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Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster 1979 Silver Metallic

Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster 1979 Silver Metallic

Regular price $2,200.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,200.00 USD
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TL:DR 100% Original 25th anniversary strat with original case and Certificate, strap, and trem bar. VG condition with a couple marks.

Absolute unit of a strat right here. The Fender 25th anniversary strat is one of the many good things that came out of the 70's. Finally fender came to their wits and added a 4-bolt for this model and its awesome, fully stable and you never have to worry about it. This thing is a monster. Its 10lbs full of sustain and sounds like a glass bell. The dehydrated alder that makes of up the body has lost its moisture and really resonates and holds onto each note. The Body has a handful of marks but from a distance looks basically brand new. Its silver metallic finish has aged to a greener hue over time and looks really cool not to mention the black anniversary logo on the top left horn makes it feel like a sports car. This thing can rip, its got the original circuit and electronics and really sounds wide open when you put it through a good amp. The best thing about this strat is it just sounds and plays better than other strats from that era. Its just a good feeling to pick this up and theres really nothing bad to say about an original vintage strat. I think these are pretty underrated in the sense that they should be and will be valued more for their quality. 

When you pick this strat up you will notice it's literally got a perfect neck that looks brand new. Its got a perfect round "C" shape neck (0.86" at the 1st, 0.88" at the 12th) that fits your hand like a glove made out of a bright and snappy slab of maple. By some miracle the original frets have tons of life and are not beat up at all. The playability is quite impressive. This neck is perfectly straight with no hump, twists or any type of distortion. Its got original small vintage frets that are perfectly level and allow for maximum playability. Overall, these 25th anni's pay homage to where great electric guitars really began with the invention of the strat and this one sounds and plays amazing. If you're looking for a cool looking vintage strat that doesnt break the bank but literally is a vintage strat this is for you. Neck pickup, amp cranked, you're chilling. 

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: The neck looks brand new and the headstock is flawless. There is one inch of the heel that has finish aging. The fretoboard is absolutely flawless and looks brand new as well, the frets are unbelievably full of life and are dead straight its a miracle. The body has a handful of marks. 2 or 3 tiny dings that show the undercoat All pictured. The most noticable is above the top left screw on the top. From a distance it looks very clean the silver has a very nice metallic silver-green hue. Lastly, there is a shim in the neck pocket just to fill the gap, most likely. Its not noticable and does not affect the neck pitch or anything like that. 

Electronics: Completely original and untouched electronics and solder joints, 2 tone pots date to the 2nd week of 1970 and volume pot dates to 39th week of 1979. Original Grey bottom pickups from 1979. All electronics work perfectly and theres absolutely no crackling or issues, pots turn to 10 exponentially. 

Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster 1979 Silver

Serial: 257693
Weight: 10 lbs 0 ounces
Series: 25th Anniversary Stratocaster
Body: Alder
Body Finish: Silver Metallic Polyurethane finish
Neck: ne piece Maple neck, "C" Shape  0.86" at 1st, 0.88" at 12th
Neck Finish: Polyurethane 
Fretboard: 7.5-inch radius, maple
Frets: 21, original vintage frets (~0.033 height)
Position Inlays: Black dots
Nut (Material/Width): 1 5/8" (B neck) (1.61" to be exact)
Tuning Machines:  Original Deluxe Sperzel Tuners used on the early 25th anni strats.
Scale Length: 25.5"
Bridge: Original Die-cast, 6-saddle bridge
Pickguard: original 3-ply black pickgaurd
Pickups: Original Grey bobbin 79' pickups (neck 5.6k)(middle 5.65k)(bridge 5.40k)
Pickup Switching: 3 way switch
Controls: Volume 1, (Neck) Tone 1(Neck) Tone 2 (middle)
Control Knobs: Original Black Fender Strat knobs, 
Hardware Finish: Die-Cast
Case/Gig Bag: Original Fender molded case with Original Certificate and strap and trem bar


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