60th Anniversary 1954 Owners

Steven1145

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Yeay! A club for my guitar and me!

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Bazz Jass

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Yeay! A club for my guitar and me!

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Beautiful! I used to have one of these, and I regret selling it. One thing you might want to do is get the correct volume and tone knobs, as those have been replaced on yours. I know why - the original ones cracked a lot, so buyers of these guitars replaced them. The original ones had squarer sides:

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You can but an accessory kit - that's what I did, when one of my knobs cracked. These sets are really rare now, and sold out in lots of countries but still available in your part of the world:

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Steven1145

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Thanks for the advice. I do in fact have the original top hat polystyrene ones, they were in the case. The ones installed came as case candy if I recall correctly.
I was thinking of keeping those on for the moment, and save the more fragile ones.

I bought the guitar used a couple of weeks ago, and it was complete with every single little accessory and paper from the original sale.
Si far I'm really, really liking it!

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Bazz Jass

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Thanks for the advice. I do in fact have the original top hat polystyrene ones, they were in the case. The ones installed came as case candy if I recall correctly.
I was thinking of keeping those on for the moment, and save the more fragile ones.

I bought the guitar used a couple of weeks ago, and it was complete with every single little accessory and paper from the original sale.
Si far I'm really, really liking it!

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That's great - good to have all the original parts. It would be probably be a good 28 euro investment to get the accessory pack, for future generations who may own the guitar. Those parts will be hard to find in years to come :)
 

vim fuego

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Apr 15, 2009
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i'm in the club...

i have one of the 1954 pure vintage 60th anniversary strats since new in 2014 and played it constantly,

nice guitar but rate my strats as follows: my 1984 Japan Tokai Goldstar, then the 1954 60th anniv followed by 1988 Am Std...

like most other folks that have one has found the knobs are cracked and superglued (i have a replacement kit but i like the cracked look i guess so not used yet), the scratchplate also has developed a crack at one of the screw holes too

its wearing now - i have wear on the body, frets wearing quite a bit too but no visible wear on the fretboard yet, although the finish is "polished" at touch points and i suspect it might breakthough in another 8 years or so - i suppose i've roadworn it :D

oh and one other defect, i dinked the decal above the F of fender changing strings - one to watch out for its very delicate
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Gary Davies

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Oct 16, 2014
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Here's one of mine - serial number V1426530. I bought one when the model was launched, then some time later this guitar came up on ebay with the protective plastic still on the pick guard. So I grabbed that as well. :)


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Lucius Paisley

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I had one, but I sold it after one of my friends knocked it off the wall and snapped the neck.

I was pretty annoyed and when I told them it was a 1954 guitar, do you know what they said?

"Lucky it wasn't new!"
 

Gary Davies

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Oct 16, 2014
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Cornwall, UK
By the way, in answer to your previous question that name stamp is the mark of the person who shaped the neck in its final sanding. I see from other threads on here in the past that there is some confusion about what that stamp means. But a friend at Fender has just confirmed what I have said above. I hope that helps.
 
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