I got to play a very nice 64 Strat today!!!

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  1. JacksonAmpworks

    JacksonAmpworks Member

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    Isn't it a '65? The logo on the headstock and the small headstock leads me to believe that it's a '65. I have been told that the larger logo with the smaller headstock indicates that this is a transitional model.... mid 1965 I've been told.
     
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    From what I've read the CBS Transition started several months before 1965, so 64/65 would make sense to me.
     
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    I can just feel the vibes coming off those pics. I am envious. I want to touch it in all the wrong places. I am definitely a vintage gear whore. I once had a savings account, but it is no longer. Gear has taken control of my every thought.
     
  4. brianf

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    I could not get over just how clean the PUP's are. I never knew what the words "Fender Chime" meant. I do now.


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    Yup, having owned an original '64 Strat a few years ago, I have yet to play its equal. I miss that guitar dearly :(.
     
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    Wow, very authentic relicing job...nice and subtle. ;)
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    :) :) Yeah, where did the custom shop sticker go????:Devil


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    This one is especially a good example of nice natural neck wear...the thing that I think relics often fall short in. Thanks for posting....cool guitar!
    Greg
     
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    That's nice. Weird how the pickup covers are still pretty white and new looking.

    I own a '66 that's got that super chimey tone from the pickups, but the guitar itself is thick sounding. Last year I played a '63 and it was bad. It was mint as can be, and the lightest strat I've ever held. It had such a thin, spikey tone. Like if you turned the bass on your amp off. Acoustically you could hear no body in the tone. Also those frets were next to nothing. It almost felt like a fretless.
     
  10. kev

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    That is beautiful. Thanks for the pictures. I played a '64 transition logo Strat years ago during some studio time, and it haunts me to this day how amazing that guitar was.

    Kev
     
  11. Jim Barth

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    He's right chances are with clay dots, green guard, and transition logo....it's a 64'.

    Very, very rare to find a 65' with that combination.

    At that it would have to be a VERY early 65' like January.
     
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    My first good guitar (after a Wards) was a '64 Sunburst Strat
    I got for $75.00 in 1971. Prices have sure changed...:eek:

    Man, wish I still had it!!!:(
     

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