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Fender Stratocaster solid-body electric guitar

1970 Fender guitar, bass and amp catalog - page 5

Fender 1970 guitar and bass catalog. Page 5. Details of the Fender Stratocaster. Pictured is a cool Strat in the standard, Sunburst finish. There were a number of optional features for the strat: tremolo, finish (custom colours extra), fretboard material (maple extra) and dexterity (left-handed models extra). April 1970 US prices ranged from $315 for a Sunburst right handed strat with rosewood fretboard and no tremolo, to $439.50 for a left-handed strat in a custom color, with a maple fretboard, and tremolo. The guitar pictured below would be $367 in 1970.

The other custom colours available on the Stratocaster in 1970 are shown on page 95 of this catalog.

Three patented Fender pickups produce the famous Stratocaster "sound with a bite"

Fender Stratocaster - 1970 Fender catalog, page 5
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1960 Fender Stratocaster very rare & original Fiesta Red w / a Slab Rosewood neck.

1960 Fender Stratocaster very rare & original Fiesta Red w / a Slab Rosewood neck.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a fabulous all original 1960 Fender Stratocaster & was very Special Ordered to emulate ??Hank Marvin?? whom was at his pinnacle w / his band, The Shadows. His trademark was a outragious Fiesta Red Strat as many were ordered by Fender??s disributor in the UK at that time. This Strat is a lovely example of the typical production as most bodies were taken from off the line & most started life as a Black guitar w / gray undercoating. Fender then reshot these in their famous Fiesta ... more
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original 1957 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst w / orig. tweed case

original 1957 Fender Stratocaster Sunburst w / orig. tweed case

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this early 1957 Fender Stratocaster in its original Sunburst finish. It has a great playing neck with a "V" profile and good frets. All parts are original to this Strat and it is 100% complete along with its original tremolo arm, bridge cover and tweed hardshell case. The neck dates to February 1957, pots dating to January 1957 and the body date of December 1956. The pickup covers and knobs are the earlier "bakelite" ... more
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1965 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Cady Apple Red Custom color Original 65

1965 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Cady Apple Red Custom color Original 65

Ladera Ranch, California, 926**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Stratocaster early custom color Candy Apple red 100 % Original, nothing touched, all the solder Joints are untouched. Gray bottom pickups have the original winds, Green pick guard early 65' pot dates. No routes, extra holes, touchups or repairs. The original Large frets are in great shape. A true collector grade instrument. Comes with the original no logo black case. This is an Extremely rare Vintage guitar. Buyer is responsible for all shipping.... more
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1959 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Guitar, Collector-Grade w /  Tweed Case

1959 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Guitar, Collector-Grade w / Tweed Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1959 Fender Stratocaster in collector-grade condition and in perfect working order, complete with a tweed "knucklebuster" case. 100% original save for a substituted vibrato arm, this Stratocaster is stunning in its presentation
Extremely lively and resonant acoustically with a natural woody cut and sweet sustain, this Strat features an alder body and one-piece maple neck. The three black bobbin single coil pickups all retain their original windings, metering at a healthy 5 7k ... more
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Vintage FENDER 1958 Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst Pre CBS Electric Players Guitar

Vintage FENDER 1958 Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst Pre CBS Electric Players Guitar

Encino, California, 914**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Vintage Pre CBS Fender Stratocaster - True Players guitar!! 7lbs 5oz. Feels like butter, plays like a dream, well seasoned 58 Strat, mostly original - knobs and tuners may not be. Personally owned since 1992 when I purchase for $5, 500 in San Francisco Guitar Center - She's an investment, only gonna appreciate in value the more the miles go on. Volume knob can be scratchy but clears up with a couple of turns back and forth. Comes with / in high quality hard case. (I have the original case (I ... more
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1955 Fender Stratocaster

1955 Fender Stratocaster

Carbondale, Illinois, 629**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


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Olivia's Vintage would like to present this 1955 Fender Stratocaster in its original Sunburst finish. It had formerly been owned by Ned Liben of the band Riff Raff and demo artist for the Arp Avatar guitar synthesizer. This Stratocaster had been modified to house the pickup and controls for the Avatar. The modifications have been reversed to return the guitar back to its original specs. There was a side jack installed that had been removed before the hole ... more
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1962 Fender Stratocaster Rare Left Handed Vintage Electric Guitar

