Fender Stratocaster
1964

Neck: maple
Fretboard: Rosewood
Dots: Clay dots
Backplate: L33791
Body: 2 piece lively alder body
Was sunburst now refinished in natural and nitrocellulose lacquered
Pots dates to 1973, 1973 & 2018
Neck pickup: 1973
Middle pickup: pre 1974
Bridge pickup: 1973
New logo
Nut width: 42.88mm / 1.688”
Neck thickness: 21.55mm 0.848”
Neck thickness at 12th fret: 23.39mm /0.920”
Width at the 12th fret: 51.02mm / 2.008”
Weight: 3,620kg

From the previous owner.
Jonathan Segel
American composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Camper Van Beethoven, Sparklehorse, Eugene Chadbourne, and Dieselhed.

The 1964 Strat
This was another LA guitar that I got from a college dorm mate of mine who had a metalhead buddy in LA who was dying of cancer, and my friend knew I liked guitars so he managed to get this to me. Now, this guitar was a wreck. In the 1980s, he had shaved the back of the neck to thin is out and “make it faster”. At some point, the truss rod broke the wood. He obviously wheedly-wheedled it massively between power chords, you can see the wear on the rosewood. Also, the body was stripped then, and not refinished, so there were some gouges and a LOT of sweat stains in the wood. It had 70s black plastic on it, pickups from about 1973 (still there, two of the pots also. I replaced the pick guard.) I looked for a while for a 63-64 hole-spacing pick guard, got that one from a shop in Portland, Oregon.”
I cleaned and nitrocellulose lacquered the top of the body, there’s still some sweat stains in the wood, but it’s stable. I brought the neck to a luthier in Napa, CA (Robert Sherman) who inlayed a new maple strip to cover the entire back of neck to stop the truss rod from break out! Since then, I actually sanded it and finished the neck with shellac, initially it was a bit too V-shaped for my taste. You can feel the maple addition, and it’s still V-Shaped, but it’s not bad. Obviously replaced the decal also.
The hardware is original but the bridge was a pile of sweat-rust, so I home-electrolysized the rust off, so it’s clean, but has nearly zero chrome anymore. Also, the original owner whammied the hell out of it, so there’s a slight divot under the fulcrum of the bridge. This is remedied by a metal plated at the fulcrum, from Wudtone, which is how the do all their bridges (UK company, they’re great.)

Listed6 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
Brand
Model
  • Stratocaster with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Natural
Categories
Year
  • 1964
Made In
  • United States
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Color Family
  • Tan
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Product Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Finish Features
  • Refinished
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

Reverb Protection

Simple Returns, Secure Transactions, Human Support

Learn more

Secure Checkout

Twang Vintage Gear Emporium

Stockholm, Sweden
Sales:114
Joined Reverb:2021

Reverb Gives

Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music.

Carbon-Offset Shipping

Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments.

Oops, looks like you forgot something. Please check the fields highlighted in red.