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HOLD 1964 Fender Stratocaster

HOLD 1964 Fender Stratocaster

Regular price $31,950.00
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An incredible pre-CBS ’64 Fender Stratocaster with all the authentic wear that you look for in a vintage guitar. Perfectly broken in and in its original condition excluding a re-wound bridge pickup and updated nut/frets. The neck has a "2MAR64B" stamp and features a full-C, mid-’60s profile that's been worn smooth to the touch for a smooth and comfortable feel. Sounds awesome with a well-balanced and clear quality to the tone that nails down vintage Fender Strat tone! An incredible example of a vintage Strat with the perfect feel and aesthetic. Includes original hardshell case.

There are people out there right now, walking among us, who have paid over $25,000 for a Fender Custom Shop Mike McCready signature Strat. These are people we know. People we trust to straighten our kid’s teeth and arbitrate our divorces. Smart people at the top of their respective fields. Yet, somehow, real pre-CBS Strats like this one that are only marginally more expensive than the McCreadys fail to rouse similar enthusiasm.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"I have nothing against Pearl Jam, and you know I love a good relic, but I can guarantee this ’64 will knock the socks off any modern Strat by virtually any parameter. On aesthetics alone, this thing is a masterpiece. Every “heavy aged” Fender ever produced was aspiring to this exact vibe. It doesn’t quite look abused, but certainly has enough scars to allow for some guilt-free roughhousing.

The feel of the neck might be a personal highlight, a slightly chunky C that’s seen its finish mostly rubbed through over years of heavy play. You can’t fake that feel. Considering how aggressively this Strat has been used through the decades, it remains extremely near-stock condition. The nut and frets have been replaced, basically mandatory on an instrument like this one. The bridge pickup has unfortunately been rewound, but was very professionally executed. For what it’s worth, many Stratocaster enthusiasts consider the bridge to be the second-least-important pickup on the guitar. We see more than our fair share of vintage Strats here at ECG, and I can say without exaggeration that it doesn’t get much better than this."

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