Fender Stratocaster 1965 Candy Apple Red

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Listed:6 months ago
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Subway Guitars
Berkeley, CA, United States
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We have for sale the Original Heavy Relic Strat!  A guitar that has been played long enough and hard enough to wear through the red paint down to the gold undercoat and then past that to the white primer underneath. This quality of patina can only be achieved by hundreds of hours of stage time, and can't quite be replicated in a custom shop.
It's one badass looking guitar that speaks with authority.

Of course, a guitar can't be played like this one has and not have a few parts changed. Fortunately, this guitar has a short list of non- original parts:
Medium jumbo style refret,
changed nut,
pots and wires
Gold colored shielding in the cavites
Tuners (new Klusons)
Non-original hard case
Missing the vibrato bar, back plate, and bridge cover

At some point, this guitar had different tuners installed. We have installed period-correct Klusons, which cover up the holes from the other tuners. But the holes are still there, they are simply not visible.

Obviously, there is heavy wear on the finish all over the guitar, but the most wear is at the treble side cutaway where some of the wood has been rubbed off.

At least one and possibly all three of the potentiometers have been replaced, and some of the wires are obviously not original. Please see the pictures for more details. One of the pickups is shown with black tape on it that has since been removed.

The neck dates from September of 65 and one of the pickups dates at December of 65. This is a transition model with the interesting feature of having the pre CBS small headstock, but sporting 5 patent numbers usually associated with the big headstocks.
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