Vintage 1964 Fender Stratocaster - Refinished

This is a pre-owned vintage 1964 Fender Stratocaster from the highly covetable pre-CBS era guitar. 

This little piece of history features an alder body which, determined by some overspray on a screw in the back cavity, has evidently been refinished in a burgundy color. You can also see the tell-tale "nail holes" beneath the pickguard used in Fender's original proprietary pre-1970s finishing process. 

The neck is the original maple, stamped September of '64 and boasts the era-appropriate rosewood veneer fingerboard and clay dot inlays. The three-ply pickguard, CTS pots and single coil pickups are certainly period correct, although additional grounding has been applied to the pickups (as can be recognized in photos near the green wire.)  Copper tape shield has been added to the control area as well as shielding paint to the body cavities.  To the best of our knowledge these are the guitar's original pickups - the year would justify 'grey-bottom' pickups (beyond March of '64) but 'black-bottom' varieties from old stock were seen as late as 1967.  The Kluson Deluxe tuners, patented Fender bridge and control knobs (which do exhibit an amount of wear) appear to be original and era correct. Some of the saddle height adjustment screws appear to not be original. The strap buttons are an aftermarket install of locking Schallers. 

The guitar has undergone a complete setup and inspection from our in-house luthier and, given the age is in good condition, is structurally stable, and sounds fantastic!  It appears as though the frets are original as there is no evidence of a refret.  There is a crack in the inner neck heel from one of the lower mounting screws which has been glued, and has been confirmed to be structurally sound with the neck in otherwise good shape with no twists or humps.

The finish does display age appropriate wear in the form of all-over checking, dings, dents, scratches, and scuffing on the body, as well as fretwear (most notably some pitting in first position and flatter frets towards the body) and playwear to the neck such as scratches and gouging. The headstock exhibits some imperfections (dings, dents, scratches) as well as wear to the original decals.  The back plate and and screws are also missing. 

Comes with four tremolo springs (three installed and one extra), tremolo arm, and original period-correct case in good condition with some external wear and wear to the inner lining, as well as sticky (but functional) outer latches. 

MAKE:

Fender

MODEL:

1964 Stratocaster

NUMBER OF STRINGS:

6

LEFT/RIGHT HANDED:

Right

SCALE LENGTH:

25.5"

BODY WOOD:

Alder

FINISH:

Aftermarket Refinish - Burgundy

NECK WOOD:

Maple

NECK SHAPE:

"D" 

FINGERBOARD/FRETBOARD

Rosewood

INLAY:

Clay Dots

NUT WIDTH:

Bone Nut, Neck stamped "B" for "normal width"- 1.625" - 7.25mm String Spacing at Nut

TUNERS:

Kluson Deluxe

NUMBER OF FRETS:

22

BRIDGE STYLE:

Stratocaster (Fender Patented)

PICKUPS:

Bridge: Alnico Single Coil

Middle: Alnico Single Coil

Neck: Alnico Single Coil

SWITCHING:

5-way Blade

PICKGUARD:

White 3-Ply Celluloid

CONTROL KNOBS:

1 x Master Volume

2 x Tone 

INCLUDED ACCESSORIES:

Original Fender Hard Shell Case, Tremolo Arm/Spring

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*** This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final.***

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Listed3 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
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Brand
Model
  • Stratocaster with Rosewood Fretboard
Finish
  • Shell
Categories
Year
  • 1964
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
Color Family
  • Red
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Series
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Finish Features
  • Refinished
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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