Fender Mandocaster Sunburst 1964

4-String Solid Body Mandolin with Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard. Made in the USA.
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Fender Mandocaster Sunburst 1964

Vintage

Description & Specs

The following specs were carefully collected and recorded by a skilled technician. For a more detailed description and questions regarding sound, feel, or cosmetic condition, please visit our Lincoln Avenue showroom or call to speak to one of our Used and Vintage experts.
Finish Details: A few small finish touchups, otherwise original
Body Material: Alder Body
Neck Material: Maple Neck
Fingerboard Material: Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Profile: Large rounded "V" profile
Neck Thickness (IN): .86" (1st fret), 1.00" (12th fret)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
Nut Width: 1-1/8"
Scale Length: 13 3/4"
Neck Details: Bolt-on maple neck, with unbound Brazilian rosewood fretboard and dot inlays. There is no adjustable truss rod but the neck sights with minimal relief.
Electronics: The volume and tone pots have been replaced; the pickup appears original. The pot codes date to 1973.
Pickup Measurements: 5.6k
Hardware: Original
Modifications/Repairs: The volume and tone pots have been replaced, and there are a couple old finish touch-ups on the back of the body.
Case Details: Original hardshell case, which shows light wear consistent with its age.
Cosmetic Condition: The guitar shows light play wear for its age; there are light finish scratches and dings throughout the body and neck. There is some heavier scratching along the face of the treble horn, as well as on the pickup cover. There are a couple old finish touchups on the back of the body which appear consistent with the rest of the body under a blacklight. There are a few more un-retouched finish dings behind the bridge and on the back of the body; there is also a number and initials engraved on the neck plate.
Serial Number: 02683
Tech Notes: Currently set up with low action and minimal neck relief; there is no adjustable truss rod but the instrument sets up well. The frets are narrow and low with light play wear. The non-original pots date to 1973, while the neck stamp dates to 1964. The serial numbers for Mandocasters do not follow typical Fender serialization standards, and so the neck stamp is used to authenticate the year.
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