Everything else is 100% original, including pots, screws, knobs, tremolo arm, bridge and saddles, spring-cover on the back. The flamed neck makes this old Strat really special.Not only it looks great, but it also has easy action and playability and a very comfortable profile.Yep, I gladly handed over the 5 asking price :-)Now, when you hear someone state that all drip edge Fender amps are 1968s, please set them straight! Exceptionally fine conditions for a 40 year-old instrument, really "near mint".Neck date is September 1964, pots date is 28th week of '64.This guitar, besides its striking beauty and great sound, has some transitional peculiarities: its three pickups are all dated Oct 15th '64, but one is an old-style black-bottom with yellow stamped date, the middle one is an early grey-bottom with the same yellow stamp (and that's the first time I see a grey-bottom pickup with the yellow stamped date), and the third one is a grey-bottom with the same date, but penciled instead... Another almost-transitional feature is the pickguard, one of the earliest white guards introduced in late '64, instead of the green one more commonly associated with Spaghetti Logo and clay dots.From the one picture with the ad, I could see the drip edge and black lines, and new she was probably a 1967.
in excellent working order and look great, no hidden flaws or holes whatsoever.
This white plastic guard is surely original and a bit warped but still in good shape, with the usual crack next to the neck pickup screws.
All the other plastic parts are also original and in good shape.
Probably the guitar has been refretted and the nut has been replaced.
The three-way switch currently installed is new (but with the old original tip), but the original one is in the case, it's broken and I don't know if it can be fixed - but I think it's not impossible.