Mike Pender (The Searchers) - owned and used 1963 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar, made in USA, ser. no. L06042; Body: stripped to natural and lacquered, age related wear throughout; Neck: maple nicely aged to the back; Fretboard: rosewood, groove wear throughout; Frets: indent wear throughout; Electrics: working, replacement five-way switch (switch worn), replaced potentiometers, pickups appear original; Hardware: replaced nut, replaced scratchplate screws, other metalware and plastics appear original; Case: later Fender G & G light tweed hard case; Weight: 3.27kg; Overall condition: good for age
*Sold with non transferable CITES A10 certificate no. 615699/01
*Purchased by Mike Pender in Kansas City, USA in 1974 and used on subsequent tours. This guitar is mentioned on page 251 of Mike's biography 'Origins of The Searchers and the Search For Myself'