1st production model Stratocaster for sale: $250K

March 18, 2014 • Entertainment

A store tag in George Gruhn’s music shop is seen showing the price for the first production model Fender Stratocaster guitar, Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The sunburst-finish Strat bears the serial number 0100. Although some Strats have lower numbers that begin with 0001, Gruhn says they actually were manufactured later in that first year of production. (AP Photo/Kristin M. Hall)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Gruhn’s guitar shop in Nashville is a kind of mecca for fine, vintage musical instruments, but even Gruhn is blown away by the latest addition to his inventory. He says it’s the very first production model Fender Stratocaster ever made.

You can own it for a cool quarter million dollars.

“This is special,” Gruhn told The Associated Press. “It’s not special as memorabilia because it was owned by anybody special. But it is special because this is effectively like having the right Rembrandt or Login to read more

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