Vintage Fender Stratocaster Hardtail Olympic White 1978


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What makes this guitar special: A marvelous player's grade hardtail Strat finished in Olympic White & ready to hit the stage when you are. The neck was professionally refretted with bigger frets so it plays like a dream & the trio of single coils sound absolutely wonderful, delivering clear, bell-like tones that chime for days.

Cosmetic Condition: Used, but not abused, with a cool true vintage vibe. Various nicks, chips, dents & dings; scratches, weather checking & some finish wear. The Olympic White finish has aged nicely over the years & shows off some nice variegation throughout. Overall the guitar has a great look to it with a beautiful patina.

Neck: Nicely rounded maple neck with skunk stripe & black dot inlays. Professionally refretted with bigger frets which show no wear. Large headstock with bullet truss rod & double string trees. F tuners are in good working condition. 1 5/8" nut width; 25 1/2" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod works fine.

Body: Contoured, solid alder body finished in Olympic White with an '81 sticker date. Hardtail bridge with adjustable saddles & 3-ply white pickguard. Guitar weighs 7 lbs 8.5 oz.

Electronics: Three single coil pickups with black covers. Bridge - 7.39K ohms; Middle - 5.68K ohms; Neck - 5.92K ohms. Master volume & dual tone controls with 5-way selector switch. All electronics are in good working condition.

Case: Original hardshell case included.

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.