1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
1954 Fender Stratocaster
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1954 Fender Stratocaster

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1954 Fender Stratocaster (pre production)

Extremely rare early 1954 Fender Stratocaster in very good condition! This is the first year of the most legendary guitar ever made and it is a prep production one (pre October '54)! I got it through my friend David of Brussels Vintage Guitars, who found it 8 years ago in the USA for a major European collector.

The guitar features a stunning sunburst finish with amazing figuerd grain, showing some play wear and aging that gives it the perfect look! It has a great beefy neck with a slight V shape, making it a joy to play. All three pickups are nicely balanced . The sound is truly special, offering a woody, natural full tone that lets you hear the ash. Neck is dated July 1954, body is dated 7/54, and solid shaft pots are from week 29 of '54.

The guitar has had a very well done refret without disturbing the original finish. The short skirt knobs were replaced by an original set of '55-'56 Bakelite knobs due to their fragility, and tipswitch is a later addition.

Comes with its original trem arm, bridge cover and “impossible to find” poodle case in very good shape. This guitar is also mentioned in Werners List. 

More details:

  • Original Ash body in sunburst dated 7/54
  • Original  maple neck - TG - 7 - 54
  • Original Kluson single-line tuners
  • Original "black bottom" pickups with original wiring
  • Original solid shaft pots dated week 29 1954
  • Original single layer white pick guard
  • Changed 55-'56 Bakelite knobs
  • Original 3-way switch, with a changed switch tip
  • Original tremolo & bridge cover
  • Weight is 3,47 kg
  • Original Poodle case with red lining (restored)