1963 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. L1xxx5, neck date stamp AUG 63, spring cavity pencil date ’63’, Stackpole potentiometers dating to the 34th week of 1963, Finish: Sunburst, typical wear for age including lacquer checking, blemishes, buff wear to arm contour, heavy buckle wear to back; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: original and very worn, refret advised; Electrics: working and appear original; Hardware: generally good, some smaller screw replaced; Case: original hard case, central latch intact, end latches incomplete; Overall condition: good for age

* Sold with CITES A10 certificate no. 588891/02

Estimate £10,000 – 15,000 (Buyers Premium of 24% inclusive of VAT @20%)

Sold for: £13,500