This is a vibey vintage Fender Strat from 1965. The guitar body was repainted black with a rattle can, but the original Lake Placid Blue body color was lurking underneath in the routes when we opened it up. It has since been refinished and relic'd to the original Lake Placid Blue, subtly greened and antiqued for an aged look. The finish and aging is of the caliber of original factory work. The electronics attached to the original mint guard appear correct including the 3-way switch, though solder connections were touched up as the parts were all removed for refinishing. The plastic parts, tuners, bridge, and other hardware all appear original. The well-worn neck finish seems fine and the neck date is in-tact. The rosewood board features mother of pearl dot inlays, and retains the original larger factory frets which show wear to the lower cowboy chord area. The middle pickup is a bit weaker than the bridge and neck, but still operates. The next forever owner can decide on addressing fretwork and the middle pickup to their own liking. The guitar is missing the backplate, as well as the tremolo arm. There is a hole at the base of the neck from a removed strap button. This one plays great in all positions, with no real issues from the fret wear. It's loud and resonant acoustically, much like most 1965 Strats which we find are tonally an excellent year on average. It's really unfortunate the original finish was lost, but otherwise, this is a complete guitar ready to be played and enjoyed for decades to come!
Includes: Non-Original Fender Aged Tweed Hardshell Case, No Tremolo Arm or Back Plate Included
- Solidbody Electric Guitar
- Refinished Lake Placid Blue
- Alder Body
- Maple Neck with "C" Profile and Rosewood Fretboard
- 25.5" Scale Length
- 7.25" Radius
- 21 Vintage Frets
- Stratocaster Pickups
- 3-Way Pickup Switch
- Master Volume and Dual Tone Controls
- Dot Inlays
- Six-Screw Tremolo Bridge
- 7 lbs 11 oz.
- .820” Neck Thickness at 1st Fret
- .980” Neck Thickness at 12th Fret
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