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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by picapoyo, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, Guys!
    I got the pic of pick up cavity of this particular strat.
    I find that is a refinish body and a splinter
    in upper area between front and middle PUs. I hear somebody says there is a rough edge among vintage strats from the 50's and 60's, but could there be even a splinter?

    The owner says refinish was done in 1974.
    Is this a partcaster???
     

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  2. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talk Member

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    She is mine now.
     

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  3. Dalendl

    Dalendl Strat-Talker

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    Jan 2, 2016
    NW Mn
    Congratulations.
     
  4. Inventour

    Inventour Strat-Talk Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    USA
    Very nice, enjoy your $239.50 guitar.

    ( New in 1962 ) .
     
  5. simoncroft

    simoncroft Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 30, 2013
    SE England
  6. Fuzzpop

    Fuzzpop Ryan-Ola Silver Member

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    Aug 14, 2012
    Washington, D.C.
    Congrats! Did it take a year for the acquisition? If so, what's the story?
     
  7. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talk Member

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    Yes, this guitar was on advertisement in the web in some country. It was September 2016. I have chances to visit that country quite often for my business. Then I contacted the seller if I could see and play it. He appeared with this in the hotel I stayed. Wow! Gorgeous lady! I touched it and I played a while. This stratcaster sounded extremely sweet and brilliant. That is the sound that I really like. I believe I was in love with this one at first sight. But the seller wanted a certain of amount money which I couldn't afford at that moment because I didn't have cash with me. I told him that I come back in three months. He said OK, He could wait. But life is not always easy as you now. The schedule of my next visit was canceled...In April last year he sent me an email asking if I was still interested in buying stratocaster. I answered yes, but the next visit would be in July. I thought he was stilll witing for me. So I tried to manage gather money from my safe box. You know I was really in seventh heaven! Then, I called him as soon as I arrived at the airport and he said he changed his mind not selling it over the phone and he would keep it with him. What kind of joke is this? I seriously making money. I was so mad at him and really pissed off! I thought the vintage stratocaster is my dream guitar which I could never get it forever. Bad luck for me.

    In January this year I always keep my eyes on classified ads on the web. I found the advertisement of good looking pictures of vintage stratcaster on other classified site on the net.
    I noticed that it was exactly the same one I saw in 2016.Yes, same guitar is for sale again. I contacted the seller. It was him again and he remembers me saying that he was very sorry for annoying me and now he wants money for his business, I think he and his girl friend get married shortly. For that reason he needs money and he changed his mind again. Price was good for me! Not cheap, but all original parts except refinish, replica decal and 5 way switch.Front pickup was rewinded.
    That is the story.
     
  8. Bluebird_12

    Bluebird_12 Strat-Talker

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    Feb 21, 2014
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    That is a great story... Thanks for sharing.

    I love happy endings!
     
  9. crashbelt

    crashbelt Strat-Talker

    397
    Feb 27, 2012
    England
    Very pleased that your persistence paid off. Great looking guitar hope you'e playing the hell out of it.
     
  10. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talk Member

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    Sunburst was my friend's 1963! 10404350_10153548350590903_852007708163485567_n.jpg
     
  11. Inventour

    Inventour Strat-Talk Member

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    Apr 18, 2011
    USA
    Like the commercial, "I'd walk a mile for a Camel".

    " I'll fly around the world for a good Strat".

    Amazing story and congratulations on your new guitar.

    Back then the select wood Fender used was kilns dried and high grade.

    They sure do feel different than a new CNC made Strat.

    You will truly enjoy this guitar.
     
  12. Mipstoo

    Mipstoo Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 18, 2013
    Rockingham Palace
    As far as I know, this is not true... I don't know where you got this information.
    However, the quality of the wood was better. Trees had more time to mature and grow and better parts of the trees were available.
     
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  13. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
    OMEDETOO!!!
    SUGOI SUTEKINA
     
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  14. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talk Member

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    South Africa
    Hi, Yves, your Japanese is excellent! Thanks for nice words.