The 1970's saw changes for many models across the Fender catalog, with this 1973 Stratocaster being a wonderful example of an early '70s Strat done right. Finished in a Black custom colour lacquer, the first thing to note with this guitar is its incredibly light weight compared to the vast majority of other '70s made Fender guitars. Featuring a Maple neck an Alder body, this Stratocaster features a hardtail bridge as opposed to the more typical synchronised tremolo found on the model. The Telecaster style string through body bridge not only greatly improves tuning stability, but also gives these hardtail Strats a real sound of their own, with a woodier, more resonant sound than others.
This guitar is in very good, all original condition, with some obvious signs of play wear and lacquer checking that are to be expected from an instrument of this age. The electronics, hardware and finish are all original and as they should be. This guitar also includes its original Fender hard case.
As with all our instruments, this guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.