To even suggest that such a guitar exists would be the very definition of Insanity! However, I am not insane (or so I’ve been told), it is here, it is very real, and, needless to say, it is Xtremely rare:
Spectacular Lefty 1964 Fender Lake Placid Blue Strat, 100% Original w OHSC, Near Mint/Investment Grade Condition!
This is the cleanest Custom Color Left-Handed pre-CBS Strat I’ve ever seen, and probably one of the cleanest Custom Color pre-CBS Strats, lefty or righty, on the planet! True pre-CBS, with all date codes from 1964:
• Neck Plate: L57396
• Neck Stamp: 2SEP 64B
• Pickups: (2) Black-Bottom, yellow stamped APR 23 64, (1) Gray-Bottom, 10-29-64
• Pots: 137-6428
• Neck PUP: 5.97 Ohm
• Middle PUP: 5.79 Ohm
• Bridge PUP: 5.66 Ohm
• Green Guard(crack-free)
• Clay Dots
• No Logo Lefty Case
The condition is amazing; just a handful of small nicks/small scratches. Even the sides and bottom are in beautiful condition(please see pics); when is the last time you saw a pre-CBS Strat that wasn’t dinged up on the sides/bottom? Vibrant, no-fade/no greening Lake Placid Blue finish, almost no fretwear(just the slightest wear on the 1st fret only), back of neck is perfect. And has that perfect Strat weight of around 7 1/2 lbs.
A 1964 Lake Placid Blue Fender Strat holds special significance in that it is Jimmy Page’s main Strat (yes, Jimmy did play other guitars than his 2 Gibson Les Paul Bursts), having used it to great effect on In the Evening from the legendary Led Zeppelin concert at Knebworth from 1979(on DVD #2 from the the 2003 Led Zeppelin 2-DVD Set). So if you’re a lefty and Jimmy Page fan, this guitar is absolutely a dream come true!
The Strat comes with the following original accessories: bridge cover, guitar strap, guitar cable, trem bar, and Lefty No Logo case. It also includes a Certificate of Appraisal from Gary Dick of Gary’s Classic Guitars, who also states that:
“This is the finest custom color Pre-CBS left handed Stratocaster we have ever seen! Near Mint!”
This Strat has also been recently inspected and set-up by Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music(www.topshelfmusic.com). So this guitar has been physically inspected and authenticated by not 1, but 2 of the top vintage guitar authorities in existence. Take the risk out of buying a vintage instrument when you buy from Lefty Vintage Guitars!
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the high-end lefty vintage Fender collector. Lefty Custom Color pre-CBS Strats are the rarest and most desirable of the vintage Fenders(if you ever see them at all). Also, this could be the showcase guitar for the discriminating righty vintage Fender collector. Just insane, I tell you, just insane; don’t hesitate on this one!