1966 FenderStratocaster – Candy Apple Red (Bound Fretboard)

This original 1966 Fender Stratocaster in Candy Apple Red has a crazy figured neck, and features an extremely rare bound rosewood fretboard with dot inlays! With Fender’s new CBS ownership in full swing, the Stratocaster saw several updates in 1966, with a couple displayed on this piece. You hardly ever see a Stratocaster with a bound neck with dots, as we believe that this was either custom-ordered or experimental since a few other examples have emerged from this same year. This was definitely someone’s player, as this flamed neck has been worn in for a smooth, slick feel. These original frets still have plenty of life left in them. This piece is fully original, with the only note being that a decal looks to have been added and removed from the back of the headstock at some point.

Overall Condition: 8.5, light playwear to the body, neck finish played in, checking


  • Finish Details: Candy Apple Red, Original, Great Condition with light spaghetti lines, playwear and very light checking
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Rosewood (Bound)
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 5.63K M: 5.86K B: 5.36K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Great Condition with some patina to the tuners
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Black Hardshell Case with orange lining

Sku: F276


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