FENDER USA Hardtail Stratocaster " Olympic White + Maple " (1975)

£2,999.99Price

Attention Collectors! Here's a cool 75 Hardtail Strat that may break the bank! Nearly 44 years old! As 50s and 60s Strats become priced like new cars, these 70s models are the only Semi-affordable ones left! The body is alder for a distinctive tone. The 25.5 inch scale maple neck features a maple fretboard with 21 frets. A recent fret-level makes this one play like a champ. 3 original great sounding flat pole pickups hooked to the original 3 way switch. Original Cast saddle trem and F tuners. Cool Original Olympic white finish with a nice Bannana Pudding tint. Original neck (Please ask for internal/cavity pics and pocket stamps). No additional routs and no new soldering. Absolutely solid. Original 75 date coded pots. Date coded 1975 pickups. Original pickguard and original nut. Correct steel bridge saddles, with string grooves. This one would make a good addition to your collection. Not many 70s Strats are still in one piece with all of the good stuff intact.

 

Thanks to a recent pro set-up, this Strat plays itself. Nice action and overall feel. The Original pickups sound excellent with classic Strat tone. Everything works as it should. A nice guitar for a collector or a player. Tonal character is what you’d expect from a Strat from this era. Chilled or crisp from the neck pick-up, as you choose to run it with the tone pot wide open on 10, or rolled back a touch, Bite and twang from the bridge pick-up.The Strat has always had the ability to perform through a clean amp setting,  or kick dirt, if required through an overdriven amp setting. A Strat from the late 60’s or early 70’s era might not have the same appeal as a similar model from the pre CBS glory era – Equally it doesn’t command the same price tag.Yet equally early/mid 70’s models had not suffered the weight and build quality issues that you find on most/many strats from the later part of the 70’s. So vintage appeal with a more sensible price tag.

 

It is believed to have had only owner since new. She was purchased from a avid collector, and was one of many. If you want an old guitar and the feel that only an old guitar can provide, they are a good choice. Expect other dealers to charge upto 4K for examples this clean. Includes the original hard-shell case and owners manual. Please also be aware that this guitar came with an original early 70's fender catalog. I have neglected to include this in the pics - but will be included.

 

 

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 670057

    Time of Manufacture: 1975

    Place of Manufacture: Fullerton. USA

    Neck Profile: Medium depth C neck profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 8.6 Pounds

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition" 

    Colour: Aged Olympic White

    Originality: 100% Original 

    Dings, Scratches, other: . - Please refer to pictures below.