Fender STRATOCASTER CBS Sixties – USA – 1965-1971

Fender STRATOCASTER CBS Sixties – USA – 1965-1971 The Guitar Database


Electric Solid body Double cutaway guitar


21 frets, enlarged headstock, one string guide, four-screw neckplate, three controls.
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard (maple option 1967-69, replaced by fretted maple neck from 1969): truss-rod adjuster at body end, one string-guide: enlarged headstock.
Body sunburst or colours.
Three white six pole piece pickups (bridge pickup angled)
Three controls (volume, two tone) and three-way selector, all on pickguard: jack socket in body face.
11-Screw white or tortoiseshell laminated Plastic pickguard (only white from 1967).
Six-saddle bridge with through-body stringing or six-pivot bridge/vibrato unit.


Early examples with STRATOCASTER PRE-CBS small headstock Some examples with bound rosewood fingerboard.

Last updated on 9 December 2020
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