Git yer funk on! Bit of a mystery here... Some information suggests that this 1970s Japanese Lucite Strat copy may have been marketed as "ClearSound". Not sure which Japanese manufacturer would have made it. Two things it isn't: 1) The priceless one-off real Lucite Strat from the 50s, and 2) one of the recent imported Lucite bodies. This is one of the much rarer Japanese versions. Wonderful neck and frets, and plays great. Very heavy of course, on a par with a Les Paul. I did not care for the original pups - they were thin and clicky - so I put in a set of Fender American Standards that sound great. Originals are of course included. Five position switch is slightly finicky in that you may have to wiggle it to get middle pup only. No big deal. Tone is a little glassier than you might get with a wood body, but easily warms up with tone controls and at the amp. Bridge pup is scorching. A few stress cracks inside the 40+ year old acrylic, although they seem minor. I've added a strap button to an extended neck attachment screw which I'd recommend over the one on the horn. I'm sure it's still solid, but why take chances? Ditto for the bridge screws and tremolo. Again, I'm sure everything's totally solid, but there are small stress cracks between the screws, so I'd go easy on your tremolo work. Surfer swells only - no dive bombing! Nice rectangular hard shell case, but not original. Pretty cool guitar, but remember that LP weight comparison...

Hootenanny Vintage Guitars

Very Good
9 Years
Hootenanny Vintage Guitars
Thomas Patrick Diggins
Youngstown, OH
8:01 AM

Real charges only - no added materials or handling charges. All guitars insured for full value. I will use the least expensive shipping available, although this may be slow in some circumstances (e.g. parcel post). Please let me know if you desire a faster, albeit more, expensive service. Please allow 2 - 4 days of time to prepare and pack your guitar IN ADDITION to the actual shipping transit.

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