1963 Fender Stratocaster. This guitar features the Ash body, used by Fender during this period exclusively for Blonde finish guitars. This guitar features a body refinish in translucent blonde, by Fiesta Finishes™. The original blonde finish can still be seen in the neck pocket, and in the trem cavity. Please note that the photos do not convey the translucent quality of the finish, but it is apparent with the guitar in hand.
The neck is also refinished. The neck had other tuners on at some point, however the original Kluson "single line" tuners are back on the guitar now. There is an extra hole for string tree on the neck which has been professionally filled, and some minor repaired chips from previous tuner ferrule removal.
The guitar features its original pickups, which sound wonderful with the Ash body. Bridge and trem are original, as are the following plastic parts: Knobs, pickup covers, switch tip, and trem tip are all native to this guitar and show the same exact yellowing. The guard is an aged repro mint green that looks great. trem cover is a reproduction. Pots have been replaced with CTS Custom Shop level units, while the original SK tone cap is still present.
The serial number on this early '63 is 97XXX, one of the last guitars before the "L" Series. The weight is 7.8 lbs., light for an Ash body guitar. Original pickups measure, neck to bridge, 5.7K, 5.6K, 6.2K Ohms. The nice, medium C shaped neck measures .804" at 1st fret and .985" at 12th fret. The necks from this period have a very nice feel.
The guitar ships in its original '63 white Tolex case. The case is in very good condition, though missing much of the leather on the ends. The latches work, and it is structurally sound.
This is a great opportunity on a rare Ash body, blonde, early 60's Strat with matching blonde case!
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