This is a very excellent example of a fully original, top to bottom late 1965, early 1966 Fender Stratocaster.

What can be said that hasnt already been said about the 1966 Strat? This particular ALL ORIGINAL example has nearly all 1965 components, from its 1965 "B' width neck, and pots, while the pickups are "1-10-1966"

The plastics are all original, the electronics undisturbed, the finish untouched, the decal original as well. Knowing how dubious some Fender custom color guitar claims can be. I have done my upmost to show that this finish is all original. One can see the era correct gold undercoat peeking under the finish from earnest playwear. The finish is substantially checked across the front and back, making this guitar one of the most charming Candy Apple finishes you could dream of. As shown in the photos the paint stick mark is correct, the routings original and untouched, there is even matching paint swap on the neck plate.

The finish on the neck and headstock are complete and original as is the logo, and tuners, there is not a flaw in sight on the neck whatsoever.

All of the pickups meter near the 5.8-6.0 oHm range, the original 3 way switch moves freely and clearly in each position. The 1965 dated pots are all flawless and smooth.

At some point the frets have been re done with medium wire as well as a very professionally appointed nut. The guitar is super easy to set up and plays so fluidly. This guitar is a true joy to look at and play! If youre looking for a completely up to snuff example of a custom color strat this one fits the bill!

Included is the original hardshell case, it functions across two of the 3 latches and is sturdy with a completely original handle.

Feel free to ask any questions !

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Listed4 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
  • Stratocaster with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Candy Apple Red
  • 1966
Made In
  • United States
Finish Style
  • Metallic
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era
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
Body Material
  • Alder
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Product Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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Kyle’s Guitar Shoppe

Greensboro, NC, United States
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