Fender Stratocaster 1960 Sunburst


This late 1960 Fender Stratocaster has survived in excellent condition and is a nice playing example of the pre-CBS slab board Strat! It came to me via its second owner who received it as payment for restoration work on the original owner's house. He kept it for a decade even though he doesn't play guitar. After a decade of holding what he knew was a very valuable vintage guitar, he decided it was time to let it go. 

Measurements: 7.7 lbs / 3.50 kg total weight. The neck measures 1.65" / 42mm wide at the nut (standard neck width 1 5/8"), 0.80" deep at the first fret, and 1.00" deep at the 12th fret. The neck pickup reads 5.62k ohms, the middle reads 5.42k ohms, 5.58k ohms (these readings are exactly how proper working pre-CBS Stratocaster pickups should read).

Originality: All finish, parts, and solder are original to this guitar except the nut, tremolo arm (period correct vintage part), and the frets. I purchased a vintage correct tremolo arm since its original was missing. The current nut looks and functions exactly as it should. The potentiometer codes read "304 6043" (43rd week of 1960).

Playability: Excellent! The neck is straight, the truss rod functions as intended, and the electronics have been cleaned. The refret feels like original frets which haven't been worn out yet. 

Included: The original bridge cover and hard shell case are included. 

Fine Print: All guitars ship via FedEx Priority Overnight for domestic sales or FedEx Priority International. I offer a 48 hour approval period beginning on delivery for all sales during which you are welcome to opt for a return. I do not charge a restocking fee, but any non-refunded payment processing fees, outbound shipping, and return shipping costs are subtracted from refunds in the case of a return.

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