Jared James Nichols MAGIC on a 1966 Fender
Color: Sunburst Three-tone, Rating: 9.00, Sold (ID# 1676)
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1966 Fender Stratocaster.


This first generation, large headstock Stratocaster weighs just 7.10 lbs. Solid alder body, contoured on back and lower bass bout. One-piece maple neck with a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a quite wonderful thick neck profile. Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium-jumbo frets and pearloid dot position markers. Single "butterfly" string tree with nylon spacer. Large headstock with 'Transition' logo with "Fender" in gold with black outline, "STRATOCASTER" in black beside it, "WITH SYNCHRONIZED TREMOLO" in black below it, and two patent numbers "2,741,146", "3,143,028" and "DES 169,062" below that. Individual 'double-line' Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons and "D-169400 / Patent No." stamped on the underside. Four-bolt neck plate with serial number "171813" between the top two screws. Three single-coil light grey bottom pickups with staggered polepieces and nicely matched outputs of 6.41k, 5.90k, and 5.75k. The undersides of the pickups have "12-9-66", "12-9-66  11" and "11.28-66  1" written in ink. Three-layer plastic pickguard (white/black/white) with eleven screws and full-size aluminium 'shield' on the underside. Three controls (one volume, two tone) plus three-way selector switch, all on pickguard. White plastic Stratocaster knobs with greenish gold lettering. Fender "Synchronized Tremolo" combined bridge/tailpiece. The neck is stamped in purple "13 MAR 66 B"; the potentiometers are all stamped "304 6610" (Stackpole, March 1966). The top two corners of the white plastic tremolo cavity cover have broken off. There are a few small surface marks, mainly on the edges of the body. There is a surface chip measuring one inch by half of an inch on the edge near the jack input. There is some slight varnish wear/loss on the back of the neck, mainly behind the first seven frets. The original medium jumbo frets have been professionally dressed and the guitar plays exactly as it should. When we purchased the guitar from the previous owner (who had owned it for over forty years) we noticed that the bridge pickup was not reading correctly. We sent the guitar to our master luthier - Scott Lentz who has successfully recovered the pickup coil. The guitar looks, plays and sounds like a dream… In summary this wonderful first generation, large-headstock á la Jimi Hendrix Strat, is in exceptionally fine (9.00) condition. Complete with the original tremolo arm. Housed in its original Fender black hardshell case with black leather ends and dark orange plush lining (8.75).

This guy is great. Glad you

This guy is great. Glad you guys found someone who isn't just gonna try and copy Phil. Jared has his own style and is a kick ass player.

Really amazing guitar

Really amazing guitar player!!!his right hand is fantastic.

awesome playing dude!!!

awesome playing dude!!! specially without picking, great skills

Natural talent! Well done

Natural talent! Well done Jared!!

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