A stunning example of an all original, collector grade, pre-CBS, clay dot, Spaghetti logo, Custom Colour Stratocaster finished in Candy Apple Red. The overall condition is excellent given the guitar's age, and the finish retains a vibrant deep red with no fade or yellowing.
The custom colour Candy Apple Red was used by Fender between 1963 and 1973. It was allegedly Leo's favourite colour, and the only custom colour that wasn't taken from car paint manufacturers such as Dupont. Consisting of a red translucent coat on a metallic silver base coat (until they switched to gold in '66), Candy Apple Red was also the most difficult to apply.
This particular example shows signs of wear on the back through to the wood, clearly showing all of the layers used during the application of the finish. There is evidence around the edges of a 'bodyguard' having been installed, but otherwise this guitar is in really good shape and is all original complete with original white Tolex case.
Model SpecOriginal single-line Kluson tuners
Original pots: vol - 304 xxxx (under solder) Tone - Stackpole, 38th week & 44th week of '63
Original pickups, each showing a yellow date stamp of May 28th '64
Serial Number - L25592