Fender Stratocaster Slab Board 1960 PRE CBS

Sounds absolutely epic - amazing vintage tone and feel, best vintage stratocaster I have played. I tried quite a few before I bought her.

Gorgeous neck. Neck is a slim C but gets a bit wider and thicker at the top which is lovely. Neck still has the 7 1/4 radius with the fantastic rounded edges. 

Guitar was originally Fiesta Red and then refinished again in Fiesta Red with thin nitro finish on neck and body. Also been refretted with 6105 vintage frets.

Beautifully figured Brazilian Rosewood Slab fingerboard.

Neck pocket is a really nice snug fit.

I am currently playing her with an entirely new loaded pickguard - Righteous Sounds Opal and Redwood pickups (best strat pickups I have ever played) and brand new pots and wiring loom. Sounds absolutely incredible, much better than the original loaded pickguard. 

She will be sold with both loaded pickguards so you can switch between the awesome modern sound and great vintage vibes of the original loaded pickguard.


New Pickguard

New Righteous Sounds Opal Neck Pickup + Redwood Middle + Bridge Pickups

New Pots

Vintage Reliced knobs + pickup covers


Original Fender 1960 Pickguard

Original Fender 1960 Pots + Wiring Loom

Original Fender 1960 knobs

Non Original Fender 1983 American Vintage Reissue Pickups

Non original 5 way switch (still have the original Fender 1960 switch but she’s broken)


Still have the original nut

Still have the original 3 way switch but it might be beyond repair - not tried to fix it, pins are bent



Neck is a slim C

Refretted with 6105 vintage frets

Refinished in Fiesta Red some years ago - guitar was originally Fiesta Red

Neck has the lovely 7 1/4 radius with the fantastic rounded edges  

Neck fits really well into neck pocket




Neck Plate

Wiring loom 

All original pots

Nitrate pickguard

Tremolo Arm

String Tree


Switch tip

All Knobs

Strap buttons

Original clay dots

Serial number neck plate original to body and neck


Fender 1983 American Vintage Reissue Pickups

Reissue Kluson Vintage Machine Heads

New 5 way control switch 


Pickguard screws


Aged bone Nut - still have the original


I run the guitar with a whole new pickguard and pickups to sound it’s best then keep the original fully loaded pickguard as an option for the more original feel and tone when I want it. The new pickguard with all new 5 way switch, pots, loom, Righteous Sounds Redwood pickups.

New Improved Loaded Pickguard = $1,150

Musical Bliss Hi Fi Blocks = $500 

Righteous Sounds Pickups  = $350

Guard Pots Loom Knobs etc = $150

Build Cost = $150

TOTAL = $1,150

The Original Pickguard configuration:

Original Pots + Loom

Original Pickguard

Original Knobs and Switch Tip

1983 Fender American Vintage Reissue Pickups

Only the 5 way switch and pickups are non original on original pickguard

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Stratocaster
  • Fiesta Red
  • 1960
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
Color Family
  • Red
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Alder
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Wood Top Style
  • Opaque
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Vintage Pre-CBS Era
Product Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Fretboard Radius
  • 7.25"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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