How much is a 60s Strat worth?

How much is a 60s Strat worth?

$4,500 to $100,000
We have found that 1960’s Fender Stratocasters can range in value from $4,500 to $100,000. There are many factors that go into that valuation and we can assist in finding the actual value of your instrument.

How much did a Fender Strat cost in 1960?

According to an early ’60s Fender pricelist, a non-trem Strat cost $259.50. There was a 5% up charge for a Custom Color, so this Strat would have been about $272.47 (still $17 less than a sunburst tremolo version).

How much is a 1961 Stratocaster worth?

The 1961 list price was $289.50. The current value for one in excellent all-original condition is $20,000. This Stratocaster is in excellent condition, with few body marks and a clean pickguard and electronics.

What were 60s Strats made of?

The Stratocaster of 1960 was basically the same guitar as the Stratocaster of 1959, most readily distinguished from previous 1950s models by a rosewood “slab” fingerboard, multi-ply celluloid pickguard with more screw holes (11) and a notable greenish tint (although some had faux-tortoiseshell nitrocellulose pickguards …

Where does the ground wire go on a Stratocaster?

For this purpose, usually a ground wire is connected somewhere to the guitar bridge, in the case of a Stratocaster with tremolo this is normally a wire from the case of the volume pot to the ‘claw’ that helds the tremolo springs.

Who played a 1961 Stratocaster?

Rory Gallagher (1948–1995), an Irish blues rock guitarist, often credited as one of the most influential Irish rock and blues guitarists of all time. Gallagher is well known for his worn 1961 sunburst Stratocaster.

Are Strat pickups all the same?

Each pickup is unique in structure and performance. The neck pickup is based on a ’54 Strat pickup with oversized alnico 3 magnets. The middle pickup, based on a ’63 Strat pickup, uses specially treated alnico magnets and is reverse wound to cancel hum when used with the neck or bridge pickup.

What are active Mount pickups?

“Active Mount” is just a term Seymour Duncan are using to say that the pickups fit in the same route as a 7 string EMG pickup. For quite a while they were the most popular style of 7 string pickup so a lot of guitars are already routed for them.

What Wood did Fender use in the 60s?

A small number of instruments with mahogany bodies were made in 1963 and 1964, and several mahogany-body instruments are made today. Many Japanese-made Fender instruments of the 1980s and ’90s had basswood bodies, but only very few models are made of basswood today.

When did Fender stop using clay dots?

A little history: Clay position dots were first used by Fender in 1959, with the introduction of rosewood fingerboards on their instruments. Clay dots were discontinued in early 1965 and replaced by slightly larger 9/32″ (7.14mm) pearloid dots.