Guitars of the FDP

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Stratocaster prototype, with rout for mid pickup switch
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Stratocaster prototype
Prototype
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Trem block w/3 spring holes Slotted screws holding trem block
(L) Trem block w/3 spring holes (R) Slotted screws, no chrome on bridge
Pickguard w/switch to select mid pickup Original pickups, etc
(L) Pickguard w/switch to select mid pickup (R) Original pickups, etc
3-way pickup selector Tone control
(L) 3-way pickup selector (R) Tone control
Trem claw with 3 fingers Pickup routing
(L) Trem claw with 3 fingers (R) Pickup routing
The Messengers
Circa 1965: The Messengers at the Pink Panther night club in Santa Ana, California.
Left to right: Jerry Madderra, lead guitar; Jim McFarland, trumpet & lead vocals;
Tracy Longstreth, drums, Larry Gilette, sax; Dave Garland, bass.
Prototype Stratocaster neck on Tele
'62 Telecaster with Stratocaster prototype neck
(Note: no headstock decals.)

March 2005 March 2005
'54 prototype dressed in it's 1953 clothes



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