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Fender Non-Reissue 1962 Stratocaster, Olympic White Refinish

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Please note that this guitar is being sold on commission for a good customer of ours'. If you would like for us to sell your instrument or collection on commission then please contact us.

  • Made in 1962
  • Refinished example, Olympic White
  • Please see our condition notes below for further details
  • Includes Fender Shaped Hard Case
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We have here a Fender Stratocaster, originally made in 1962. Now 55 years old, the instrument naturally has some history. Please read on for further information.

We are selling this guitar on commission for a good customer of ours who has owned it for a good number of years. Our technician has disassembled the guitar to date each of the parts, and we can confirm the following:

  • The heel of the neck is stamped as being made in 1962
  • The serial number of the neck matches the serial number of the neck socket on the body of the guitar
  • The pots are original - They are dated to the 18th week of 1962
  • The routing of the body beneath the scratchplate is still original - It has not been 'Swimming Pool' routed
  • The square neck plate has the instruments 5-digit serial number stamped to it
  • The guitar has a 'slab' fingerboard, with the thickness of the fingerboard reaching the top of the truss rod screw - See pictures

This is not a completely original '62 Stratocaster, however, and would be an instrument more appropriate to a player than a collector seeking out a wholly period-correct example. The following should be noted:

  • The guitar body has been finished in Olympic White. The date of the refinish is not known, but it has been very well executed
  • The instrument has been refretted. The frets are now jumbo frets which allows for improved playability
  • The pickups are original, but, the middle and neck pickup have been rewound. 
  • The pickup selector has been changed to a five-way selector. The original is included in the case
  • The jack socket has been replaced; the original is in the case
  • The bridge saddles are original, with the exception of the closest height adjustment grub screw on the low E string
  • The back of the neck has been refinished. Again, this has been well done and the guitar plays nicely with its larger frets. We do, however, note some roll-off on the high-E string which is caused by a heavier touch. For light playing, this shouldn't be an issue.
  • The clay dots have been changed on the fretboard
  • The guitar has a shaped Fender 'bullet' case - It is not the original
  • Importantly, The headstock decal is not original and not period-correct for 1962 - It displays a 1950s-style decal

With these points in mind, the price has been revised to reflect this, with all-original examples reaching 5-digit figures on the second-hand market. If any additional information is required then please do not hesitate to contact us and we will provide any information where we can.

We Welcome Part Exchange

We welcome part exchanges on items over £500. We realise that sometimes you need to “move something on” to get your new guitar. We give fair prices and once agreed we stick to them. The only thing we ask is that you accurately describe your guitar. We have plenty of happy customers from our part exchange scheme.

How it works – If you are local, you can simply call in. If you are not local we will assess your guitar and give you a valuation via phone/e-mail (we may ask for pictures). Once the price is agreed, we always stick to it, and your new guitar will be removed from the market so the deal can be concluded.

You can either send us your guitar, or we can use our courier to pick up for a small charge (UK only). Once the guitar is with us and any balance is paid we can dispatch your new guitar.

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