1965 Fender Jazz Bass, 100% Original with OHSC, Pre-CBS!

This is a Left Handed 1965 Fender Jazz Bass, 100% Original/Unmolested Condition, with pre-CBS features: tortoise shell pickguard/celluloid green backing, along with clay dots. The finish is a strong and vibrant 3-color sunburst with very minimal checking. The back has a few nicks and some cord/strap rash, typical of vintage Fenders.

The frets show very minimal wear, probably due to the use of flatwounds throughout the years. The control plate and both covers have a nice shine. The tortoise pickguard is beautiful and crack-free. The fretboard is a dark Brazilian rosewood with an attractive grain. The case is the original factory Left Handed No Logo black tolex case in just as nice a condition as the bass. Also includes both original bridge and PUP covers, Fender polish cloth, and cord. This is a collector/investment grade instrument!

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1963/1964 Fender Strat, Interesting and Unique Provenance!

This is a vintage Strat with a unique provenance and history. Date codes span from Nov 1963 to early 1964, so it’s more accurate to call it a 1963/1964 Strat, especially with a neck date of NOV 63(taking a page from the George Gruhn book of dating a guitar based on the neck date).

This guitar was previously owned by the great Elliot Easton. In fact, a good customer of mine flew from Germany to Malibu to purchase this guitar from Elliot. It was partially refinished by Jay Black, one of the founders of the Fender Custom Shop, somewhere around 1991. Then legendary Tom Murphy, who does the aging/relicing for the high-end Gibson Historic Les Pauls, refinished and reliced the guitar somewhere around the mid-1990s. I’ve only seen perhaps a half dozen lefty Gibsons that Tom has worked on, including the four lefty Rossington Les Pauls(I owned two). And I’ve seen very few Fenders that Tom has worked on, let alone a vintage lefty Strat, so this is a truly unique vintage lefty which has been refinished and reliced by the best in the business.

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1960 Fender Strat, Factory Original Righty Pickups, One of One!

This Strat was fully inspected and set-up by my guitar tech, Scott Freilich of Top Shelf Music(Fender authorized repair center since 1979) on 10/20/16.

1. heel of neck sanded and neck pocket modified to correct some manufacturing defect, but looks to be original factory work by Fender.
2. some typical and minor marker touch-ups on sides, nothing serious.
3. Tuner on D string changed; it is a single-line/no print older Kluson tuner(1953-56)
4. the PUPs are RIGHT HANDED! and appear to be factory original – Fender just put the wrong PUPS into this guitar – no markings on pickguard or masking tape etc to designate Lefty as on my other pre-CBS lefty Strats, so this would be an easy mistake to have made back then. Having the righty PUPs actually helps eliminate the wolf tones on the low E above the 12th fret that are common on Strats.

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