An Absolutely Mint As New Candy Apple Red 1966 Fender Stratocaster
With All The Case Candy And More!
1966 Fender Stratocaster.
This absolutely mint Candy Apple Red Stratocaster weighs 8.50 lbs. and has a nut width of 1 5/8 inches and a scale length of 25 1/2 inches. Solid alder body, contoured on back and lower bass bout. One-piece maple neck with a nice hick profile. Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original jumbo frets and pearloid dot position markers. Single "butterfly" string tree with nylon spacer. Large headstock with 'Transition' logo with "Fender" in gold with black outline, "STRATOCASTER" in black beside it, "WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO" in black below it, and two patent numbers "2,741,146", "3,143,028" and "DES 169,062" below that. Individual 'double-line' Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons and "D-169400 / Patent No." stamped on the underside. Four-bolt neck plate with serial number between the top two screws. Three single-coil light gray bottom pickups with staggered polepieces and nicely matched outputs of 5.54k, 5.72k, and 5.51k. The undersides of all three pickups have "5-2-66" written in pencil. Three-layer plastic pickguard (white/black/white) with eleven screws and full-size aluminium 'shield' on the underside. Three controls (one volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on pickguard. White plastic Stratocaster knobs with greenish gold lettering. Fender "Synchronized Tremolo" combined bridge/tailpiece. The neck is stamped "13 MAR 66 B"; the potentiometers are all stamped "137 6549" (CTS December 1965). There is one tiny 'ding' (the size of a matchhead) on the on the top, below the vibrato tailpiece, near the lower strap button and two tiny 'dings' on the back of the neck behind the 4th fret. The original jumbo 0.09 frets show miniscule wear to the first two frets only - this guitar has been played a few times - but certainly always babied! With this miniscule triviality said, this guitar is so mint - it is unbelievable. The color is rich and vibrant and shows no sign of fade whatsoever. By far the finest Candy Apple Red Stratocaster of any year that we have ever seen - a 9.50 rating does not do this guitar justice! Complete with the original tremolo arm, original bridge cover, black leather Fender Guitar Strap, original gray guitar cord and the original bridge adjustment allan-key in its manilla envelope. Also included is the original Fender 12-page hang-tag with matching serial number, and even the original receipt from Ludwig Music House in St. Louis, MO, and 'Missouri Retail Time Contract' (hire-purchase agreement) dated "8-12-66", an original 8-page October 1966 Fender Fine Instruments Price List and a 12-page 1965-66 Fender catalog… Housed in its original Fender black hardshell case with black leather ends and dark orange plush lining (9.25). (#2034)
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