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Fender Stratocaster 1971 Sunburst

Fender Stratocaster 1971 Sunburst

Regular price $7,500.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $7,500.00 USD
Sale Sold out

TL:DR 100% Original, I was the first to turn a screw/take the neck off! The only thing that makes this piece not mint is 2 chips on the lower right backside of the guitar(pictured) theres one more but has been colored in and not visible but pictured. Unreal condition and virtually unplayed.

Ladies and gentleman, I have the absolute honor to present to you one of the cleanest and most well preserved strats that I personally have had the chance to sell. Its a 1971 Fender Stratocaster in a 3-tone sunburst with every part original including the case and bridge cover, the first year of the 3-bolts necks. This piece is an under the bed type find, I was the first to turn a screw and remove the neck, Everything works as it did brand new. Everything About this piece is perfect, single string tree, staggered grey bobbin '71 pickups and pots, gorgeous rosewood board, original narrow vintage fretwire, gorgeous 3-tone sunburst and absolutely no truss rod flaws or warped necks. The neck is the most elite round "U" shape with really medium shoulders to give you the most comfortable chording but still has the thinness to play hendrix-style thumb over the neck. The rosewood board is dark and perfect and the frets are virtually unplayed ~0.35" height. Somehow, the body weighs in at 7.9 lbs, the perfect weight for a 51 year old slab of resonant alder. The Pickups are so sweet and bell like, they sound so good in a scooped mid fender amp, and sound magical when you push the tubes. The bass is so warm and woody and the highs and upper mids are juicy and thick not shrill at all. They have a precise articulation where every note has an attack to it that is transparent and just so satisfying. Theres not a thing I would change about this piece and its really a special one that I will regret parting with. I know it's going to go fast but make sure you ask any and all the questions you have, id hate for this to travel across the country more than once. Thanks for looking!

This piece has been fully setup with our "Gilded Treatment." This means instrument has been fully inspected, professionally photographed and documented along will a full deep cleaning of any residual grime and dust, pots are cleaned of debris and sprayed with contact cleaner to add a layer of cleaning and protection. Its amazing how clean pots and contacts bring so much tone back. Polished frets to allow you to "glide" over the fretboard. Dialed Nut Height with optimal slots and contact points with lubrication. Action and intonation is dead on and neck relief is perfect. The neck has absolutely no warps or humps and the truss rod turns perfectly with tons of room to turn for seasonal changes. Thank you for looking

 You'll be shocked to find how good our pro setup is! A 100$ value free! big bends fretting out is a thing of the past, find out for yourself!

Condition: Unreal condition I was the first to take the neck off and turn the screws. one tiny impression on the top and in the left cutout. only real cosmetic flaw is 3 small chips on the bottom right backside, 1 one which looks to have had colored in to match with the black and the other 2 are pictured. They are both on the black part of the burst which would be an easy touch up job if wanted. Neck is completely preserved and pristine. 

Completely untouched, I was the first person to look inside, pots date to 71' as well as pickups, wires are neatly taped with original tape and contacts are all original joints. 

Fender Stratocaster 1971 Sunburst
Serial: 337583
Weight: 7.9 lbs
Series: Stratocaster
Body: Alder
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck: Rosewood Fretboard on a one piece Maple neck, Medium "U" Shape   0.87" at 1st, 0.97" at 12th
Neck Finish: Polyurethane 
Fretboard: 7.5-inch radius, maple
Frets: 21, original vintage frets (~0.35 height)
Position Inlays: White Pearloid dots
Nut (Material/Width): 1 5/8" (B neck)
Tuning Machines:  Original F logo tuners
Scale Length: 25.5"
Bridge: Original 2 piece tremelo block, 6-saddle bridgeplate with one piece fender stamp nickel saddles
Pickguard: 3-ply white
Pickups: Original Grey bobbin 71' pickups (neck 5.68k)(middle 5.52k)(bridge 5.53k)
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (middle)
Control Knobs: Original Fender White Strat knobs, greenish text
Hardware Finish: Mixed
Case/Gig Bag: Original Fender case with perfectly working latches with keys, ashtray cover, and tremelo arm


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