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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Fender753, Sep 8, 2021.
HNGD, but now I'm jealous and my day is ruined.
Congrats, looks awesome
Another vote for leaving it exactly as you found it
If it "speaks" to you as-is then don't change a thing. It's awesome
Hngd! It looks awesome! Wish I could get one in the future.
Wow, nice SG! I might be interested in seeing the pics before restoration!
Some nice repair work on a 62 lefty here
No wonder it weighed 6 pounds.
Kind of surprised it weighed that much with the chainsaw routing job.
Good find.....glad it ticks the boxes.
My 1964 Tele I had from 1981 to 2001 was a player, too.
It was well bastardized by the time I got it, but neck was untouched.
Great find, pickguard takes care of the routing job. Enjoy it, looks great.
What's the second pickup selector switch on the sunburst in middle for??
That was one of the greatest stories here in recent times
I’m really enamored with this strat! In definitely not going to touch it except for a fret job sooner or later. I’ve been through 5 pre cbs strats and currently have 3 but this is the first one that seems completely “right”
How many of them had that date stamp in the body cavity?
Only three of them even had body dates this is the only one with a cavity date stamped as such.
I knew we'd talked about this at one point...
I asked because my 64 (neck is Feb 64) has a red May "something" 1964 stamp in the cavity as well...!
I was told that it was a thing as fender moved to some transition...
I was told that it was a thing when a guitar was brought in for adjustment...
I was told that it was never a thing and the body is fake (same fellow made a low offer)
I was told that it is all in my head.
I've decided that Josefina Campos got bored one day and slipped out to the assembly floor and went nuts stamping every body she could find with her little red stamp. Until she stamped Leo's butt and he got so upset he sold the company.
Seems as plausible as everything else I've heard.
Interesting, maybe it was just a thing they tried in May 64! I have no reason at all to think this body is unoriginal and has all the dowels and markings and I bought it from the original owner. So I would have have to assume yours is legitimate as well.
Really cool guitar. If I were to ever get a vintage guitar, it would be a 1964. January would be icing on the cake.
I've no doubt about the legitimacy of either...the provenance of mine is very well established.
What is interesting is that two early 64's have a nearly identical, and unusual, stamp.
Oh, your 61 is there, I assume others are too but...don't forget to update the list
You've noticed how close serial number on this is to yours?
I had not ! Curiouser and curiouser,
I'm not saying aliens but...