1962 Fender Stratocaster Rare Left Handed Vintage Electric Guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1962 Fender Stratocaster Rare Lefty! Brazilian Slab board, 1-62 Neckdate, Sunburst finish, Clay dots, Spaghetti logo, Green guard, Amazing andwonderful original Black back pickups, Bridge cover, Single line Kluson tuners, Vintage Black leather strap and Grey cable, Excellent condition with Rare cleanoriginal Brown left handed hard case... more
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1965 Fender Stratocaster in 3-Tone Sunburst L96681

1965 Fender Stratocaster in 3-Tone Sunburst L96681

Highland Park, Illinois, 600**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This 1965 Fender Stratocaster in 3-Tone Sunburst is here on consignment. It is in very nice shape for its age. There is a rather noticeable ding / gash in the face of the guitar along with a couple other dings, dents, and chips. The body also has some weather checking on it. The pickguard has shrunk and cracked in a couple of spots as well, make sure to look at all the pics. The frets have likely been crowned at some point and the nut has been replaced. Everything else checks out as being ... more
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Original 1957 Fender Stratocaster   Clean Tweed Case

Original 1957 Fender Stratocaster Clean Tweed Case

Henderson, Nevada, 890**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


One of the nicest Strats that has come along. Perfect soft "V" neck that is straight and true, truss rod works fine. It was very professionally refretted without touching the finish on fret board. Wire is just slightly taller than original so plays perfecto! The only other thing that was touched and not original is the body finish. That said it looks exactly like an original finish in every detail and is nitro lacquer. Electronics are untouched and even retains the original pickup lead tape. I ... more
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1966 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Guitar Candy Apple Red w /  Case

1966 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Guitar Candy Apple Red w / Case

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1966 Fender Stratocaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order, finished in original custom color Candy Apple Red and complete with the original hardshell case. 100% original save for a professional refret and bone nut, this Stratocaster is one of the very first to feature the larger '60s headstock, with date codes spanning late 1965 to January, 1966
Tonewoods comprise an alder body, maple neck and dark, tight-grained Brazilian rosewood fretboard, and the natural... more
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1955 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Blonde, One-Piece Ash Body

1955 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Blonde, One-Piece Ash Body

Seattle, Washington, 981**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Up for sale, a 1955 Fender Stratocaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Produced in the third quarter of '55 (and the second year of Stratocaster production), this Fender is emblematic of the company's golden age. Featuring a one-piece ash body and a full-feeling C-shaped neck profile carve as per '55 specs, this Strat delivers the goods on every level and will satisfy a broad range of Fender enthusiasts. The guitar is featherweight at 6lbs 13oz, refinished in period correct... more
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1974 Fender Stratocaster Strat Electric Guitar w /  Vintage Fender Case

1974 Fender Stratocaster Strat Electric Guitar w / Vintage Fender Case

Atoka, Oklahoma, 745**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Like a matching pair of beautiful playing strats! Both 1974 Fender Stratocasters in their original cases! 3 bolt ??bird??s eye?? maple necks! Minimal wear for instruments that are half a century old! The ultimate collectors dream! All case candy! Whammy bars! Ashtrays! Locking cases with keys!
Shipping for both to the lower 48 additionally $175 00!... more
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1975 Fender Stratocaster "Lucite" bodied NAMM Show Prototype rarest of the rare.

1975 Fender Stratocaster "Lucite" bodied NAMM Show Prototype rarest of the rare.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is perhaps one of the rarest Stratocasters ever produced by Fender & is in our Private Collection for the last 25 years. This is a factory made Strat for its display at the NAMM Show that year. It was based on a 1975 spec Strat w / a cool twist. It has a very unusual see-thru Resin ??sandwiched?? body that has an Opaque Orange front 1 / 2 of its body w / a Clear back 1 / 2 of its body made to show off its electronics to all that are interested in seeing the inside of a Strat. It has a ... more
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1964 Fender Stratocaster with 60s Fender Case

1964 Fender Stratocaster with 60's Fender Case

Redondo Beach, California, 902**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


This is a 1964 Stratocaster It's in Excellent Condition and it plays and sounds amazing The neck is a B shape / size or more commonly known as a "Fast C" (see picture on butt of neck). When I bought it in 1996, the body had been routed for a humbucker in the bridge and refinished. In 2006, my friend (Fender Custom Shop Master Builder Chris Fleming)did me the honor of filling in the humbucker route (back to an SSS config--see picture). He refinished and relic-ed it in Black Nitro at the Custom ... more
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1967 Fender Stratocaster Exc Mojo

