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The neck, dated May '56, still has the "clubby" pre-V shape typical of '55; it has some wear and original nut and frets. but, compared to the '55 "no-lines" they have again the single-line stamped Kluson Deluxe words. The black-bottom pickups fixed to the single-ply pickguard have the original bakelite covers, two of which are broken from playing wear.
The Spaghetti logo on the headstock is in great shape, and next to the original round string-retainer there is another hole, professionally plugged and touched-up, from some mysterious "thing" once screwed to the headstock; whatever it was, it's out of the strings line, in a position which makes meaningless another string-retainer, so I have no explaination for it. Also the tone and volume knobs and the trem-arm and switch tips are made of bakelite.
in excellent working order and look great, no hidden flaws or holes whatsoever.
Probably the guitar has been refretted and the nut has been replaced.
The sound is great, hot and well-balanced, with the right amount of grit you'll expect from a '50s maple-neck Strat.
Another wonderful Pre-CBS Strat, with an incredible flamed maple neck with brazilian rosewood board and clay dots.
Not only it looks great, but it also has easy action and playability and a very comfortable profile.
This Strat has all-original hardware and circuitry features, with three-bolts neckplate, tilt-neck adjustment, "F" tuners, truss-rod "bullet" on the front of the headstock, etc.Light alder body, three-bolt and 'tilt-neck adjustment' maple neck, large headstock with black logo.Black is one of the most sought-after custom colors, since Jimi Hendrix often used black Strats with large headstocks.All the other plastic parts are also original and in good shape.Gorgeous sunburst finish in excellent condition, just some belt-buckle wear and fading of the red beneath the right arm, and a few scratches and dings on the body edges (all shown in pictures), but I'd conservatively rate this guitar's condition as an Excellent plus.
Custom color's rarity, light weight and sound make of this guitar a winner.