Fender / Stratocaster / 1969 / Candy Apple Red / Guitar For Sale

Here we have something we have been waiting over 10 years for... Do we need to tell you how rare left handed custom colour 60's Strats are?

For sale is an ultra rare, left handed, original 1969 Fender Stratocaster in the custom colour Candy Apple Red finish. This guitar is a true collector's gem (especially if you are a leftie) and an incredible find for any left-handed player or vintage guitar enthusiast.

The guitar is in excellent condition for its age, with a beautifully faded candy apple red to orange hue with some minor signs of wear and tear. However, this natural wear only adds to the guitar's vintage character and its unique charm.

It is original translucent red over firmest gold (standard factory way of spraying candy apple red), over black and after three coats of factory paint it looks like Fender had to apply a fair few internal factory scrapes to get the electronics to fit. Added to this the extra hassle of manufacturing a leftie, I bet they were pleased to get this one out of the factory gates...

The guitar features all of the classic 1969 Stratocaster specs, including a comfortable C-shaped neck, a smooth rosewood fingerboard, and three original single-coil pickups that deliver that classic Hendrix Stratocaster tone. The guitar also features original hardware, including the tremolo bridge, tuners, electrics, and pickguard. The only non original bits is the tremolo arm and an extra strap button hole on the lower horn.

All original solder and not a single disturbed joint which for such a rare guitar as this is exactly what you want to see.

We cannot tell you what this plays like as all of us here are righties but we gave this to a very good left handed player at the recent Birmingham Guitar Show and he informed us it was it was ace. He definitely had a grin on his face and we could hear it was a superb sounding Strat.

As a left-handed model, this guitar is incredibly rare, and finding one in such excellent original condition is even more uncommon. The slightly faded candy apple red Custom Colour finish only adds to the rarity and desirability of this instrument.

This is another one that won't last 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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