Up for sale, a 1979 Fender Stratocaster in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This no-nonsense Strat has a thick, powerful tone, with the midrange complexity and snap associated with a solid ash body. At 8lbs 10oz, this Strat is a fairly lightweight example given this era of production, and there is a certain punch and power to the electrified sound. Outfitted with a trio of original gray bobbin pickups, there's plenty of jangle and snap in the bridge position, with quack and cut in the 2 and 4 positions, and notable woof and thickness from the neck single coil.Professionally setup and strung with 10-46 roundwound strings, this Strat is dialed in and ready for stage and studio work. The maple neck has a full and inviting C shaped profile with ideal chunk and roundness. The profile has tons of shoulder and the gloss finish is deeply ambered on the maple. The original frets have well rounded crowns and their full factory height, showing just a. Touch of wear beneath G and B strings on frets 1-5, with virtually no wear further up the fretboard.
The guitar plays very easily up the neck and this Strat is the kind of guitar that wants to be played hard, with a solid feeling maple neck that is arrow straight and reliable. The nut measures a full 1 5/8 in width. On the headstock, the original Stratocaster logo is present along with the original Schaller-made Fender "F" tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. These F tuners are a serious step up from the ones Fender made in-house earlier in the decade and have a smooth and reliable feel. All three pickups have matching 1978 date codes stamped on the baseplates, and the stock CTS pots date to the 32nd week of 1978.
On the underside of the pickguard, the small sticker with the serial number matches the serial on the headstock face as well. All of the metal hardware is original too, with stock jack cup, vibrato, and three-bolt F neck plate. Cosmetically, this guitar is an exceptionally fine example with only a. Few minor nicks and dings around the lower bout edge of the body, and light scuffing in the pick path on the guard.The neck profile is notably clean and free of palm wear, showing only a couple pinhead sized nicks. For a Strat that just turned 40, this Fender is as nice as they come with a very vibrant and unfaded three-tone Sunburst that highlights the prominent grain of the ash body. A hardshell case is included.
Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1979 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Ash Body Sunburst 100% Original" is in sale since Wednesday, July 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
This item can be shipped worldwide.