New Listing Fender Custom Shop Custom Built 1960 Stratocaster NOS / … 1962 saw the addition of a third patent number to the headstock decal, and Fender started rubber-stamping dates on the end of guitar necks rather than writing them in pencil. Why? The guitar itself, a sunburst-finish Stratocaster with serial number 31324 and a May 2, 1964, date stamp on the neck, was soon lost; its whereabouts remained a mystery until the guitar was found and its identity verified in 2012, after which it sold at auction for a stratospheric $965,000. C $6,544.38. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. It also appears to have a Dakota Red layer over the white and under the Fiesta Red. He’d turned in a lengthy and busy “apprenticeship” with acts including the Isley Brothers, Little Richard, King Curtis, Joey Dee and the Starlighters and others, relentlessly honing his fierce talent and a flamboyant stage presence that belied his thoughtfully soft-spoken demeanor offstage. The Difference Between Strat and Tele Bridge Pickups, A Guide to Fender Single-Coil Stratocaster Pickups, How the Stratocaster Came to Have Two Headstocks. $ 450,000.00. Harrison gave his Stratocaster a vibrant psychedelic paint job in spring 1967, just after sessions were completed for Sgt. This guitar has a white undercoat, which is typical of 1950s custom colors. Ike Turner continued to put the Stratocaster to dynamically expressive use, as he had in the 1950s, and other electric blues giants such as Howlin’ Wolf and Otis Rush embraced it too. The body contours—the forearm in particular—became even less pronounced, and three-ply white plastic pickguards replaced the previous “mint green” celluloid pickguards (although remaining stores of mint green Stratocaster pickguards were used throughout 1965). A frequent visitor to Fender, Dale helped the company’s designers create more powerful guitar amps, and his “wet” sound was drenched in the spring reverb that Fender built into its early-’60s amps. On their own and backing up singer Cliff Richard, the Shadows racked up several Strat-fueled hits in the early 1960s, and more than a few British kids longed for a Fiesta Red Stratocaster just like Marvin’s. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > tomgig Strat-Talk Member. Home Forums > Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum > Stratocaster Discussion Forum > 1960 Time Machine CS Relic Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by tomgig, Nov 3, 2020. In fact though, this did come as a surprise to Fender, and a happy one at that—the development boded especially well for the previously mis-targeted Jazzmaster and its somewhat struggling predecessor, the Stratocaster. Copyright ©2020. Please choose your region below, Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat®, Master Volume, Tone 1. Surf and instrumental music turned out to be a short-lived phenomenon at the top of the charts. Which is the Right Neck Shape for You? Fender started the '60s strong introducing new models like the Jaguar and the Jazz Bass. Two saving graces appeared in the early 1960s that rescued rock ‘n’ roll from the schmaltzy teen pop that U.S. record labels used to fill the vacuum left by rock’s near-demise late in the previous decade. 1960 Fender Stratocaster in original Fiesta Red custom color. To find the value of your vintage 1960's Fender Stratocaster, please use the information below or contact us to get a professional appraisal within 24 … Copyright ©2020. An audience of folk purists was shocked when Dylan took the stage in an orange shirt and dark leather jacket, playing a Stratocaster and backed by an electric band. A new decade was fast approaching. By then, rock’s front line had already been stopped in its tracks, with Little Richard leaving at the height of his fame in 1957 to found his own ministry and Elvis Presley inducted into the U.S. Army in 1958. Hopefully, when I have enough money, I can use this model to help guide my purchase of my dream 1960’s Fender Stratocaster. Date from late 1963, serial is L22695. Buy It Now. READ MORE: Fender Stratocaster Buying Guide: 7 Strat Models Compared, Through Hendrix, guitarists everywhere finally seemed to get it on a much larger scale than ever before—the Stratocaster was an instrument capable