1965 Fender Stratocaster

1965 Fender Stratocaster

This 1965 Fender Stratocaster in custom color Olympic White was the Stratocaster that made me fall in love with Stratocasters! I was so tired of seeing all the people playing Stratocasters and couldn't figure out why it was so ubiquitous. I knew as soon as I saw this one that…
The Metropolitan Music Mod – Stratocaster with Jaguar switches!

The Metropolitan Music Mod – Stratocaster with Jaguar switches!

This killer 1962 Fender Stratocaster walked into a Guitar Center in Wisconsin last year. It had a strange modification that I had never seen before: a Jaguar style switch plate with three on/off switches in the pickguard. Not only that, but the guitar was finished in a very nice Lake…
1964 Fender Stratocaster

1964 Fender Stratocaster

From the 1964 Fender catalog, "FENDER STRATOCASTER GUITAR - Perfection in a solid body comfort-contoured professional guitar providing all of the finest Fender features. Choice hardwood body finished with a golden sunburst shading, white Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard, white pickguard and lustrous chrome metal parts. Three advanced style adjustable pickups,…
1964 Fender Stratocaster!

1964 Fender Stratocaster!

This vintage Stratocaster stands out as one of my favorite guitars to ever grace the pages of Truevintageguitar.com: An original 1964 Fender Stratocaster, one family owned since '64. The Stratocaster model debuted from Fender in 1954 with many player inspired design breakthroughs like the Comfort Contour body, Synchronized Tremolo tailpiece,…
1964 Fender Stratocaster

1964 Fender Stratocaster

Leo Fender's Stratocaster model debuted in 1954 and became arguably the most popular guitar ever made. The revolutionary design included a player friendly contoured body with three pickups and a proprietary combination bridge/tremolo design that allowed for smooth operation and good tuning stability. The Stratocaster was a huge commercial success and has…
1966 Fender Stratocaster

1966 Fender Stratocaster

Leo Fender's Stratocaster model debuted in 1954 and became arguably the most popular guitar ever made. The revolutionary design included a player friendly contoured body with three pickups and a proprietary combination bridge/tremolo design that allowed for smooth operation and good tuning stability. Popular Stratocaster players include: Eric Clapton, Jimi…
1965 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

1965 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White

Leo Fender's Stratocaster model debuted in 1954 and became arguably the most popular guitar ever made. The revolutionary design included a player friendly contoured body with three pickups and a proprietary combination bridge/tremolo design that allowed for smooth operation and good tuning stability. Popular Stratocaster players include: Eric Clapton, Jimi…
1965/66 Fender Stratocaster: Fiesta Red

1965/66 Fender Stratocaster: Fiesta Red

Fender's custom color Fiesta Red was available as a catalog option from about 1960 until 1969. The color is better described as a Salmon Pink which often leads to confusion when identifying it. This Stratocaster is factory finished in Fiesta Red with a proper paint stick mark in the neck…
The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

The Fender custom color chart from 1964 and 1965

Fender Color Chart 1964 The Fender color chart! This one is from 1964. I received this rare bit of Fender paper with a 1964 Fender Jaguar that was factory finished in super rare Black! Custom color Fender guitars are often misidentified as the wrong color. The difference in shades can…