1965 was a very significant year for Fender Musical Instruments. In ‘65, Fender was purchased by CBS, and the new owners made a series of controversial changes. However, this 1965 Fender Stratocaster still contains many of the features that make vintage Fender guitars so widely celebrated.
This Strat comes to us from a long-time friend in Nashville, and he tells us his guitar spent much of its life in Israel, where it gained its beautiful patina and wear. There is buckle rash, finish checking, and all the wear one would expect from a well-loved guitar from this era.
The guitar also has a couple of common modifications, such as a David Gilmour inspired switch, (which gives the player the neck and bridge pickups together), and a 5-way pickup selector switch, offering a huge spectrum of tonal possibilities. The neck is perfectly worn-in, making it very comfortable to play, and the guitar plays effortlessly.
This 1965 Strat is in excellent vintage condition and comes with its original case, which is in fair condition.
- Made In: 1965
- Body: Alder with Three Colour Sunburst
- Neck: Maple
- Fretboard: Rosewood with Clay Dots
- Tuners: Fender Closed-Back
- Bridge: Steel Tremolo
- Saddles: Individual Bent Steel
- Pickups: 3xSingle Coil
- Nut: Bone
- Pickguard: 3-Ply W/B/W
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Case: Original Hardcase