Here a rare 1979 Fender Stratocaster electric Guitar in Monaco Yellow. Great looking Strat with killer appearance and a very versatile instrument and a joy to play. Chrome hardware which is slightly tarnished due to the use over the years, giving the guitar an attractive patina. Defo one of the best vintage Stratocasters kicking around. Very responsive guitar and easy to play. Lovely aged coloured finish. Good condition, no major marks or dents. Lives in Fender hard-case
Here a 1993 Fender Stratocaster in Natural finish. This is a cool standard Strat with a cool aesthetic appearance. This is a versatile instrument and one of the nicer examples of the many Strats kicking around in my collection. Very responsive guitar and easy to play. Good condition, vintage tortoise shell scratch plate giving it an old style Strat feel. The guitar lives in Fender hard-case.
Here we have a Fender Stratocaster designed as part of the “Exotic Wood” series that came out in 2017. A departure from Fender’s usual wood choices, the 2017 Wood choices included reclaimed and recycled wood from a multi wood furniture factory nearby the Fender factory. Pine, Dark mahogany, African woods like Oukome and Shedua were amongst the materials used. Part of that range was a Shedua Top Stratocaster, it was thought the Oukome alters the typical Stratocaster tone. The okoume body is a hard wood and has a snappy, punchy attack while the Shedua top is classy looking.
This Stratocaster is loaded with three V-Mod single-coil pickups containing Alnico magnets for high output as well as clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the a treble-bleed tone circuit. The neck is made from flame maple and has a C-shape shaped neck profile with the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately. Pickguard and backplate are made from anodised aluminium. Guitar lives in its moulded hardcase
Here a Left-handed 1978 Fender Stratocaster in Tobacco Sunburst. The Archetypal Fender Stratocaster Guitar was released in Tobacco Sunburst in 1954, and has been the most copied guitar ever since. This model is made with an Ash body and therefore heavy as hell but a sound to die for. One of my better 1970 Fender guitars and, apart from replaced pot knobs, original. This one has some marks from use and appears to have a missing back plate. Very responsive guitar and easy to play. Lovely Sunburst finish. Lives in aftermarket hard-case.
Fender Stratocaster, 1994 limited edition (No 1246 of 1954 units). 40 Yr.-Anniversary Model in flame Tobacco Sunburst finish built to the spec of the 1st Stratocaster models. Ash body, rose wood fretboard . Well built, kitted out with fine stock pickups. The guitar plays very well, all the standard hardware operating, as it should, the electrics work flawlessly. The colour is bright Sunburst and has a flame type appearance to it. Great looker and player, as you would expect from a classic fender guitar. The wood on the neck has also aged to a rich colour resulting in a dark satin finish. In all a very playable and guitar oozing mojo. Guitar lives in its fender case.
Here a 1988 Fender Stratocaster Deluxe in Pewter Grey metallic. This is a rare Fender Strat with Lace Sensors pick ups for reduced hum and guitar feedback. Later variants were called Strat Plus (Lace Sensors are single-coil pickups; that are different from classic single coils. The main difference is that, like the pickups used on the old Fender Jags, the coil is surrounded by metal barriers which are designed to reduce electro-magnetic interference such as power line hum by way of shielding the coils). This is a versatile instrument and one of the best Strats kicking around. Very responsive guitar and easy to play. Lovely metallic aged coloured finish. Good condition, vintage yellowed scratch plate giving it an old style Strat feel. The guitar lives in Fender hard-case.
Here a 1970 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar in a cream white finish. The finish has aged in parts and the result is a worn, checked and stunning finish. The guitar has been a 1 owner guitar who purchased it in 1971 and used it ever since. The Strat plays very well, all the hardware operates as it should, the electrics work flawlessly. The guitar has the typical play wear like buckle rash and bare patches and shows some cool patina. This being a 1970 model may invoke associations with the white Hendrix Strat, albeit this has a rosewood fingerboard. It is a nice Strat nonetheless. Great looker and a killer player, as you would expect from a classic fender guitar. The wood on the neck has also beautifully aged to a rich colour resulting in a satin finish. So, here we have a very playable and functional guitar with ounces of mojo and a great vintage feel to it.
Here a cool Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop model in a red finish built by Fender Master Luthier Dennis Galuszka. One of my better guitars, completely unmolested and all original, although some of the fender decal transfer has come off. The DG autograph is visible on the rear of the headstock. The guitar features an ash body and a standard maple fretboard and simple classic Strat look. It’s a light and responsive guitar and easy to play. Very good condition, no obvious marks or dents. Lives in its Fender case.
In 1979, Fender celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Stratocaster (introduced in 1954) with its first “anniversary” instrument, and the first Fender Guitar to be issued in a pre-determined and numbered, limited quantity. A small run of 500 or so instruments produced were finished in Pearl White. However, due to the instability and excessive checking of the finish, many were recalled and re-finished in Porsche Silver (though Fender refers to it as “25th Anniversary Stratocaster Silver”), the colour that was used in the rest of the production run. However, despite the recall some white issues survived, here we have one of these rare pearlesque models in a relatively good condition.
Here a smooth looking Fender Stratocaster Mary Kaye model made in USA 2019, in a cream white finish with factory fitted gold hardware. One of my finer fender signature model guitars, unmolested and pretty much unplayed. The Mary Kaye USA standard Strat. Standard maple fretboard and ash body comprising the simple but classic 1950s Strat look. It’s a responsive guitar and easy to play. Lives in its Fender tweed case.
Mary Kaye was in the day known as the “First Lady of Rock and Roll” for her guitar-based, calypso mixed, swing music. Furthermore Mary Kaye was a musical innovator who helped pioneer Vegas originated lounge music. Although, one of the most surprising aspects of the story of the “Mary Kaye” Strat, is that Kaye never really owned, and rarely played, the guitar that informally bears her name as pictured on a promotional photo of the Mary Kaye trio from 1957
Here a cool 2009 Fender Stratocaster Custom Shop Eric Clapton model in a light blue finish with factory fitted with noiseless pick ups. One of my better guitars, completely unmolested and all original. Standard maple fretboard and simple classic Strat look. Defo one of my best guitars. It’s a light and responsive guitar and easy to play. Very good condition, no obvious marks or dents. Lives in its Fender custom case.
Here a 1974 Fender Stratocaster hardtail electric guitar in natural finish. The natural wood has a great and interesting grain in parts and the overall result is stunning. The guitar plays very well, all the hardware operates as it should, the electrics work flawlessly. The guitar has only minimal play wear and shows signs of patina. You won’t find many early 1970s Strats in such a great nick. Great looker and a killer player, as you would expect from a classic fender guitar. The wood on the neck has also beautifully aged to a rich satin finish. So, here we have a very playable and functional guitar with ounces of mojo and a great vintage feel to it.