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1964 Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is iconic in both sound and design. Here's your chance to purchase an original pre-CBS example in classic sunburst. 

Body: Original sunburst finish with natural checking throughout. The red hues in burst have gracefully faded as shown under pickguard. 64 stamp in neck cavity. 

Neck: Maple neck with dark rosewood fingerboard. Clay dot inlays. Nut Width: 1-5/8”.  Neck stamp is Oct. 1964

Pickups/Hardware: Original grey bottom single coil pickups are strong at 5.55 (neck), 6.08 (middle) and 5.78 (bridge). Pickups dates are 11-23-64.  Pots date 28th week of 1964. Original  Pat no stamped  Double Kluson tuners hold strong. Tremelo arm and springs, grounding plate, pickup height adjust spacers, pickguard screws are  replacements. All inonation screws move freely. Original pickguard shows signs of shrinkage, free of cracks. 

Cosmetic Condition: Plenty of honest play wear, dings, checking. No breaks. One deep scuff on the back of the neck, one long scratch by cover plate. Well loved, not abused.

Playability: Guitar has been fully set up and intonated in shop. It plays beautifully with a straight neck. This guitar has THE Stratocaster sound that we all look for in Strats. 

Weight: 7lbs 14oz

Case: Fender hard case (no tail logo) 

Feel free to call us with any questions. Many detailed photos available.