The owner of this 1961 Fender Stratocaster brought it to me for a “lite” restoration. All it really needed was a refret and refinish. He has owned this guitar since the early 1990’s and I was actually the last tech to work on it…ha!! The finish in the above photo is not original and it’s actually a dark burgundy color which is obviously not a period correct, stock Fender finish. The finish was also very thick so a new refinish in a period correct, stock Fender color was in order. I sent the body to Mark Jenny of MJT for a Fiesta Red refinish. While the body was at MJT I was busy refretting the neck with Dunlop #6105 fret wire. In the end this Stratocaster looks great and plays like a dream. Tone…? YES, in spades! Warm, woody, airy and just plain old “vintage Stratty”. Love me some vintage geetars!!!
You can see in this photo the burgundy type color.
Vintage music shop info under the pickguard.
My shop is located at 1 Executive Dr Unit L Toms River, NJ 08755
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or are in need of some tech work.
I am also an Eminence, Mercury Magnetics, Mojo Musical Supply dealer.
I do all the tech work myself so you deal directly with me. I am a one man shop and my hours can vary so please contact me to confirm that I will be open.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call or text me: 848-218-0362
Shipping Info for all repair work:
Please ship all repairs to: 1 Executive Dr Unit L Toms River, NJ 08755
- Monday: 10am - 5pm
- Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
- Wednesday: Closed
- Thursday: 10am - 5pm
- Friday: 10am - 5pm
- Saturday 10am - 2pm. (I am in every other Saturday).
I am currently offering all phases of guitar work which includes:
And amplifier work which includes:
- Fret dressing
- New hand cut custom bone nuts & saddles
- Electronics work
- Basic maintenance
- Bias adjustment
- Repairs and restorations
- And more....
David Nicholas - The 20watt amp is sounding fantastic! Delivered the goods at the gig and I'm finding cool tones all over the place with it. Love the cab w Emenince Tonkerlites too- perfect for my sounds! Makes the 12 string sound like a grand piano!
Peter Lacis - I had an audition for something recently that was all about Led Zeppelin I -- my custom Pennalizer BLEW THE MINDS of the guys I was playing with. They couldn't believe the sounds coming out of that amp. That album was never in my mind when I came up with the idea....so that's yet another testament to the amazing work that you do.
Scott Goldberg - I am very satisfied with the set-up, and the fast turn around. With the "lower" action it feels easier to play. I will definitely spread the word.