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FENDER STRATOCASTER, 1960 slab board
Sunburst. A very beautiful
guitar, all original parts. It was
originally an Olympic White but has been refinished at Fender's factory
probably around '64 or '65. As is expected with a Fender factory refinish the guitar is stamped with 1/4 inch high
letters, in this case "6356 SB" under the guard (barely seen
in the "stamp" photo, very difficult to photograph because
'black on black'). Neck pocket has the correct factory stamp marks for a mid 1960's finish.
However, the original neck pocket's olympic white can still be seen and is without a paintstick
mark, as you'd expect from a 1962 or earlier vintage body. The two-piece
alder body shows the deepest and longest back contour, typical of late 50s
- early 60s Strats, which makes this guitar the lightest Stratocaster I
have ever played.