1976 Fender Stratocaster, Non-Hardtail Version
Fender is the most recognised and collectable brand when it comes to vintage guitars. The ‘bullet headstock’ was introduced in 1971 and carried through to 1981. This bullet truss rod was innovative at the time and allowed the player to adjust the neck’s pitch with a small allen screw. This was previously located at the body end of the neck and caused many pickguards to be etched away at. Notable users of this classic shape are too vast to mention!
The ‘three-bolt’ Stratocaster is regarded as an era that lacked quality control. However, you sometimes find handfuls of extremely high quality, well built and lightweight guitars, and this is certainly one of those rare builds and is a joy to own!
Body: Natural Flamed Ash
Neck: Three-Bolt Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard & Bullet Headstock
We pride ourselves on our inspections of each guitar and this particular model has been cleaned, restrung and set up to a high standard, making this ready to plug in and play.
This is in brilliant condition, especially for a guitar of nearly 40 years, with nothing significant to mention. This has just been serviced and set up to a high standard. The buyer will be purchasing a museum quality guitar!
In our opinion, this is all original with nothing altered or changed.
Overall, this is a very rare and collectable guitar. Not only is this sure to increase in value year on year, but also it can be an enjoyed investment.
Come along and have a play!
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The Music Locker prides itself on offering vintage and collectable pre-owned instruments and equipment (the Products).
We take all reasonable steps to ensure the equipment has been inspected by a competent person in the UK to ensure it complies with UK safety standards. This may mean it does not comply with the current standards in the country in which it will be subsequently used. It is the purchasers’ responsibility to ensure it is inspected by a competent person knowledgeable with the relevant electrical safety standards within that country, prior to connecting to any live electrical circuit.
It is the philosophy of The Music Locker to keep all items as original as possible, only changing original components when absolutely necessary. This includes valves, capacitors, transformers, potentiometers, frets, etc. This gives the buyer the option of tailoring to their exact needs, and may mean that the item is not operating at optimum performance levels. Therefore, your personal preference may differ, depending on your circumstances (i.e. collector or musician), and you may decide to service the item in more depth upon receiving.
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