1979 Fender Stratocaster

The neck is maple, and the fingerboard is rosewood.

The guitar body and neck are original and matched. The electronics are original (pots, switch, capacitor are all dated 1978). Items that are not original include:

  • Bridge
  • Backblock
  • Pickups
  • Faceplate
  • Knobs
  • Nut
  • Tuners

It’s in great condition in terms of being a player. It has cosmetic flaws like dings and scratches and belt buckle rash on the back. But it plays super well. Low action. Straight, fast neck. Great frets (a recent refret). All electronics, tuners, tremolo, switches, and controls work as intended. Original tremolo arm also included.

This is a 1979 Fender Stratocaster. The guitar is black on black with rosewood fretboard. It’s in great playing condition, with plenty of dings and light scratches. Low action. Straight, fast neck. Great frets.

This is the beefiest, most 70s Strat I’ve ever played. Everything on it is bigger. The headstock. The pick guard. Even the heads of the screws holding on the face plate are bigger. It gives the guitar a much “tougher” look than the more common 50s design.

This guitar is heavier than most Strats I’ve played, as well, which adds to that kind of masculine/tough quality this guitar has. The neck is maple, and the fingerboard is rosewood. The darkness of the rosewood also contributes again to the cool “tougher” look of this guitar. Plus a lot of players prefer the natural rosewood versus the finished maple that is Fender’s other standard option on Strats.

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