Another 62

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Philc, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    This time a September 62, unplayable when I bought it as it had a bow and a twist in the neck, there was also a modern 5 way switch fitted, the original broken one was in the case.
    I straightened the neck, reset the truss nut and repaired the switch. It's been refinished in nitro and aged, the colour from new showing around the tremolo cutout was white,and blue but I suspect it was originally sunburst due to the brown showing and maybe sprayed ocer at the factory with the other colours.

    Sept-62-1.jpg

    Sept-62-3.jpg

    Sept 62 2.jpg

    Sept-62-4.jpg

    Sept-62-5.jpg

    Sept-62-6.jpg

    Sept-62-7.jpg

    Sept-62-8.jpg

    Sept-62-9.jpg
     
  2. Nick-O

    Nick-O Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    59
    Messages:
    1,711
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Location:
    South Carolinashire
    '62 was a grand year!!
     
    Philc likes this.
  3. Cesspit

    Cesspit Strat-O-Master

    Age:
    65
    Messages:
    959
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2016
    Location:
    Oxford England
    lovely, I love the early 60s strats
     
  4. AxemanVR

    AxemanVR I appreciate, therefore I am... Silver Member

    Messages:
    5,514
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Location:
    Minnesota USA
    `
    How does it sound?




    `
     
  5. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    Ok, Last year my old band got to gether after 47 years, we recorded in my studio, five songs that we played back in the early 70's, here's "Into the fire" by Deep Purple, the Strat is through a VOXAC30H2, U87 mic and mixed through a Chandler/EMI RS124 compressor, the bass is through an early 60's Altec 436c.

    https://app.box.com/s/4t874uw2hgmtnriakxi9zy7rxs8g8ryt

    I've also been studying over the past eight years, the very early 60's Shadows recordings at Abbey Roads Studio 2, (been there three times now) to get an insight as to how things were done back then, this again is the 62 with "Blue Star" recorded as close to the original LP as possible, warts and all, the guitar through a TVS3 echo unit, (IMO the best on the market that copies the early 60's Meazzi drum echo), VOXAC30H2 and U87 into the desk, the other instruments are Taylor acoustic, Fender Jazz Bass and BFD2 Drums.

    Lead mixed through my RS124 and Bass with Altec 436c.

    https://app.box.com/s/rtfst4a9n9i1e7nwsqn69v0ozmv4xexy
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2020
  6. stevierayfan91

    stevierayfan91 DEEPLY SHY.

    Messages:
    12,014
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Location:
    Private.
    Hi @Philc

    Admire your restoring her with care.
    Also think is neat you can play Blackmore stuff !
     
  7. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    Back then, played Purple, Sabbeth, Uriah Heep, Trapeze etc.
     
    smithstrato likes this.
  8. Kyri

    Kyri Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,867
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    Wow, great repair and finishing skills, and great music, thanks for sharing!

    Phil I have a question for you about one of your pictures. I have a strat (a very similar neck actually) that I have clamped to reduce or eliminate some backbow it has developed.

    Regarding the iron to heat it - is there a process to follow, how hot, for how long, steam or not? I am interested in your method.
     
  9. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    The process is to slacken the truss, clamp the neck so it's perfectly straight, you might need packing with shims underneath, then you need something like a steel rule to disperse the heat, I left the iron at full heat for about an hour, but move it around (no steam) then leave overnight.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Stratwrangler likes this.
  10. Kyri

    Kyri Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,867
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    Yes that helps a lot, thankyou!
     
    Philc likes this.
  11. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

    Messages:
    5,461
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Location:
    Location Location
    Mods, another one for the preCBS section! :)
     
    Stratwrangler likes this.
  12. StratmanNick

    StratmanNick Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    1,352
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Location:
    Cornwall England
    A great part of Fender’s history
     
  13. Stratoholic

    Stratoholic Senior Stratmaster

    Messages:
    3,263
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Location:
    somewhere
    The thing is, back in the old days, all Fenders were stained for Sunburst, even guitars that ended up with a custom color finish.

    Also, it wasn't uncommon for them to reuse a badly finished body, by simply spraying the new finish directly on the original finish. It's entirely possible to find an early 60's Fender with 2 or even 3 different finishes, all done at the factory.

    It's also entirely possible to find a fender that has one badly done finish, and then a completely different color sprayed on, without primer or clear coat.
    http://www.guitarhq.com/fenderc.html
     
  14. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    Here's the original paint jobs under the re-spray on this 62, Daphne blue, White and brown which was probably the original Sunburst?

    62 colour em.jpg
     
    elmado likes this.
  15. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

    Messages:
    5,461
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2014
    Location:
    Location Location
    Awesome! But....

    How does a three-way switch break like that??? :confused:
     
  16. Philc

    Philc Strat-Talk Member

    Messages:
    80
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2020
    Location:
    North West
    Who knows, but a mighty whack with something!
     
  17. Neophyte16

    Neophyte16 Strat-Talker

    Age:
    27
    Messages:
    199
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2018
    Location:
    Philippines
    Beautiful!

    I wish someday I can make a thread like this.