When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is an archetypal instrument—among the world's most popular…
Michael W. Moriarty
1969 Stratocaster Lake Placid Blue... Throughout the late '60s, Fender quality under CBS continued to decline. As early as 1968, Fender began using a thicker polyurethane finish instead of the traditional nitrocellulose. Starting in 1969, Fender offered a single-piece Maple neck with the original "skunk stripe" as opposed to the glued-on Maple fretboard."
Fender Stratocaster 1961 Natural | Bob's Guitars | Reverb
Well, here we have a wonderful 1961 Fender Stratocaster. We believe it started its life as Dakota Red, and has been refinished once in blue and then stripped. Neck pocket and cavities show both colors, with the neck pickup cavity having tape with blue paint on top of it and red underneath. We als...