New Guitar Day! 1964

Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Fender753, Sep 8, 2021.

  1. mexipan

    mexipan Strat-Talker

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    HNGD, but now I'm jealous and my day is ruined.
    Congrats, looks awesome
     
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  2. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    Another vote for leaving it exactly as you found it :thumb:
    If it "speaks" to you as-is then don't change a thing. It's awesome :D
     
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  3. Brutus

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    Hngd! It looks awesome! Wish I could get one in the future. :)
     
  4. picapoyo

    picapoyo Strat-Talker

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    Wow, nice SG! I might be interested in seeing the pics before restoration!
     
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  5. LHstrat

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    Some nice repair work on a 62 lefty here

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  6. 64 Tele

    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    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.
     
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  7. Dana Rudd

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    Great find, pickguard takes care of the routing job. Enjoy it, looks great.
     
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    64 Tele Strat-O-Master

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    What's the second pickup selector switch on the sunburst in middle for??
     
  9. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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  10. Fender753

    Fender753 Strat-Talker

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    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”
     
  11. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    How many of them had that date stamp in the body cavity?
     
  12. Fender753

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    Only three of them even had body dates this is the only one with a cavity date stamped as such.
     
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  13. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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  14. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    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.
     
  15. Fender753

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    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.
     
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  16. Andrew Wasson

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    Really cool guitar. If I were to ever get a vintage guitar, it would be a 1964. January would be icing on the cake.
     
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  17. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    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 :thumb:
    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/member-owned-precbs-serial-numbers.538189/page-5
     
  18. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    You've noticed how close serial number on this is to yours?
     
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  19. rolandson

    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    I had not ! Curiouser and curiouser,
    I'm not saying aliens but...
     
  20. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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