall frets guy even on Fenders normally/ Comes with the original case and 300 metric F_ck tons of mojo!!! (special thanks to Francesco Balossino for extra last 2 pics of same era under guards and info re this era)
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. **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.
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.
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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.