Dating fender guitar necks

12 Dec

This is an NOS(New Old Stock) ES-335 Dot(1959 Reissue) in Cherry Red with Nickel Hardware.

The Brazilian R9 Les Pauls have been among the most collectable of modern-era guitars.It’s a beautiful guitar, sounds killer with the Custom Buckers, very resonant lightweight body.In fact, it’s a feather-weight at only 6 lbs, 7 oz!This had to have been a special order guitar – has “Blond” written in the neck pickup cavity(see pic).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).