Since I’m rem­i­nisc­ing about old gear…

Guitarist - - Opinion -

What? Orig­i­nal 1962 Fen­der Stra­to­caster (re­fin) Where seen? ATB Gui­tars, Chel­tenham Price? £10,495 De­scrip­tion? This is al­most iden­ti­cal to the white Strat I bought in 1971 and used through that old AC30 and, less suc­cess­fully, into the Dual Show­man.This one was re­fin­ished decades ago and was in the same fam­ily for 46 years. Okay, 10k-plus is not to be sneezed at, but have you seen what Master Built Fen­ders are fetch­ing these days? Al­most ev­ery­thing else on the gui­tar is‘cor­rect’with gor­geous green cel­lu­loid guard, beau­ti­fully patina’d hard­ware and al­most black Brazil­ian rose­wood ’board with dirty clay dots. It comes with the orig­i­nal Selmer style case, too, is vis­ually stun­ning and ap­par­ently plays and sounds amaz­ing, too. Now where did I put that lot­tery ticket?

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