Fender Stratocaster Sunburst 1954 #0252

Serial Number
#0252
Category
Stratocaster

The history of this guitar is an odyssey!

I bought it in 1995 which featured body, hardware, case, perfectly preserved bakelyte and electronic parts dating back to 1954 but with an original handle dated 12-55.

I have no knowledge of why someone in the past had replaced the legitimate handle with a second original over a year younger, perhaps it was due to a damage that made it unusable requiring replacement.

As logically, it was cataloged in 2005 on the book Our Vintage Soul as dating back to the 1955 vintage because of the dating on the handle that attests its birth, but I promised myself to restore the instrument to the right nature as the entire electronics, body and case they belonged to an original 1954 Stratocaster which was replaced by the handle.

After several searches I recovered in U.s.a. an expensive Stratocaster refinished which had also been replaced part of the electronics and hardware but which presented the untouched handle and the legitimate serial plate 1954 (# 0252) and therefore buying it presented me with the objective possibility of perfectly restoring my current # 0252 giving it back its former glory.

The body in turn underwent a meticulous little restoration with two additional holes made artfully by the luthier Franco Cavolata of Rome.

Perhaps it will be a miracle, but the restoration has doubled its sound and personality, as if to thank us for having given it pride!

Titolo

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OUR VINTAGE SOUL BOOKS 1 ° 2 ° 3 °: THE MOST COMPLETE FENDER VINTAGE COLLECTION PUBLISHED IN THREE UNIQUE VOLUMES IN THE WORLD  

 

REQUEST OUR VINTAGE SOUL BOOK 1 ° 2 ° 3 °

To order the volumes, send an email to camorani.flavio@gmail.com and indicate the following data:

-Book or books you want to buy

-Destination address and tax code for receipt

– Selected payment method: bank transfer or PayPal Name of the person to whom to dedicate a copy of the book by the authors, if desired

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CONTENTS OF THE OUR VINTAGE SOUL 1-2-3 BOOKS

The OUR VINTAGE SOUL project is the printed result of many studies by Flavio aimed at the knowledge of the productive world created by Leo Fender and his historical collaborators since 1946 presenting in every photographic detail the whole Fender Vintage Collection, the most complete collection of a single owner in the world.

The first product Our Vintage Soul 1 was released in 2005 and contains the first part of the Fender Vintage Collection, limited edition and with progressive serial number, a unicum.

The new photographic work that lasted almost 7 months yielded over 12000 images which, added to the texts, add up to almost 900 pages thus forcing the work to be divided into two books, each containing over 60 tools and 2500 photographs; a work entirely realized, designed, conceived and self-produced, without publishers, in total autonomy within which there is no lack of details, curiosities and explanations acquired in over 35 years of vintage experiences.

Building on the experience gained in producing the first book, a second and a third volume has thus been expected dividing the more than 100 instruments of the collection into two historical periods: Volume 2 red pre-CBS (1946-1964) and Volume 3 blue post- CBS (1965-1974).

THE BOOKS OUR VINTAGE SOUL VOLUMI 2 AND 3 PRESENT WITH A PRECISE CHRONOLOGICAL SCHEME THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE TOTAL FENDER VINTAGE COLLECTION BY FLAVIO CAMORANI THAT INCLUDES ALL THE INSTRUMENTS IN STANDARD COLORING ‘SOLID BODY’ AND AT LEAST ONE MODERN EPITEMOD AND MODEL AT LEAST LISTED IN AN OFFICIAL CATALOG FROM THE FENDER FACTORY BETWEEN 1946 AND 1974.

In addition, an excursus to the ‘Fullerton Factory’ artisan construction period from 1982/1984 considered by the authors to be noteworthy despite the total quality decline that followed Leo Fender’s abandonment in December 1974.

Just like for the first volume, the two new books have been made with excellent quality coated paper, hardcover and handcrafted binding made of fabric to make the absolute relevance of their contents impressive.

The explanatory cards and identity cards of the over straps,100 instruments with their own original cases, amplifiers, catalogs, guitar  cable jacks, electronic effects, tags and posters have been written in Italian but represent the minimum part of the contents of the publications that they also see photographed all the maniacally disassembled objects to allow access to the reader of all the technical details highlighted by the authors in the 864 illustrated pages.

The texts were entirely made by Flavio Camorani, the 7-month photo set was edited by Michela Taioli and Flavio Camorani (with the constant presence of the Rock 2 ′ family dog ​​to support the work), the graphics were curated by Matteo Camorani, the layouts by Matteo and Flavio Camorani, the covers designed by Michela Taioli and made by Matteo Camorani, the printing and binding edited by Ge.Graf Forlì.

Flavio Camorani started the project and the drafts in September 2005, finishing in January 2020, then selecting the shots and following the whole layout.

Michela Taioli took 12,428 photographs of the entire collection between October 2018 and May 2019, supervising and commercial manager.

The final product was completed in March and published in April 2020 with the following technical characteristics to offer a high quality product:

-Each volume is composed of 432 pages of 135 gr coated paper.

-4 + 4 colors printing in paperback stitched in hardcover with square spine and capitals

-Rigid cover in matt coated hardcover laminated with protective varnish in size 21 x 29.7 cm

-Weight 2.1 kg

Italian language

Authors: Flavio Camorani & Michela Taioli

Publisher: Prisma Melody Club Forlì

Management: Michela Taioli

As with the first volume, these publications will also be placed in testimony of our earthly work in the Vatican Universal Library.

Flavio & Michela 

 

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COST OF BOOKS WITH CUSTOMIZABLE DEDICATION AND AUTOGRAPH:

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  • VOLUME 2 : € 119 FREE SHIPPING THROUGHOUT ITALY
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