1964 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. L3xxx2, neck date stamp March ’64, pot date codes for 1963, pickups stamped for 1964, three-tone sunburst refinish which has nicely checked over time, wear to the back of the neck giving a comfortable feel, wear to frets, wear to fretboard, filled hole on the head from an old string tree, new nut, middle pickup rewound, electrics in working order, later Fender hard case, condition: good for age

*Sold with CITES article 10 certificate no. 549472/02.  This lot is subject to CITES regulations if exporting outside of the EU

Provenance: the vendor purchased this guitar from an advert in Weston Super Mare Ad Mag on 28th February 1983. The guitar had been refinished in a non-Fender red, had a replaced brass nut and the middle pickup was giving a low output. The guitar was taken to Dick Knight in August 1984 and was refinished in three-tone sunburst. A new nut was fitted by the Kinkade Brothers in March 1983. The middle pickup was rewound by Kent Armstrong in November 1985 – 10,000 turns with 0.056mm wire

Estimate £3000 – 4000

Sold for £5000 (8th December 2016)