It also has small repair in the lower horn. I have a pic with white outline showing the repair. Basically the owner thought it was a good idea to cut a little off in that area so he could play the notes easier in the upper frets while doing lead.. The wood for the repair came from 50's Fender Pre CBS (Alder) Body from another Strat body that was modified heavy over the years I had in my shop that I use for repairs.
This Strat body came from the original owner. In 1959 he purchased a Sonic Blue and a Dakota Red with GOLD Hardware , and this Dakota Red Strat Body had a 8 hole 1st year Green Nitro Pickguard. There is still only the original 8 screw holes in the body for the pickguard. All contours
are 100% perfect.
Weight is 4lbs
All router marks & Nail Holes are present
No extra scew holes
Black lights out with some original finish (Glow) in neck pocket and whole finish is already glowing as it was done years ago.. I put alot of thought and time into what I feel is a one of a kind finish and aging/look 61+ year old 1st year earliest 8 hole Nitrate Pickguard ,Brazilian Rosewood Slaboard Neck, Custom Color AND Gold Hardware..Part of history Fender Stratocaster body.. Just a few weeks before this all Strats had a Maple Neck, White single ply guard.. Leo did us good with the change!