2003 Fender Classic Series ’60s Stratocaster with Rosewood Fretboard 2003 – 3-Color Sunburst

$ 879.00

2003 Fender Classic Series ’60s Stratocaster in 3 Color Sunburst, with Rosewood Fretboard.

J.B’s SPIEL……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

The Serial Number identifies the Strat as a 2003 Classic Series ’60s Stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue, but the color is 3TSB, so I contacted Fender and they stated their Serial Number Data was not as accurate 20 years ago as it is now, so they asked me to look at the Date Stamp in the Neck Pocket (as well as the decal in the Pickup Pocket), and both confirmed that this Strat was made in 2003, and that the Strat is a 2003 Classic Series ’60s Stratocaster.

I’ve only found three flaws worth mentioning, and had they not existed, I would have put the condition as Mint:

1) At the bottom of the routing of the Tremolo Assembly, part of the veneer is missing (see Photo 6).

2) When I took the neck off to identify the body, a small piece of the paint chipped off (see Photo 11), but I glued it back on.

3) I don’t have the original Gig Bag, but a Fender Gig Bag is included.

The guitar plays and sounds like a dream, and the Frets show hardly any wear, so they have TONS of life left.

The guitar weighs a comfortable and balanced 8 lbs 0.3 oz /- (see Photo 7).

Part of the reason the guitar sounds as good as it does is because I put all the electronics from an American Standard on it, and the pickups DO sound MUCH better/more glassy/more defined than the original Tex Mex ones.

I also changed to Tuners to the more expensive Kluson’s, and they are more accurate, and hold tuning noticeably better than the originals.

But J.B., that means the Strat is not original anymore, but au contraire, the original loaded pickguard and tuners are included as well!

Technical Specifications:

  • Alder Body
  • Polyester Finish
  • Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • ‘60s “C” Profile
  • 25-1/2″ Scale Length
  • 7.25″ Radius
  • 21 Vintage Frets
  • 1.650″ Nut Width
  • 3x Vintage-style Single-Coil Pickups
  • 5-way Pickup Switch
  • Master Volume
  • Tone Control 1 (neck/neck and middle)
  • Tone Control 2 (bridge/bridge and middle)
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
  • 3-ply Mint Green Pickguard
  • Aged knobs and switch tip
  • Fender Gig Bag Included
  • Weight: 8 lbs 0.3 oz /-