• 2500.00 £
  • Published date: May 2, 2024
    • Hindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom


⭕ For your consideration is this vintage 1960 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. This incredibly rare 100% all original example, serial number 54556, features an incredibly attractive translucent Blonde finish over an exotic Ash body. Yes, this is arguably the rarest Slab Board Custom Color Strat configuration, as most other colors were typically applied to regular Alder bodies. This un-circulated, original owner, instrument is; filthy, faded, played, and worn to a degree that is both enthralling and clearly storied. Not only is this an amazing guitar, but it was used in amazing ways, and the level and type of wear attest to such. I have not adjusted a single part on this guitar, nor have I considered cleaning it. All of the dirt, sweat, grime, specks of soda, and cigarette smoke discoloration, will be on the guitar when you get it. I have not seen a similar guitar made available for sale on eBay, so take advantage of this potentially once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy one of the coolest guitars of all time.

Serial Number: 545XX
Neck Date: 11-60
Pot Codes: 304-6043
Weight: 7 lbs. 6 oz.
Pickup Resistance: 5.53? (neck), 6.12? (middle), 5.36? (bridge)

This guitar is an absolutely 100% all original example. It was never broken, repaired, nor modified. All of the original solder joints are intact and remain un-touched since assembly. Nothing has been changed, removed, restored, etc., and all of the original accessory parts (tremolo arm, bridge cover, and case) are included.

As can be seen, it was played, used, and possibly abused, all of which contribute to it being thoroughly gorgeous in its own spectacular way. No, its not mint, in fact, its not even in good condition. The pickguard tip is chipped, the pickguard is cracked through the bass side of the neck pickup, the Stratocaster portion of the decal has disappeared form the intact decal, the plastic tremolo arm tip is broken in half, a piece of the fingerboard has split, and there is a small dark mark where the string tree poked through the back of the headstock.

How rare is this guitar?

- As briefly discussed above, this guitar is particularly rare due to the unique combination of several uncommon features.

Firstly, early Slab Board Strats are rare to begin with, as they were only produced for a brief 3-year period.

Secondly, a Custom Color of any variant would be a very rare sight on an early Slab Board Stratocaster. And though they do exist, the color palette was somewhat limited. Earlier maple neck Strats were almost never finished in a Custom Color, so the early 60s is really the first period where it became slightly more accessible, while still being much more scarce than those produced just several years later.

Thirdly, due to the finish choice, this body was cut from a single piece of Ash, just as Blonde Telecasters are.

Phone number ✆ 01380 645090
Hindon, Wiltshire

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