1965 FenderStratocaster – Candy Apple Red Metallic (Gold Hardware)

We are proud to show off this extraordinarily clean 1965 Fender Stratocaster in Candy Apple Red with original gold hardware! This example is one of the earliest guitars to feature a maple cap fretboard, a feature not used on standard production guitars until the following year! The gold hardware itself is in remarkably great shape; some of the cleanest and brightest we’ve ever seen.

Overall Condition: 9.5, a historic and clean piece


  • Finish Details: Candy Apple Red, Excellent Condition
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple Cap
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 12 oz
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 5.88K M: 5.82K B: 6.18K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Near Mint
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8ths
  • Includes: Original Black Tolex Case, Fender Strap, Polish Cloth

Sku: F036


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