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Thursday, December 6, 2012

1965 Fender Stratocaster Custom Color Candy Apple Red w/OHC

via this auction
webuyguitar$ (RSS)

"Here’s a beauty…a 1965 Fender Candy Apple Red Stratocaster, sn# L977XX featuring a white guard, transition logo and pearl dots. This guitar is in a solid 8.5 condition with some arm wear. It gets its sweet tone from the original, well balanced set of pickups and will ship in its original Black Tolex case.

The neck date on this monster player is Sept ’65 and is a B neck. The guitar has had a pro refret and still has plenty of meat left on it. The neck is straight and the original tuners and truss rod work as intended.

At some time in its 45 year old life the original pickguard was taken off this guitar and replaced with a newer guard, putting two extra holes in the body and in the aluminum shielding plate.The holes have been doweled and, of course are only visible when the pickguard is off. The original pickguard has been put back on.

The pickups have gray bobbins and are dated 10-19-65 (neck) and 10-20-65 for the middle and bridge. They are initialed MZ and AS. Measured at the pickups, they read 5.88 k ohms for the neck pickup, 5.47 k ohms for the middle pickup, and 6.02 k ohms for the bridge pickup.

All potentiometer codes read the 10th week of 1965 and this Candy Apple Red beauty weighs in at 8 lbs 5.8 oz."

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