This beautiful vintage Stratocaster from 1963 is fully original and comes with its original case.
The sunburst finish is still very vibrant, with a very clear red band, almost like so called target burst. There are quite a few worn spots, dents and scratches on the finish, but in our opinion it only adds truckloads of mojo to the party.
At the sharpest point of the pickguard, a bit was taken off and the screw was moved to re- attach the pickguard. This is a pretty common repair on guitars of this age: if a piece of the guard had cracked here, pretty often the guard was rounded off here to make it less obvious and secure the pickguard to the body again.
Other than this, we found no modifications on the guitar. The pickups are original, as well as the pots, that have the matching date codes 304-6302: week 02 of 1963.
The guitar's serial number L05831 (1963) combined with the neck date stamp (2 July 1963) make it clear that this guitar was built in the second half of 1963.
The back of the neck does not have much of its laquer left, which adds to its very smooth feel. The original frets are quite low, but there are no deep dents. They might need some attention in the future though. The tuners are in great working condition.
The guitar comes with its original case, bridge cover and vibrato bar.
All pictures you see on this page are from this exact guitar. In other words, what you see is exactly what you get.
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Custom Shop Lounge is a division of GuitarKing. With over 25 years of experience, GuitarKing is undeniably one of the most specialized and experienced guitar stores in the Netherlands.
When Frans and Wilma van Dommelen established the store back in 1989 it was their dream to start a company that would offer a wide range of guitars serving every player from beginner to professional.
With the founding of Custom Shop Lounge this dream has finally fully come true and they can’t wait to welcome you with friendly advice and a warm cup of coffee.
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