Now In Stock!! Very Early 1963 Fender Stratocaster. An amazing player and sounds so woody and throaty it could be from Marylin Chambers family! The Candy Apple red is a refin is an old one and has seen it's share of clubs as well That buckle wear is not relic'd but truly worn. I know this guitar for going on 3 decades . All 3 black bottom pick ups are there and strong as hell pots are orig as well as the bridge, tuners, a MINTOID green guard, 3 way switch and trem system orig (arm is a replacement). All the b+w linen wiring in tact. This is a very alive strat and has a neck date of 2 Jan 63 B so it is very early 1963 and pre L series ... just post slab. Serial # 94XXX. The neck's profile is great but not as meaty as some later 1963s. VERY fast!! What is not orig beside the refin is a well filled 2nd string tree hole. At one time it had mini Schallers but the orig's are back on and look flawless with no visible signs nor sonic compromise w/ the old ones back on. Though the frets look factory they pretty much have to be redone because i can tell that the board was slightly re radius'd so that the notes don't pinch off when you are bending. There is a good deal of meat left in them!! This guitar would be a keeper except my current is a 1964 Candy Apple refin and almost identical in so many ways. It comes with the orig brown case with 1 extra latch. ** Cites law prohibits sale overseas. North American continent, Alaska and Hawaii only.
Pay Pal, Cash, Personal Check, Money Order/Cashier's check, Wire transfers or Western Union. Pay Pal and wire transfers are offered as a convenience for far away buyers and all extra expenses are the customer's responsibilty. Unless i price my guitars up with some of the really big dealers theres not enough profit in Vintage guitars to pay out 3.9% additional. If you need to pay with a credit card there is still a way though i don't take them directly .... and that is that Pay Pal will take the card and pay me through normal services. Any time that a deposit is taken for any special arrangements or "holds" it is non refundable. To have these rules work in your favor all transactions need to be completed or deposited on w/in 5 days.
Buyer pays shipping. Shipping will be determined on a case by case basis so as to include size, weight, distance, insured amount and method requested. Shipping is paid by customer both ways on any returns.
All parties buying through the mail or offsite are allowed a 48 hour approval/inspection period on ALL guitars, unless discussed otherwise, to make sure they are keeping their purchase (but not amps to keep shipping delicate amps back and forth to a minimum and not on parts either ... too many guys doing "switcharoo's" or wrecking them trying to install them, break them and then trying to send them back ... sorry ... you have to reap the behavior of so many others). Buyer pays shipping. Payments must be received within 5 working days of anything placed on HOLD. When you receive the guitar your 48 hour return includes 2 days to receive it and approve or not and you MUST contact me. WE DO STRICTLY adhere to these rules. I don't mean to sound tough here but you would be amazed at the liberties taken in recent past! Thanks for your understanding and adherence. If an instument is put on hold and any special arraingements have been made like a deposit and hold followed up by another payment that is considerd a sold instrument since it has been taken off of the market for other possible buyers. Its not fair to us to hold it off the market and then decide against it so make sure to ask ALL questions and we will be thrilled to give you an in hands description. The same poicy holds true if you have us change the guitar (like "set it up for left handed etc ...). If that kind of work is done thats on an instrument that is a done deal also. Thanks. ALL Outside the USA sales are FINAL due to extended "visits" through customs and some countries laxed attitude about shipping on time.