Mark Salazar, drummer for The Goodes and other projects in the San Gabriel valley, brought his 1966 Stratocaster over for a string change and quick check on the setup. I couldnt resist taking a picture of it and sharing with you. You can even see the original case in the background. The guitar is in great shape for its age, and just about all original. Mark tells me that last time he checked with some experts, based on the serial # that it may be a transition guitar, meaning it was made pre-CBS purchase of Fender but shipped afterwards in 1966.
The guitar was originally owned by Mark’s brother, who sadly passed away years ago, but his memory lives on for Mark in that guitar. Its a treasured family heirloom as well it should be.