100% original pre-CBS Fender. Flamed maple neck, fantastic
guitar. Neck date May 1964.
The Lake Placid metallic Blue is one of my favorite colors. Alder body
with white primer and azure-blue base-coat, and totally unfaded
original custom color in excellent conditions, unfaded with no green areas.
Just like its Candy Apple sister, this instrument has been treated with
the greatest care and is in very clean condition, with a little more wear
but with a rarer color. The fretboard is in brazilian rosewood darkened by
use, with clay-dots. The back of the beautiful maple neck is very flamed
and shows normal wear. The headstock has an intact Fender logo and
original Kluson Deluxe single-line tuners, and its finish nicely matches
the body's color. The green pickguard has beautifully yellowed with age
and shows no cracks and warping. All the chrome plated parts are in
excellent condition, including the floating vibrato with the original arm
and the bridge with the flip-up mute. Both the mute's rubber pad and the
bridge cover are missing. The hardware is all original, including knobs,
switches and screws.
Original circuitry, shielding plates, solder-joints and electric parts:
potentiometers are dated 21st week of 1964. We have only partially
disassembled the pickups but we stopped and didn't force them to come-off
from the rubber spacer and the shielding plate. They are absolutely
untouched and original. When taking off the pickguard, we saw that there
are minimal difference between the hidden and the exposed areas: the
color is really bright and shiny. The two "clamping holes" used
for the finishing and drying process (pictured in detail) are still there.
Beside these holes we can see the classic paint-stick mark which was
already in use in early '64.
The finish is in excellent condition, with wear along the body edges and a
large worn area in the belt-buckle position.
Great sound and great-feeling neck. Both electronics and harware are fully
functional, with no problems at all.
This very collectible guitar comes with its original black tolex hardshell
case in excellent conditions.
case - body1
back - body
flash - headstock
& mute - fretboard
cavity1 - body
cavity2 - neck
guard - pots1
date - neck
pocket - neck
plate - tuners1