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 Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Bob Dylan, and many more. The Stratocaster was a huge commercial success and has been in continuous production ever since.
This 1966 Fender Stratocaster in original Sunburst finish has just come out of decades of retirement. We were told by the seller that it belonged to his father who passed. It appears to be completely original except for a recent refret by Chad Fitzgerald of CF Restorations. The ES (Entered Special) stamp, common to Fender guitars made in 1966, is evident on the body underneath the pickguard. The guitar even retains its original but oft missing tremolo bar, bridge cover, back cover piece, and case. We’re confident you’ll love the tone and playability from this one owner 1966 Fender Stratocaster in original Sunburst finish.