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Fender Stratocaster 1978 Olympic White

Fender Stratocaster 1978 Olympic White

Regular price $2,600.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,600.00 USD
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TL:DR 100% Original, untouched solder joints, one owner, there is player wear such as buckle rash and dings and finish wear but no issues or cracks or repairs. Spot on Setup with our Gilded Treatment!

All original Fender Strat from '78 in a gorgeous olympic white with the original case and has only had one owner! It's got thin poly not goopy and thick like some of them, real vintage feeling. This baby is in excellent condition with a perfect amount of natural relic on the body while neck has been "played in" and practically morphed to the human hand. This is one of those "good ones" that came out of the frugal CBS era, no shift in the neck pocket and great tuning stability, one of those 1 in 3 guitars since CBS is so hit or miss. The 7.5 inch radius is a classic feel and gives awesome playability and really allows the most comfortable chording. The neck is a medium U shape (0.88" at 1st, 0.96" at 12th) that feels super comfy with a good amount of shoulder. Definitely gives your thumb a nice platform in the middle of the "U" when doing barchords. The pickups are super thick and meaty, pair really well with a bassy amp, they have a pleasant warmth on the low end and highs are very straty but not too shrill. Definitely still underestimated, these late 70's strats are still coming from the legendary fullerton factory and definitely have tons of magic yet at a great price. This is still the iconic strat that changed the guitar world forever and does not break the bank like the earlier strats. 


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.  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: Very Good condition, the natural relic and thinner poly gives off a ton of vintage vibe and definitely looks old and sweet. No breaks or cracks, only dings and scratches here and there from a loved and played instrument. There is one ding that is feelable on the back of the neck. Edges of the fretboard exhibit wear. Sides of the body have some natural discoloration and back has some buckle rash along with some beautiful lacquer checking. Neck is straight, no truss rod or neck pocket issues, setup perfectly with nice action and intonation, frets are in really good condition lots of life left. Original Nut.  All blemishes are clearly pictured and would love to send more.

All original pickups and pots that date to 78', solder joints are untouched perfect which definitely contribute to the powerful output of these single coils.  (neck 5.40k)(middle 5.45k)(bridge 5.28k) Volumes and tones role 0-10 exponentially and theres no grounding or hum issues. Super Punchy and meaty pickups

Fender Stratocaster 1978 Olympic White
Serial: S919586
Weight: 8.2 lbs
Series: Stratocaster
Body: Alder
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck: Maple, "U” Shape 0.88" at 1st, 0.96" at 12th
Neck Finish: Polyurethane 
Fretboard: 7.5-inch radius, Maple
Frets: 21, Original Frets
Position Inlays: Black Dot inlays
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1 5/8"
Tuning Machines:  Original F Logo Tuners
Scale Length: 25.5" 
Bridge: Original Fender Tremelo
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Pickups: Original Single Coil pickups (neck 5.40k)(middle 5.45k)(bridge 5.28k)
Pickup Switching: 5 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Master) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (Middle)
Control Knobs: Vintage Strat Volume knobs Black
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Case/Gig Bag: Original Late 70's Fender Vintage Case burgundy interior. Comes with Original Tremelo Arm and Fender Strap


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