This 1960 Fender Stratocaster features a well-done refin by Joe Riggio for an authentic look. A great player with a slim comfy neck and sounds incredible with a prominent acoustic presence and resonance throughout! The stock PUs are really strong producing a warm, powerful sound that really makes this example stand out! Other modifications include a replaced nut and an excellent Refret from Holgar Notzel for enhanced playability. A killer Strat from Fender's Golden era! Includes modern G & G case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"Without any exaggeration, this Stratocaster is truly one of our favorite instruments in the shop. While we have a soft spot for player-grade guitars, this particular Strat stands out even among the original examples in our inventory. Although the refinish may prevent it from ending up in a museum, the rest of the guitar remains completely untouched, except for a highly professional refret and a replaced bone nut. The refinish was expertly carried out by our friend and local legend Joe Riggio, renowned worldwide for his exceptional vintage finish work, and this guitar is no exception. The refret and nut replacement were skillfully executed by Holger Notzel of Baton Rouge, another highly respected luthier specializing in vintage instruments. Rest assured, there are no compromises with this guitar.

What more can be said about slab board Strats that hasn't already been mentioned? They are revered as a blue-chip Fender model for good reason. The original pickups on this Stratocaster are incredibly robust and well-balanced, delivering highly usable tones in all positions. While the bridge pickup on a Strat is often criticized for its thin and tinny sound, this particular pickup surprises us all with its richness and warmth across all frequencies. The breathtaking Brazilian slab fretboard remains at its original thickness, undoubtedly contributing to the instrument's prominent snappy midrange. When strummed unplugged, the resonance of this Stratocaster is astonishing, a quality that only becomes more pronounced when amplified. Some argue that this is the best way to assess the quality of a vintage solid-body guitar, and this Stratocaster unequivocally affirms that theory."

Emerald City Guitars

Emerald City Guitars

15 Years
Emerald City Guitars
Emerald City Guitars
Seattle, Washington
7:08 AM
10am-4pm Monday-Saturday Closed Sundays

We accept Cash, Visa, MC, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, certified cashier's check, money order and direct bank transfers.

As Emerald City Guitars continues to do more and more worldwide shipping our goal is to make sure your instrument or amplifier arrives intact. We take pride in our packing procedures using high grade packing materials and great care in assuring that our customers get their order quickly and safely. We make a point of forwarding all tracking information to our customers so they can stay informed on its progress pending arrival. We ship via UPS, Fedex and UPS. All shipments are fully insured through our private insurance carrier.

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.