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Fender Stratocaster 1962 Fiesta Red

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I'm still getting over the jet lag from this amazing trip to London, England to buy a Fender Stratocaster 1962 Fiesta Red! I purchased the guitar from the brother of its original owner in the town of Bracknell outside of London. The guitar was played a lot with the original owner's band The Strollers back in the 1960s with pictures to prove it. Although it was played a lot, it's still completely original throughout with no changed parts or modifications.

You may be wondering if this is what many refer to as a Selmer Refin since they're rather common in that part of the world. This is a Fender factory original Fiesta Red finish since it has the cool desert sand colored undercoat with no Sunburst underneath, clear nail holes, and nice crisp cavity edges. Have a look for yourself!

I'm always looking for nice examples of custom color Fender Stratocasters. You can contact me here to sell a Fender guitar. If you're looking for help with Fender guitar dating the check out How to date a Fender Stratocaster.





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seafood

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the coolest of the cool!!!!!!!!you always get the best stuff......that's what a vintage strat should look like!!!!!!....what's under the bridge saddles? a winning lotto ticket????0r a fiver?......cheers!!!!!:giggle:
 
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the coolest of the cool!!!!!!!!you always get the best stuff......that's what a vintage strat should look like!!!!!!....what's under the bridge saddles? a winning lotto ticket????0r a fiver?......cheers!!!!!:giggle:
Thank you! Yeah I think he added paper shims underneath the bridge saddles to raise the action :ROFLMAO:. I removed them and the neck shim and got the action just right.

I love seeing the cavity edges, worm route, neck pocket, and nail holes looking just right on a Fiesta Strat like this. I didn't have these pictures when I booked the flight so it was quite a relief to see them when I finally got to it!

 
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Look how cool that dude is with the glasses! And look at the bass drum skin! These guys are killin' it.

Nice guitar too!

Yeah that bass drum skin is really killer! They definitely have a Gene Vincent vibe going on in that picture. The guy in the glasses is our boy and that is the Stratocaster pictured above. I'm told that the other Stratocaster player had one false leg which may be the reason for his stance. I'd love to have heard this band live!
 
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