Summary: Here is a great playing example of a late 60s Strat that is in incredible vintage condition……. Its look is iconic with a white guard on a nicely aged sunburst finish, and so is the tone from its three coveted gray-bottom pickups (the same kind used by Strat champions Hendrix, Clapton and Gilmour to achieve their classic tones). This guitar has a neck date of Jan 1968 and it includes the original Fender case.
Body: Double cutaway contoured alder. Sunburst finish.
Neck: Maple neck with a Veneer rosewood fretboard with pearloid dot inlays. Larger style headstock. Four bolt neck plate. F-stamped tuners. Single string tree. 25.5” scale length. 1 9/16” nut width.
Pickups/Hardware: Three gray-back single coil pickups with staggered pole pieces and white plastic covers. Three-way pickup selector (neck/middle/bridge) with white switch tip. One volume and two tone controls with white plastic knobs. Synchronized tremolo bridge (trem arm included in case) with individual adjustable string saddles. White three-layer B/W/B pickguard.
Cosmetics: This guitar is in very good condition. There are few small marks to the finish on top. The back has a bit more wear including some buckle rash, a spot worn down to the wood from play, two areas where the finish has been marked from a strap left in the case. The tip of the pickguard has chipped off (the shielding in that area is still intact). A small piece of the plastic back plate has also chipped off. The saddles have a little tarnish, but nothing that affects functionality.
Playability: The action is a comfortable medium. It plays great, and could easily be adjusted to play preference. Frets are in great shape, with some wear in the “cowboy chord” area. The fingerboard feels fabulous & the guitar sings from low E to anywhere you want to go……Tone from the gray-back pickups is classic Strat: round and warm in the neck, chimey in the middle, and spanky in the bridge.
Weight: 8 lbs, 7 oz.
Case: Original hard shell. We will package this guitar well & ship it fully insured through Reverb.com!
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