1966 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst 

Serial # 177255

Condition: near MINT – only very light play wear at the back of the body.

Upgrades: None / modifications: professionally repaired little strap button hole, almost not visible, you can check it at the neck heel picture.


1966 Fender Stratocaster in original 3 tone sunburst finish. This guitar is a beautiful, pristine example of an mid 60’s Strat and by far the cleanest and nicest Fender Stratocaster I’ve ever seen, it’s in incredibly well preserved, and in near mint condition. This guitar features a medium C shaped maple neck with a beautiful rosewood fingerboard, pearl fingerboard inlays, Kluson double line tuners, large headstock with transition decal, F serial plate, and white 3 ply pickguard. The neck is stamped 13 OCT B., the visible Stackpole pot codes read 250K 035-865 / AUD304-6608 and are dated to the 8th week of 1966, the original grey bottom pickups are dated to December 22 of 1966 (12-22-66). Condition wise this instrument is incredible, light finish checking on the headstock only, the frets are quite thin, they are still fine though and play well. Included is the original hard case, bearing the name of a former owner/musician named “Ray Charles”, also included is the owners booklet with matching serial number.

This particular guitar is documented in the book; fender-the golden age 1946- 1970 (p. 210)


  • Solid alderbody in 3-tone Sunburst
  • 1-piece maple-neck w/medium C profile
  • Rosewood veneer fretboard with 21 frets poearloid dot inlays
  • Neck depth is 89″ at 1st fret / 91″ at 12th fret 89″
  • Nut width is 1.610” or 4.10 cm
  • Scale length is 25 1/2″
  • 3x grey bobbin Fender single coil pickups dated to 12-22-66
  • Pickup Measurements = neck 6.16k / middle 6.00k / bridge 5.80k
  • Stackpole pot codes are dated to the 8th week of 1966
  • 6x orig. Kluson “single-line” tuners
  • Fender “synchronized” tremolo w/6x “Pat.nr.stamped” steel-saddles
  • Weight; 3650 kg / 8.050 lbs
  • Original Fender 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