Dating a 70s strat neck
In order to verify the history we contacted Stan Webb and he confirmed that he owned two pre-CBS Strats, one in Fiesta Red that he traded in 1965, the other in a Brown wood or Sunburst (he thinks) re-finish which had a toggle switch fitted, he used that one at the Pop Proms in the Albert Hall and later sold it on to Robert Plant.Either one could be this guitar, but it is most likely the Brown wood/Sunburst finish which later went on to be re-finished again to Fiesta Red, and would also tie in with the addition of a toggle switch.What exactly is a lawsuit guitar and why are they so popular?
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
The guitar was hired and used on many recording projects on the London A-list recording scene in the 90’s, and is a wonderful collector’s piece as well as player’s guitar, having a particularly twangy vintage bridge pickup tone and smooth neck pickup from its original black bottom pickups.
Since 1997, it has only ever been set up and serviced by Tom Mates of Bermondsey, London, Eric Clapton’s legendary guitar technician and luthier.
Modified means adding new twists to familiar designs.
Squier's Vintage Modified series excels at just that, imparting hot-output chop-shop sound, feel and value to traditional instrument designs..
In 1982 the Greco "Mint Collection" was introduced, which continued the high standard of the "Super Real Series".