of extraordinary things. He returned minutes later for a solo acoustic set, but Dylan’s move from acoustic troubadour to full-on electric rock star marked a major turning point in rock music. Most significantly that year, thinner “round-laminated” fingerboards that made for a more stable joint between neck and fingerboard replaced flat-bottom “slab” rosewood fingerboards. Strat in hand, Hendrix plugged into Jack Bruce’s bass amp and promptly launched into a light-speed rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor” that quickly rendered England’s greatest blues-rock guitarist dumbfounded. It's got that certain tone&feel you're looking for when you go vintage. Embedded content: https://youtu.be/ZIU0RMV_II8. That didn’t happen. The Fender Custom Shop '60s Stratocaster NOS is a one-of-a-kind instrument that is based on feedback we've received from countless guitarists. The design of the guitar continued to evolve during that period. Pearloid fingerboard dots replaced the previous “clay” dots in late 1964, with the smaller side dots becoming pearloid. This 9.5”-radius fingerboard is slightly flatter than a vintage-style 7.25” radius, providing a comfortable fret-hand feel. Later that year, both guitarists used their Strats prominently on Rubber Soul (the ultra-trebly “Nowhere Man” being perhaps the best examples; both guitarists used their Stratocasters on the song), and again on Revolver (1966). Nonetheless, there were notable developments. Leo Fender and the small company bearing his name seemed oblivious to the increasingly popular musical form even after it broke big in 1955; the company aimed its sleek new Stratocaster guitar squarely at the western swing and dance band guitarists who were already playing Fender’s first and more starkly utilitarian model, the Telecaster. Various patent numbers were added to the models between 1960 and 1977. 1962 debut album Surfer’s Choice remains a classic of the genre to this day. Fender has long been a mainstay in virtually every genre of contemporary music. HOLIDAY SALE: 50% off an Annual or Monthly plan. He reportedly wanted to recreate the sounds he envisioned while riding the waves, and he developed a fast single-note picking technique that he combined with a penchant for Middle Eastern scales and melodies (Dale was of Lebanese descent). Fender PlayHOLIDAY SALE: 50% off an Annual or Monthly plan.UNLOCK THIS OFFER, PHOTO: V&A Images / Contributor / Getty Images. Both had arrived in the middle of the 1950s at roughly the same time—the Stratocaster in 1954 and rock ‘n’ roll in 1955. Still largely unknown in his U.S. homeland, Hendrix arrived in England in September 1966 and immediately exploded onto the vibrant London music scene thanks to the astute management of the man who’d “discovered” him in Greenwich Village, former Animals bassist Chas Chandler. READ MORE: How the Stratocaster Came to Have Two Headstocks. Serial number range for the 1964 Fender Stratocaster is generally L20000 to L55000 (on the neck plate). Most British Invasion groups seemed to favor hollow-body instruments, as Fender guitars simply weren’t yet widely available to them at home. Embedded content: https://youtu.be/EzgbcyfJgfQ. Would either survive? Mid-’50s rock ‘n’ roll, for its part, didn’t even feature the electric guitar as its main voice. One of the best slabboard Strats we've ever had for sure. $ 17,500.00. It can’t be mere coincidence that around the time Hendrix broke big in England, other prominent U.K. guitarists were suddenly seen playing Stratocasters. Fender "Sweet Home Alabama" Stratocaster 1973. Other 1965 design changes included a fifth patent number added to headstock and the return of maple as a fingerboard option, although this was a glued-on fingerboard rather than the return of the one-piece maple neck/fingerboard of 1954-1959. Nonetheless, Fender instruments fared well at Motown right from the start, especially the Precision Bass. “Nobody wanted (them) anymore. Toward the end of 1959, with the 1960s fast approaching, a bright future for both rock ‘n’ roll and the Fender Stratocaster seemed far from assured. They were archaic.”, READ MORE: Iconic Mods: Eric Clapton's 'Blackie' 1960 Fender Stratocaster - 3-tone Sunburst incl. 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