1963 FenderStratocaster – Black

How beautiful is this 1963 Fender Stratocaster in its original Black finish?! Factory Black is one of Fender’s rarer Custom Colors; this particular guitar is a beautiful Pre-CBS example, with a celluloid green pickguard, clay dot inlays, and a bright rosewood fretboard on a maple neck. This rare finish is in great condition, with just some finish checking and patina throughout. The neck feels incredible in hand, and the sound from these three well-balanced pickups is just otherworldly.

Overall Condition: 9, weather checking throughout, with some fragile areas of finish in the horns and at the back of the neck, light patina


  • Finish Details: Black, Original, Excellent Condition with weather checking throughout, previously mentioned fragile finish inside horns, light playwear
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood (Veneer)
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 6.09K M: 5.71K B: 5.95K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition, light swirl, heavy patina on bridge saddles
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Brown Hardshell Case with orange lining, leather strap, cord

Sku: F196


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