An incredible first-year single-family-owned Fender Stratocaster! This historical Strat features a Tadeo Gomez "6-54" neck date and a "7-54" Virginia tape date. A killer player with a soft-V neck profile and sounds incredible with quintessential Fender tone from the stock single-coil pickups. In great overall shape with worn edges, dings, finish wear, and typical wear from handling/use. Modifications include a replaced volume pot, knobs, switch tip, and a new nut/re-fret for ideal playability. An early piece of Fender's legacy; Ready to be played or added to your collection! Includes 60s Fender hardshell case.
Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:
"There aren’t many first-year Strats out there. Unmolested examples are even more scarce. But finding a ’54 straight from the family of the original owner? There can’t be more than a few still left on earth, so you can imagine how surprised we were to come across this June ’54 Stratocaster right in our own back yard.
It was purchased brand new from Talcott Music in Yakima, just a couple hours east of Seattle, and has spent its entire life in the Puget Sound region. This one has all the pre-production quirks you love to see, from the hand-shaped contours to the painted over truss rod plug. (A feature unique to June of ’54.) A Tadio Gomez signed neck and Virginia signed cavity tape represent the most revered duo from the era. Strats from the summer of ’54 are truly the last ever Fender instruments that were made by hand, one at a time. Once in production, the batches increased in size and individual attention dwindled. Even current Masterbuilt Fenders from the Custom Shop rely heavily on CNC manufacturing. They just don’t make them like this anymore, and haven’t for almost 70 years." - Tyler Geske, ECG Newsletter
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We offer a 72 hr approval on all guitar & amps (unless otherwise noted). Customer pays all shipping & insurance costs both ways unless otherwise negotiated by sales staff. Before returning any item, customers must call for a return authorization. Returned items must be in the same condition as when they left the store. Unauthorized returns will be refused & returned at customer expense. Returned items are subject to a 20% restocking fee.