This guitar, besides its striking beauty and great sound, has some transitional peculiarities: its three pickups are all dated Oct 15th '64, but one is an old-style black-bottom with yellow stamped date, the middle one is an early grey-bottom with the same yellow stamp (and that's the first time I see a grey-bottom pickup with the yellow stamped date), and the third one is a grey-bottom with the same date, but penciled instead... Another almost-transitional feature is the pickguard, one of the earliest white guards introduced in late '64, instead of the green one more commonly associated with Spaghetti Logo and clay dots.This white plastic guard is surely original and a bit warped but still in good shape, with the usual crack next to the neck pickup screws.
Very nice look, the body has a beautiful finish and wood-grain.
The weight is acceptable if compared to other ash-bodied Strats from the same era. Smooth action, frets and fretboard are in excellent shape.
Pickups have a loud output and are well balanced, and give the guitar a hot and clear sound. The guitar comes with its original black tolex hardshell case with Fender logo.
A super clean example of a late-70s Stratocaster in exceptionally fine conditions. It has a 1979 serial number and the grey-bottom pickups are dated 19, so the instrument must have been shipped early in 1980.
Custom color's rarity, light weight and sound make of this guitar a winner.
Excellent action, smooth and easy maple fretboard with frets in good condition.Figured-ash body with brown sunburst finish and maple neck with rosewood fingerboard (and skunk-stripe on the back). No other date is visible, neither on the neck base (the stamp has faded and can't be read anymore) nor on the potentiometers (the date is hidden by the solder-joints).This Strat has all-original hardware and circuitry features, with three-bolts neckplate, tilt-neck adjustment, "F" tuners, truss-rod "bullet" on the front of the headstock, etc.The three-way switch currently installed is new (but with the old original tip), but the original one is in the case, it's broken and I don't know if it can be fixed - but I think it's not impossible.Everything else is 100% original, including pots, screws, knobs, tremolo arm, bridge and saddles, spring-cover on the back. The flamed neck makes this old Strat really special.in excellent working order and look great, no hidden flaws or holes whatsoever.