NOTE: These are not our guitars; just saving the images for history and showcasing what's out there.

Monday, December 17, 2012

1963 FENDER STRATOCASTER w/ TIES TO DELBERT MCCLINTON

Delbert McClinton - Somebody to Love

Uploaded on Apr 19, 2008 by BluegrassLibrary

via this auction where you'll find more pics.

"This wonderful Stratocaster was once owned and played by the former longtime guitar player in Delbert McClinton’s band. Health issues forced him into retirement, and his main guitar – this 1963 Fender Stratocaster – is now up for sale. Check out the videos below as well. The guitar can be seen and heard clearly on several solos. Suffice to say this Stratocaster is one of the absolute best we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering.

The serial number on the neck plate is L12414, and the end of the neck is date stamped "2MAR63B", which means it was built in March of 1963. The body has been refinished white at some point, and probably some time ago. There is no evidence of any undercoating under the white finish; however, there is evidence of an original Fender Sunburst finish in the neck pocket. The finish on the back of the neck has worn off due to heavy playing, and the headstock is currently set up with non-original Sperzel locking tuners, and a graphite string tree. The original Fender bridge has also been replaced with a Schechter bridge assembly, and a five-position switch, one volume pot, and strap lock buttons have also been added.

In every other respect, though, this incredible and historic Stratocaster conforms to the typical specifications of the model for 1963, including its maple neck with spaghetti Fender logo peghead decal and curved rosewood fingerboard with clay dot inlays, greenish white beveled edge laminated pickguard, and typical Stratocaster electronics and ornamentation. The bridge and middle position pickups are original, and the neck pickup is a replacement Rio Grande pickup with staggered poles..."


No comments: