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Fender Pre-CBS Slab Board Stratocaster Refin Olympic White 1960 w/Custom Color Hardshell Case

Fender Pre-CBS Slab Board Stratocaster Refin Olympic White 1960 w/Custom Color Hardshell Case

Regular price $22,999.99 USD
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Fender Pre-CBS Slab Board Stratocaster in Olympic White Finish made in 1960 with 63-64 Custom Color Strat Hardshell Case (Refin/Refret). This guitar features a solid alder body dated 12/59, bolt on maple neck and Brazilian rosewood slab fingerboard. Equipped with an original set of Pre-CBS Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil pickups in the neck, middle and bridge positions. Controlled by 1-volume, 2-tone knobs and a 3-way blade switch comprised of its original Centralab pots dating to the 48th week of 1959. The 25.5" scale length neck has clay dot inlays and has been re-fretted with 21 vintage style frets with a C-shape neck profile. The hardware is comprised of a original nickel Kluson deluxe single line tuning machines, equipped with the original synchronized tremolo bridge complete with patent pending stamped saddles, white skirted knobs, a bone nut and an extremely rare original 1960 3-ply tortoiseshell pick-guard.

This Vintage guitar is in overall very good condition for its age with moderate signs of play-wear although it has had some parts changed and modifications throughout its life. It has been refinished Olympic white and you can see signs of the previous blue finish underneath which may or may not have been the factory finish. The original body date of 12/59 is in the rear control cavity although it is difficult to see. There are some scuffs, scratches, a few light dings/ dents and the pick-guard has some shrinkage and cracks around the screw holes. The neck, and parts of the headstock have been sanded at some point in its life and the original Fender headstock decal has been replaced. Some of the tuners gears are worn and have play but still work.(See pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 9-42 strings and includes a non-original but rare vintage 1963-1964 custom color strat hardshell case.


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Pre CBS Stratocaster (Refin)
  • Year: 1960
  • Finish: Olympic White
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: 45703
  • Condition: Good
  • Weight: 7lbs 13.4oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Date: 12/59
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Sanded
  • Finger Board: Brazilian Rosewood Slab Board
  • Neck Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Neck Thickness at 1st: .805"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th: .970"
  • Inlays: Clay Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.625"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 21 Vintage (Refret)
  • Neck Stamp date: 10/60
  • Pickup Config: SSS
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil / 5.00k
  • Middle Pickup: Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil / 5.41k
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil / 6.53k
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise
  • Pots: 1-Volume, 2-Tone
  • Pot Date Codes: AUD 304-5948 (Centralab 48th week of 1959)
  • Switch: 5-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe Single Line with Oval Heads 
  • Strap Buttons: Standard
  • Bridge: Fender Vintage Synchronized Patent Stamp Saddle Tremolo
  • Knobs: White Top Hat
  • Mods: Refin/ Refret, Nut, Neck. Head stock sanded, Logo Replaced, screw replaced on trem cover, neck pocket shim (For playability)
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Case: 63-64 Custom Color Strat Hardshell Case


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