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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by Markt, Mar 30, 2009.
It's more than road worn... more like a battle worn
Looks stunning yeah!
Very Cool. Looks like it started life out with a different finish though. Though I could be wrong the Black certainly seems like an after thought.
I would carefully take everything apart and photograph it. The underside of the pick-up cover and the neck pocket will tell the Real story. Write down ALL the numbers you see. Pots, caps, neck pocket, pick-ups everything. I'm pretty sure its all the same year, but I believe it would worth verifying this.
I've seen holes in maple filled where you couldn't even see they were their. The trick is using the same color maple dust to mix with the Wood Filler.
Very very interesting piece. You just never know when you'll come across a piece such as yours. I've seen one picked up at a flea market all banged up and Black Primered. Trick is not to expect anything but keep your eyes open.
Dan Erliwine is a great source to actually fix whatever you might want to or to get the correct info on exactly how to do it. He has a few books out, Writes for Guitar Player, and also has a shop in Athens Ohio. Myself, I would finish both sides of the headstock to match the roadworn look and add a time correct Fender Water Decal. I wouldn't use all wood filler though. I'd use wood dolls and very little filler BTW.
How will you know? Its going to get assessed at a music store this week, by a specialist so i will take pics! when it is in pieces. What makes you think it was a different colour originally? I can look for those hanging points in the paint work when its apart. I read that they had a white under coat. Any other insights? Thx
Can't wait to see the guts of this one ~!
Hi guys ok so we pulled it apart this evening with a pro to get a look at the inside....
Firstly neck... It's 2 nov62B! Pretty cool and is stamped on, half worn off but still clear. All internals are original he said, pots and pick ups wiring etc. It even had some writing on the metal underplate of the scratch guard. 2 nail holes were visible but we could not confirm the 3rd one so he thinks at some very early stage it might have been refinished but could not confirm 100% hopefully Another expert will confirm this week.
I have some pics I'll post tomorrow.
thats 1 banged up old banger carnt see how its worth £5000 my self but i surpose some 1 would pay it god knows why i can understand old strats being worth loads when there near as mint but when there in that condition no way it beggers belief that ppl pay that much
Why do people pay for a table and dining chair set ... it's antique.
its not an antique.an item isnt antique.untill its 100yrs old
Classic .. I'm sorry tready ...
inside the banger!
Ok so this is what we saw, anyone who has some insight let me know, i dont know what we are looking at here. But anyway it was fun to see the workings and the neck date. Its hard to see the last item on the stamp, which is a B.
AWESOME Strat and Story! I'm not much for the Relic look
but this one Screams, I've been played / Enjoyed BigTime!
I would not touch a thing on it! Really cool! Love it AS IS Bro!
+1 I cant wait to hear more stories and history!
Interestings pictures. Funny but I was off work yesterday and I thought about removing the pickguard on my black 62 and photographing it but I spent the time playing and recording instead. The last time I removed it was about 30 years ago.
That is a great guitar. I've enjoyed the photos and the videos - thanks for sharing!
I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE! All these stories "My mate's Dad gave me this old thing for a couple of quid.", etc. IT'S KILLING ME! Just kidding. In this age, when everyone knows what everything is worth (thanks EvilBay) it's so nice to know family still means something. Congrats on a scoring a piece of rock history. Enjoy it for generations and thanks for sharing.
Just come across this thread, bloody interesting, great guitar.
Wow. That's all I can say. I agree with those that say leave it be. She has earned her scars. Serious mojo there. Congrats.
This is an old thread, the original poster hasn't been around here for years. He told me he was thinking of selling the Strat to help finance a business venture. He also had a vintage Fender amp which I suggested he sell instead. I never found out what happened.
HI all, and russ, i'm alive and well, and so is the guitar! I still have as i could not bring myself to sell it. I did however take your advice and sold the amp. I still play the guitart alot, and have recently found an original 63 neck to replace my one with. Will take some new pics soon and post them. Cheers all!
Looking forward to those pics, Mark.
She's a beauty :0)