1967 Fender Stratocaster Exc Mojo

Debary, Florida, 327**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Here is a great example of the renowned 1967 Fender Stratocaster, all original with no issues, repairs or modifications, only 57 years of historic mojo on this lower production year model and series due to slow sales in 1966. It all checks out, has the original case, and even comes with an autograph of Blues Legend Bo Didley! Please feel free to inquire with any questions, and thank you for looking.
... more
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Fender Stratocaster 1965 - Three Tone Sunburst

Fender Stratocaster 1965 - Three Tone Sunburst

Brooklyn, New York, 112**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1965 Fender Stratocaster
A late example Strat from the "L Series" of serial numbers, on the neck plate, with a neck stamp of March of 1965. This guitar has many of the iconic '65 features. The 3 ply white pickguard, pearl dot neck inlays, the gold "Transition" logo, and the double line Kluson Deluxe tuners are all present and many of these specs would change over the next few years. The sunburst on this guitar is very vibrant, with a nice transition between the three shades on the top and the... more
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1955 Fender Stratocaster See through Blonde

1955 Fender Stratocaster See through Blonde

Encinitas, California, 920**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


For sale is an incredible 1955 Fender Stratocaster
Beautiful see through blonde over ash restored by Joe Riggio This guitar is absolutely incredible
It plays effortlessly and the pickups are absolutley phenominal with loads of response and sparkling clarity
At some point different tuners were installed but originals are back on and extra holes fille. An extra string tree hole was also filled
Really REALLY nice neck profile on this one as well
1 volume pot ... more
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1959 Fender Stratocaster  ~  Sunburst

1959 Fender Stratocaster ~ Sunburst

Sarasota, Florida, 342**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Genuine 1959 Fender Stratocaster with lots of nice checking and natural patina. Partially refinished (you hardly notice, it is well done). Features pickups wound by William van Zandt and installed in the late 80s. They are exact reproductions of the pickups van Zandt made for Stevie Ray Vaughn. You could hardly get closer to a perfect guitar!
Comes with vintage Stratocaster case.... more
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1962 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White Refin Pre-CBS w / HSC

1962 Fender Stratocaster Olympic White Refin Pre-CBS w / HSC

San Diego, California, 921**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1962 Fender Stratocaster In Olympic White Finish
This Guitar Is Located At IVG Sherman Oaks
In Good Overall Condition (Please See Photos)
Older Professional Body Refinish In Nitrocellulose Lacquer Shows Natural Checking Throughout
Professionally Refretted With Era-Correct Size Fretwire
Cosmetic Headstock Cracks Near Tuners As Shown
Aged Reissue Mint Green Pickguard
Original Black Bottom Pickups
Original Cloth Wiring And Electronics
Stackpole Pots Date To 18th ... more
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1966 Fender Stratocaster Original vintage guitar

1966 Fender Stratocaster Original vintage guitar

Loveland, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


1966 Fender Stratocaster, Sunburst, Gorgeous Rosewoodfingerboard, Big headstock, Gold transition logo, Kluson tuners, Tremolo, Threeway switch, Original Grey back pickups, Super clean, Nice playing near mint Strat!Slightly later Fender hard case in excellent condition
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1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins TennesseanThe Gretsch Chet Atkins Tennessean, or model 6119 was Gretsch's best selling hollow body of the 1960s. This wonderfully faded example from 1965 was originally Dark Cherry Red, but has turned a mid-orange brown. The original color, however, can be seen underneath the pickup surrounds. 1965 specs: maple body, two-piece neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard and Hi-Lo 'Tron single coil pickups. Nickel plated Gretsch Bigsby tailpiece.

1965 Gretsch 'For the Spectacular Sound of the Times' guitar and amp catalog

1965 Gretsch catalogThe 1965 Gretsch catalog, or catalog #32, featured 10 hollow body electric guitars, including the newly launched Gretsch Viking; four solid body electrics, including the Astro Jet - making it's only catalog appearance; just one bass, the single pickup PX6070; nine acoustics and 12 tube amplifiers. Pride of place went to the Chet Atkins Country Gentleman that adorned both the front and back covers. 24 pages, six of which are in full color.

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.