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Original Vintage 1962 Fender Stratocaster with Case
Unmodified Original Condition '62 Strat in Sunburst with Original Bridge Cover & Tremolo Arm - Many More Photos Below
This is a superb original one-owner 1962 Fender Stratocaster in Sunburst. We have stripped the guitar for appraisal and consider the following to be definitive information for accurate dating -
All three pots are stamped ‘304 6242’ which indicates production date of 42nd week of 1962.
Neck stamp 2 OCT 62 B indicates production date of October 1962 and is rubber-stamped (not pencilled) consistent with practices of the period.
Body stamp inside tremolo cavity reads ‘62’ (this method of date inscription on the body stopped in 1963).
Serial number stamped on the neck plate 86917.
Undisturbed wiring harness with original 3-way pickup selector switch.
Very early example veneer Rosewood fret board (radius matches the neck, i.e. not a slab).
Also comes with original Selmer hard case and hire purchase agreement document from 1962.
Other factors such as painted neck cavity (not found after ’62) and fully threaded neck screws (not found before ’62) also help to confirm date – we have done our best to photograph the guitar in minute detail. Nevertheless if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. It is worth baring in mind that 1962 was a transitional year for the Strat and across this model year there are several differences to look out for which also help to date the guitar.
Truly amazing ONE OWNER FROM NEW instrument – we have photos of the original owner posing with his band, holding this guitar, in the early 60’s – one of which will be included in the sale.
You will not find a more authentic example and we feel the advertised price is sensible for a vintage Strat in this condition.
Reasonable offers are invited although we are not about to let this go for a steal!
We are happy to ship Worldwide. Delivery by us personally in England & Wales is also possible.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange to view please contact us.
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