This 335 was used as a reference color guitar over the years, and has never left the Memphis factory since 2011 until now. For a left handed vintage Strat, this is as rare as it gets!
This is a factory original Left Handed 1964 Fender Strat in the ultra rare custom color finish: Red Sparkle.
The guitar is brand new with COA, Warranty Card, and OHSC.
This is an NOS ES-335 in the Custom Color: Beale Street Blue.
Since then the guitar’s neck pickup cavity was cleanly routed for the larger Lollar-built Charlie Christian pickup...
This is an NOS(New Old Stock) ES-335 Dot(1959 Reissue) in Cherry Red with Nickel Hardware.
Left Handed 1968 Fender Strat with an insanely rare Blonde Custom Color!
This had to have been a special order guitar – has “Blond” written in the neck pickup cavity(see pic).
The neck has a comfortable 59 profile: .92/1st fret, .99/12th fret.
I think I’ve seen one other factory left-handed Blonde Strat, but certainly not from the Hendrix era(both the white Woodstock and black Band of Gypsies Strats were from 1968).
This is one of 2 or maybe 3 left handed 1954 Reissue Strats from the Fender Custom Shop’s Masterbuilt Department. All of the details on this guitar can be found in this NOV 2004 Vintage Guitar Magazine article: This impressive guitar incorporates modern enhancements like an ABR-1 bridge with titanium saddles, and a hand-wired MTC control assembly paired to our MHS P-90 pickups with hum-canceling capabilities.
Stamped on every potentiometer (volume and tone pots) is a six- or seven-digit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year.
The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA).