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Fender Stratocaster Hardtail Sunburst 1980 (s978)



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Body: Ash

Neck: Maple neck with a medium-round profile, 1 5/8” wide nut, rosewood fretboard, 7.25” radius, and dot inlays (Serial number and pots date to 1979. The body dates to 1980.)

Pickups/Hardware: Fender tuners, three single-coils (Rated at 5.7kOhms in the neck, 5.6k in the middle, and 7.5k in the bridge), five-way pickup selector switch, volume and tone controls (original pickups and pots, one visible 1979 pot date. Solder joints have been retouched.)

Cosmetic Condition: The finish is worn along the bass side of the lower bout but overall the guitar is clean for its age with just minor chips, dings, and play wear. The back and sides have a fair amount of buckle rash and dings but they are all on the lighter side. The neck is nice and glossy but has a good amount of minor dents and chips in it, they are all very minor though and do not do much to affect the playability. The headstock has some usual wear around the edges but looks great otherwise. This Hardtail Strat has held up well over the years!

Playability: The strings are low, play great, and ring out clearly across the board.

Modifications/Repairs: Some solder joints have been touched up. The bridge saddles are not original. The guitar has been refretted.

Weight: 9lbs 5oz

Case: Non-original hardshell

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