1963 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. 8xxx6; Finish: Olympic white, appears original with usual desert sand undercoat showing underneath , various imperfections including lacquer checking, minor blemishes, larger blemishes and rubbing; Fretboard: rosewood; Frets: good, refret; Electrics: working, original pots and original black bottom pickups cloth-wired to a replaced switch (original switch retained), some resoldering; Hardware: generally good and mainly original aside from a bridge pickup spring screw and the two switch screws (original switch screws retained), spring cavity plate damaged to the upper corners, original bridge cover included, missing tremolo arm; Case: period fibreboard case; Other: serial number dating to 1962, neck stamp ‘2 SEP 62B’ and pots dating to 6th week of 1963; Overall condition: good for age

*Sold with CITES article 10 certificate

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

Sold for £15,000 (14th June 2018)