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Monday, April 8, 2013

1963 FENDER STRATOCASTER


via this auction

"This is very nice original vintage 1963 Fender Stratocaster guitar with original brown Tolex case and original tremolo arm. Again, this is an original 1963 Strat, not a reissue or repro. The serial number is L088XX (see photo). The end of the neck is date stamped 2OCT63B and the tremolo cavity is pencil dated 10/63 under the finish (see photos). The pots are dated coded 304-6338 (one pot code is partially obscured by solder but all other numbers match the other pots exactly and it is original). Guitar is all original with the exception of the middle pickup, which was replaced at some point with a mid-1970's Strat pickup (pickup date stamp indicates '76). That's it, everything else is completely original including: finish, decal, single line Kluson Deluxe tuners, string retainer, nut, frets, pickguard and screws, knobs, pickup covers, pots, switch and electrical components, bridge/tailpiece, bridge saddles, trem springs (it has 4) and claw, trem cover plate & screws, neck plate and screws, strap buttons, trem arm, everything! There is no added routing or screw holes. No cracks to the body or neck. This guitar is straight from the estate of a longtime musician."



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