We’re incredibly proud to have this very early production 1954 Fender Stratocaster in its original Sunburst finish! This example has a neck and body date of January, 1954, and potentiometer dates from 1952. In fact, this is the fourth serialized Stratocaster, as you can see by the guitar’s serial number, 0103. Before Fender started placing serial numbers on neck plates, numbers were stamped directly onto the rear tremolo cover. Only 200 Stratocasters received a tremolo cover serial number, starting with 0100. The guitar also has the standard ’54 appointments such as bakelite parts and larger pickup pole pieces. The guitar is beautifully worn from years of love and use, with some fretwear in the cowboy chord area, but very much playable. The pickups are all extremely well balanced, with a 5.36K in the bridge, 5.46K in the middle, and 5.53K in the neck position. This guitar did have another set of tuners on it at one point, but were changed back to the original style.
It weighs in at 8 lbs and 14 oz, and comes with the original poodle case.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 516-221-0563. We'd be happy to give you an in-hand description of the guitar. All of our guitars are properly set up by John Bertsche, our brilliant guitar tech, and will be professionally packed with care.
Upon receipt, if you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you must notify WSG within 24 hours. We will refund your money as soon as the merchandise is returned to us in the same condition as when it shipped out. The customer is responsible for all shipping, insurance, and bank fees that may be incurred throughout the return process. All returns must be packaged in the same materials that the guitar was sent out in to ensure the instruments safety. All claims regarding loss or damage are the responsibility of the purchaser.