Fender Stratocaster Vintage 1962 Fiesta Red refin

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This 1962 Stratocaster is a great example of an early Pre CBS, 60s player Strat. It has a light resonant body, has an incredibly comfortable neck, low and flowing action and oozes "mojo" that everyone wants. The guitar was owned by one South African musician since the early 60's and has been played and played. It is these ones that are sure to have a killer vintage Strat sound, and this one does!

It's was refinished by a previous owner in black, but the original colour was accurately recorded when it was restored and was found to be originally Fiesta Red, hence the decision to redo the guitar in Fiesta Red, which was a beautiful custom colour.  The finish has been aged correctly to feel period correct.

When we originally received the guitar it was in need of some light restoration and we've completed all of the work.  We have documented thoroughly the restoration process and we are happy to share these additional images, along with a detailed description of the work performed, with any interested parties. Just drop us a message and we will be happy to provide any information you would like.

 Here is a quick overview of the guitar and the original and non-original parts.  

Original parts:
  • Neck - Original neck. Neck stamp of November 1962.  Neck was stripped and refinished along with the body, but original wear was kept
  • Body apart from refinishing all original
  • Bridge and Tremolo unit (including bridge saddles, screws, plate, block and spring tension claw)
  • Pots and tone capacitor
  • Neck plate with serial number (83XXX) and neck screws.
  • Metal pickguard shield (complete with assemblers initials)
  • Pickguard screws
  • Original pickups, all tested and play with strength
  • Original 3-way switch can do 2 and 4 positions out of phase
  • All 6 original Kluson tuners
  • Input jack plate
  • Strap buttons
Non Original Parts:
  • Case is not original
  • The headstock decal is a period correct replacement
  • The neck has received a refret in the restoration
  • Nut on the neck is a custom bone example
  • Paintwork is refinished
  • Whammy Bar is not the original
  • The back plate is missing
The guitar sounds beautiful with the original pickups and plays with a smooth flow and low action that is very comfortable but importantly delivers that vintage classic Strat sound. The neck has a wonderful feel to it, showing some signs of divets but they are hardly felt when playing, however, they do add a wonderful patina to the guitar.

Drop us a message today and we would be happy to chat with you about this killer Pre-CBS Strat.  We can ship internationally - For rates and shipping time please contact us.  In Vintage Strats we Trust!

Thanks for tuning in!

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed.

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
Aged Fiesta Red
Solid Body
Made In:
United States
Number of Strings
6 String
Right / Left Handed
Right Handed
Body Shape
Body Type
Solid Body

About The Seller

Mark's Shop
Joined Sep 2018
cape town, South Africa

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Mark's Shop

cape town, South Africa
Joined: Sep 2018