'Under The Bed' for Thirty-Five Years
1978 Ash Bodied Blond Stratocaster With Rosewood Fretboard.
1978 Fender Stratocaster.
This rare late 1970s 'blond' Stratocaster weighs 9.70 lbs. One-piece ash body with a wonderful see-thru blond finish. One-piece maple neck with a nut width of 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a medium-to-thick profile. Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and pearloid dot position markers. Large headstock with "Fender" logo in black with gold trim. Individual Fender "F" closed-back tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Two "butterfly" string trees with nylon spacers. Three-bolt neck plate with the Fender backward "F" logo and small hole for allan key neck tilt adjustment. Three black plastic Stratocaster pickups with balanced outputs of 5.58k, 5.60k, and 5.80k. Two of the pickups are stamped in black on the underside "170778" and the third one is stamped "780816". Three-layer black over white plastic pickguard. Three controls (one volume, two tone) plus five-way selector switch, all on pickguard. The potentiometers are stamped "137 7745" (CTS, November 1977). Black plastic ribbed-sided knobs with white lettering. Fender "Synchronized Tremolo" combined bridge/tailpiece. The end of the neck is dated "0901X0785" (Stratocaster; custom color; rosewood board, February, 1978). The neck pocket has two circular ink stamps; the back of the neck has a similar circular stamp and also the number "1082" stamped in black. The neck pickup cavity has a large "2" in black marker and the middle pickup cavity has another similar circular stamp and "0285" stamped in black. There is also a small printed label with the matching serial number on the back of the pickguard. This guitar is in near mint (9.25++) condition. The only reason that we do not give it a 9.50 is that there are a couple of really tiny surface marks on the body and a miniscule amount of fretwear which is commensurate with this guitar having spent most of its life 'under-the-bed' in its case. Complete with the original termolo arm with black plastic tip and the original chrome bridge cover. Also included is the original Fender leather guitar strap, case keys, allan keys, spare tremolo springs in original envelope, original guitar cord, original owners manual with matching serial number various other hang tags and case candy. The best example we have ever seen. Housed in the original Fender black hardshell case with black plush lining (9.25). (#1717).

Year Condition Color Case
1978 Near Mint Blond Original Hard


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David Brass
Calabasas, CA
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