An early large headstock Strat! This guitar features an old Candy Apple Red refin with an authentic look, feel and vintage wear. Original with the exception of a 5-way switch, replaced pickguard (original shielding plate), and a re-fret with new nut for improved playability. This guitar feels great in the hands with a medium-C profile neck, lively resonance and the original grey-bottom single pickups deliver a chimey tone with glassy cleans and stay extremely clear and articulate under gain. A killer early-CBS era Stratocaster! Includes original hardshell case.