I've been meaning for a while to post some pics of my one and only pre-CBS Strat. Finally got around to it. So it's a March 65 neck with 3x 14th week of 65 pots and no other date markings. Pearl dots, transition logo and a green guard. I like the green guard with CAR and r/w neck. I read somewhere that CAR was Leo's favourite finish. There's a lot of fine sawdust still in there and 2 bits of tape in the cavities - I've no idea what the '16' on the tape in the neck p'up cavity means. Colour code for CAR? The CAR is applied over silver which shows from the odd chip. I have the original ashtray and trem arm and it came with a vgc white case with black ends - I think from 63? It's very clean and sounds brilliant - very Hendrix, but also does lovely cleans for funky jazzy chops. The only drawback is that it doesn't get gigged a lot. It was bought presumably a long time ago by the bass player in a successful mid-60s British pop band. He seems to have kept it under the bed until selling it on consignment to me via a major London vintage dealer. His band had 1 UK No.1 single and 2 No.1s in the USA. The US No.1s were definitely not among the great Britpop exports of that era (hope the guy's not a Strat Talker) if anyone identifies the band from this!! I took a few more pics while it was apart so ask for any more and I might have them to post. I'm now dreading Mipstoo and Bazzjass telling me it's a refin partscaster with a Lashing guard. At least I managed to find the dowel marks and pictured one of them!