Vintage Fender Stratocaster 1962 w/ Fender Hardcase & Mods Factory Refinished Lake Placid Blue

sku# 78364
1962 Stratocaster
1962 Stratocaster
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  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
 
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
  • 1962 Stratocaster
Retail Price:
$20,000.00
 

Fender Stratocaster 1962 w/ Fender Hardcase & Mods Factory Refinished Lake Placid Blue 

 
Serial Number: 78364 -- specs are below
 
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Summary:
 
This has original tuners, factory refinished neck that dates to being done in 1966/67 with consideration to the Patent #s on the headstock, factory refinished in Lake Placid Blue routed body which was refinished in 1967 based on headstock patent #, electronics which date to 1962, aging mint green pickguard, tremolo and tremolo block. 
 
Various parts are non original such as; refinished neck and body albeit by the Fender factory, top tremolo plate that is possibly late 60's but more likely 70's, bridge saddles which are early 70's, input jack plate, 1964-65 no logo Fender hardcase.   
 
Neck:
 
Factory refinished maple neck with rosewood radius veneer feels great throughout. It is as if this is the neck that you will have been searching for. The frets and fingerboard show play wear throughout, but without any fret buzz or muted frets. Nut is original Finish checking is throughout the backside of the neck. Neck patent #'s date this to roughly 1966-67 for refinish work.
 
Body:
 
As you can seen from photo's; the body has an extra route to fit the Jaguar hot switches. The modification must have been done previous to 1967 because the route is finished in the Lake Placid Blue color. The body exhibits normal play wear from a guitar that has been played for the majority of the past 60 years. 
 
Electronics/Pickups:
 
All electronics are 100% original with exception to the added hot switches. Both neck and bridge PUP's are fully functional that have strong and steady output. The mid PUP is not reading on the multi meter. Electronics date to late 1962. The hot switches were a common mod done in the early sixty's by a shop in Milwaukee, WI.
 
Hardware:
 
Original tuners work with ease. 3-layer pick guard once creamy colored is now mint green from aging. Tremolo bridge plate and saddles are 70's era, and both bridge cover and tremolo bar are original.
 
Case:
 
No logo Fender case is included in sale. The case dates to 1964-65 which was possibly left over in the factory when the guitar was refinished in 1966-67 and provided for being shipped back to the original customer.
 
Specs:
 
Body Width: 12-1/2"
Body Length: 15-3/4"
Body Depth: 1-3/4"
Total Length: 38-3/8"
Radius: 7.25"
Scale: 25-1/2"
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Neck Shape: C
Frets: 21
Weight: 7lbs-15.2oz
Neck PU: 6.80
Mid PU: no reading
Bridge PU: 6.54
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Product Specs
Condition:Good (Used) Brand:Fender Model:StratocasterFinish:Factory Refinished Lake Placid BlueCategories:Solid BodyYear:1962Made In:United States
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