FENDER USA Standard Stratocaster Hardtail "Olympic white + Rosewood" (1979)


Attention Collectors! Here's a cool 79 Hardtail Strat that may break the bank! Nearly 40 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 Rosewood fretboard with 21 frets. 3 original great sounding flat pole pickups hooked to an original 5 way switch. Original Cast saddle trem and F tuners. Cool Original aged Olympic White finish. Original neck (Please ask for internal/cavity pics and pocket stamps). No additional routs and no new soldering. Absolutely solid. Original 78/9 date coded pots. Date coded 1978/79 pickups and original nut. Correct steel bridge saddles, with string grooves. 

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. So vintage appeal with a more sensible price tag.


It shows Very Minor wear for a 40 year old vintage piece. I personally think she hasn't been played alot - looking at the frets and usual areas susceptible to wear. Its common for these finishes to become discolored in areas. That being said, the guitar shows a hint of discoloration, but this only adds character and originality to a desirable finish. My Guess is that it was played for a few years by the original owner when purchased new and then left.


  • Specifications

    Serial Number: S953009

    Time of Manufacture: 1979

    Place of Manufacture: Fullerton. USA

    Neck Profile: Medium depth C neck profile

    Fret Condition: No Fret Wear

    Weight: 9.1 Pounds

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

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition" 

    Colour: Olympic white

    Originality: 100% original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: .Some very minor Clearcoat swirling/pick surface/impressions/knicks swirling in places - Please refer to pictures below.