We always love to think of a hardtail Strat as a Tele player's Strat- the string-through fixed bridge always seems to add more resonance and a robust attack often associated with Telecasters.
This 1977 Stratocaster Hardtail delivers just that. The ash body and maple neck combination harkens back to the early days of the Stratocaster - a snappy and bold response with great clarity and distinctive 'chirp' that this wood combination is known for.
Everything about this guitar is original, from the black plastics to the stamped tuners and ashtray cover - that's right, the original ashtray cover! The electronics are also 100% original, and the guitar features its original 3-way pickup selector switch. The medium C neck profile is just what we expect from this era - fast playing with a fairly even taper, but enough shoulder to feel a bit more comfortable for chordal work.
The lower output pickups maintain that nice open response while still remaining quite balanced sounding. Country licks sound convincingly tele-like in the bridge position, and both neck and middle pickups have that wonderful punchy Strat tone.
Condition is fantastic for a late 70s Strat. No monkey business here! The original poly finish has held up very well and shows only light/moderate signs of use by way of some occasional nicks, dings, and surface scuffs. All of the original chrome plated hardware is also quite clean and free of any corrosion - just some light patina and surface wear from handling. Frets are also in very good shape. The original Fender hardshell case is equally as clean.
- 3-piece Ash body
- 3-bolt Maple neck w/ bullet truss rod
- 7.25" radius
- 3-ply Black pickguard
- Black pickup covers
- Black control knobs
- Original Fender hardtail bridge and saddles w/ ashtray cover
- Original pickups, selector switch, and wiring harness
- Neck pickup: 5.29k / Middle pickup: 5.33k / Bridge pickup: 5.25k
- Neck profile: Slim C
- Weight: 9lb 5oz