Very Clean. Very Solid. Very PRE CBS L@@king!.. Stays Open straight and true!
In late 1965..66.. Fender had the Black Tolex Cases with PRE CBS Bright Orange inside. Black leather Duck Foot to open glove box
Fender's 1st Badge/Logo on outside of case was at this time. It said Fender. Then later went to the Fender with the tail under (AKA 1969 Cases). Then in 1975 Fender went to a Black case, but the inside was a reddish Orange and had padding at heel inside, the the Fender logo was like the 65-66 Fender Logo, but had a circle R above Fender.. For Registered licensed etc
No smells. Just get Case. You see in the 1 picture you have to look close for the 3 rivet holes that was for the Fender Logo, but now is long gone. So I guess it look correct for a No Logo 1st Black case after the Tweed/Brown/White Fender used all the way up to 1963.
I am sure I paid every penny of this price for this case, as it came in a 1964, 20k Strat I bought and sold in a white case I had back in the day. This was in my stash. The Stash is getting out of hand. Time creeps up on us, I can never sell all I got, not even listed let alone. :)
PS: You mite find a cheaper case on eVilbay.. But you get what you pay for.. This goes for me and you. This case be with a $25,000 Strat Or Tele. Most stuff like 50% comes with surprises on there..