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- Serial #: YS2976
- Weight: 7lbs 12oz
- Model: 1960 Stratocaster
- Model Number: 9216088637
- Body Color: Navy Blue
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Finish: Hand Rubbed Stain
- Lacquer: Urethane
- Neck Material: Flame AAA Maple
- Neck Shape: Modern "C"
- Radius: 9.50"
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Wire: Medium Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.655"
- Headstock: Standard Strat
- Neck Finish: Urethane
- Position Inlays: Abalone
- Neck Pickup: Josefina Hand-Wound Strat Fat 50s
- Middle Pickup: Josefina Hand-Wound Strat Fat 50s
- Bridge Pickup: Josefina Hand-Wound Strat Fat 50s
- Bridge: Vintage NOS Gold
- Tuning Machines: Sperzel Deluxe
- Hardware: Gold
- Pickguard: Nitro BR Shell
- Included Accessories: Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
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