1965 Fender Stratocaster$8,000.00
Black refin. With original electronics. You might remember this guitar from our Facebook video a few months ago. Gotten from the original owner who had refinished it in see-through green. And – he had routed it for an onboard fuzz effect (under pickguard and back of guitar), and the guard was cut for controls. He also had put late ’60s Fender Klusons – we put original Klusons back (no big issues). Original logo, frets, pickups (no rewinds) with nice balanced output.The guitar sounds sweet. The pots are original and the original 3-way is in place (you could change that without affecting value). The neck is a full, fat one, quartersawn rock maple, with beautiful Brazilian rosewood fretboard. The finish, done at Willie’s, is just too pretty and deep to relic…so we didn’t.
Google Jimi Hendrix black Strat Monterey for a fun photo. Try not to dream about the light pre-CBS dream guitar with original hard case. Flawed yet somehow perfect.