What makes this guitar special: This is a great 70s Strat with a perfectly chunky neck and excellent tone. The neck itself boasts a nice depth, leaning towards a baseball bat more than a slimmer modern C shape, providing a full-in-hand feel that plays easily. The pickups have all the classic Strat characteristics from the fuller and rounder neck response, through the mid-range bump in the 2nd and 4th positions that are so well-known for their timeless blues sound, and into the crisp and articulate jangle of the bridge. The body has a bit of extra heft, but it translates well into additional sustain, which is a big bonus for some players. Plus, it comes with its original hardshell case, comes in an ultimately classic finish, and is still in great shape for over 40 years old.
Condition: This Strat is in very good condition overall. It does show some finish wear, minor dings, dents, finish chips, scratches, and other forms of playwear, but is still in great shape for being over 40 years old and still sounds and plays great. The neck has been refretted, but the new set of frets show almost no playwear whatsoever and still have another lifetime of playing left in them. Two of the pots date to '81 and the original pickup selector is in the case. The neck is straight and the truss rod functions as it should.
Body: Double cutaway contoured body in Sunburst finish. 3-ply white pickguard. White top hat control knobs. 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge with adjustable saddles.
Neck: Chunky C shape maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Fender “F” sealed chrome tuning machines. 1 5/8” nut width. 25.5” scale length. Bullet-style truss rod.
Electronics: Original single-coil pickups. 1 x volume, 2 x tone controls. 5-way pickup selector.
Neck: 5.77k Ohms
Middle: 6.78k Ohms
Bridge: 5.71k Ohms
Weight: 10 lbs
Playability/Sound: The chunky maple neck will be perfect for players who enjoy a more full-in-hand feel without having to battle a full baseball bat. The pickups sound great in every position, from the warm, rounded neck, through the hyped mid-range of the middle positions, and the classically crisp jangle of the bridge.
Case: Includes original hardshell case.
Why We Love Fender
It's hard to find a name more synonymous with guitars than Fender. Ever since Leo Fender burst onto the scene with his now-iconic Telecaster, Fender guitars have found homes in the hands of brand new guitar players and seasoned rock stars. When the headstock says Fender, you know you're getting a quality instrument.