Gorgeous transitional Stratocaster, 100% original:
small headstock, clean transition logo, beautiful green
guard. Exceptional Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
(see pic)! Pearl dots and side-dots. Really one of the
last "green guards", very nice and clean, with
the typical crack near the screw but with no missing
parts. Neck date is May 1965, "L" serial
number, pots date is 24th week of '65, three grey-bottom
pickups are all dated Jan 6th 1965 and hand-signed M.
H. ... It is interesting to see that this pickup date
is the very day after CBS officially purchased Fender
(5.1.65)! So no need to say that this Strat has all
pre-CBS features. Everything is original: Kluson Deluxe
"double-line" tuners, three-way switch,
circuitry, jack, pots, bridge and "Pat Pend"
saddles, knobs, screws.
Exceptionally fine conditions! Ultra-clean
original sunburst finish, some checking, very little
wear, various dings and nicks here and there and a few
scratches but no belt-buckle wear, some playing wear on
the back of the neck... every inch of the guitar is
pictured below, so see it for yourself! Original case in
excellent shape, with Fender logo (probably it was given
the guitar at the moment of its final sale in the shop),
so this is the only post-CBS detail. Original trem arm
was missing, but we'll give you a nice original arm, a
little less old. Recently refretted for perfect
playability. Another great-playing / great-sounding
And now the "secret" detail: under the guard
there is an old inscription: "OK * J.
Hendrix 11-68".... Now I don't know if it
was a Jimi's fan, Jimi himself (which I do NOT believe,
as you can see from price), or a former
seller looking for some fool. But this inscription is
certainly very old and I will NOT remove it, because it
is part of the history of the guitar, in one way or
another. So, if after buying it from me you'll find it is
what I don't believe it is, remember of me!
65strat - in case - body1 - body2 - body3 - back - body back - headstock - green guard - circuitry - selector - pots - pickup1 - pickup2 - pickup3 - pickup&guard - bridge - brazilian
rosewood - hendrix - jack - neck date - neck pocket - tuner - knobs - logo - wear - case