1965 FenderStratocaster – Candy Apple Red

Check out this nicely worn 1965 Fender Stratocaster in its original Candy Apple Red finish! Most parts, notably the neck and potentiometers, date to 1964, with just the pickups dating to early 1965. With the then-recent takeover by CBS, this particular guitar is a perfect mix of pre-CBS and new appointments, such as pearloid dots and a mint green pickguard. Given the wear throughout the body, it’s clear that this guitar was someone’s go-to, and it most likely saw its fair share of gigs back in the day. Despite this, the guitar is entirely original and free of any repairs or modifications, and it still comes in its original case!

Overall Condition: 7.5, assorted wear and paint chips around the body exposing the silver undercoat, patina, and swirl marks throughout


  • Finish Details: Candy Apple Red, Original, Good Condition with wear throughout exposing the silver undercoat, dings, patina and swirl marks throughout the body
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood (Veneer)
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 6.18K M: 6.19K B: 5.73K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Good Condition with very light patina on tuners and other metal components, play wear and patina to bridge
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with orange lining

Sku: F131


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