1964 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst
Serial number L26134
Condition: VERY GOOD – nicely conserved mid 64′ L-Series example
Upgrades/modifications: pro re-fret @gitarrenwerk.ch, bone nut, 5-way switch, volume kit, original tremolo backplate, original tremolo arm, original 1964 mint green PG.
Nicely shaped by playing music but still quite clean with a gorgeous looking finish!
The neck stamp reads 2 March 64 B and the C-shape maple neck, with Brazilian rosewood veneer fingerboard does feel great and features a medium size re-fret (@gitarrenwerk) in perfect condition, also it got a new bone nut.
Original celluloid mint green pickguard. All plastic parts are clean and crack-free. I got this guitar with a non-original tremolo arm and without tremolo backplate, so I added these time-period correct parts, including the original screws and springs to it, it is complete and very nice, just the way it should.
There are 3 black-bottom pickups, and the pots are untouched with original factory soldering.
Someone has installed a “volume kit” in the past, which was done to keep the “highs” if the volume is turned down, it’s only 2 small capacitors added on, it’s not disturbing any original soldering, but I wanted to mention it since it is a minor modification.
The 3-way switch was professionally changed for a 5-way switch.
This guitar does sound awesome with full rich and warm tones. It’s a real vintage working horse with lots of mojo, it’s a very versatile instrument and it is rare and collectible because of the low number made in 1964.
The original black no logo case with orange plush lining is in good condition for its age, just the handle cares some black tape around.
The 1964 L Series Fender Stratocaster in sunburst finish is a highly sought-after vintage electric guitar that embodies the timeless elegance and exceptional craftsmanship associated with Fender instruments from that era. This particular model is a true icon of the guitar world and represents a significant chapter in the history of electric guitar design.
The sunburst finish on the body of the Stratocaster is characterized by a radiant blend of colors that transition from a vibrant red or orange at the center to a deep brown or black at the edges, creating a stunning visual appeal. This classic sunburst pattern has become synonymous with vintage Fender guitars and continues to captivate musicians and collectors alike.
The body of the 1964 L Series Stratocaster is crafted from alder, a tonewood known for its balanced tonal characteristics and excellent resonance. The sleek double-cutaway design allows for easy access to the upper frets, enabling players to effortlessly explore the instrument’s full range. The comfortable C-shaped maple neck is topped with a rosewood fretboard, providing smooth playability and warm tonal qualities.
Three single-coil pickups, positioned in the bridge, middle, and neck positions, offer a versatile range of tones that are synonymous with the Stratocaster’s signature sound. The electronics feature a 3-way pickup selector switch.
Other notable features of the 1964 L Series Stratocaster include a synchronized tremolo system that enables subtle vibrato and expressive pitch bends, vintage-style tuning machines for precise tuning stability, and aged plastic parts that contribute to the guitar’s authentic vintage aesthetics.
Owning a 1964 L Series Fender Stratocaster in sunburst is not only a testament to the instrument’s historical significance but also a gateway to experiencing the legendary tones and playability that have made the Stratocaster an enduring icon in the world of electric guitars. Whether you’re a collector, a professional musician, or an avid enthusiast, this vintage masterpiece is sure to inspire and delight for years to come.
- Alder body in 3 tone Sunburst
- C-shape maple neck (2 march 64B dated) with Brazilian rosewood veneer fingerboard
- Clay dot inlays
- Nut width. = 1 5/8”
- Potentiometers* are dated to the 3rd week of 1964 (304.64.03)
- Weight; 3.660 kg / 8.070 Lb
- Original No Logo case with orange plush Interior
All guitars are professionally inspected and set up, ensuring optimal playability and performance.
* Manufacturing date codes and interior pics are available per request: e-mail