Fender / Stratocaster / 1968 / Sunburst / Guitar For Sale

This guitar has seen some life. The red has faded almost completely from the top, a phenomena we’ve encountered before with guitars of a similar age. There are the obligatory wear marks, bumps and knocks with a substantial patch of buckle rash on the back. There are no signs of touch up or overspray on the neck or the body. 

The neck has worn comfortably, the fretboard having been refretted reasonably recently and showing no signs of excessive wear. The headstock is in good shape as is the logo  which is still strong.

The plastics are correct and in good shape though they have faded somewhat. 

The pickups are correct Grey Bottom and we have no reason to believe these are not the original pickups but the guitar has probably had other pickups in at some stage. The pots are dated February 1966. The selector is a later five way switch and there is a foil shielding plate under the original, pearloid back pickguard around the controls  but we can remove this for you free of charge if required.

Hardware is correct and is in reasonable condition showing some corrosion. 

The guitar comes with its correct mid - late 60's hardshell case.

Many of those classic Strat tones live in these mid-60’s guitars and the grey bottom pickups. 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.

A good looking and playing guitar with a classic late 60s tone, this will not hang around for long…

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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