Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster
The Strat Evolves into the '70s!
This Strat is unmistakable with features like an ash body, a U-shaped neck, a big headstock, a bullet truss rod, a distinctive '70s Fender logo, Fender/Schaller vintage F-tuning machines, and three vintage single-coil pickups. Choose a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Platform shoes and lava lamps sold separately!
While the Telecaster (and the single-pickup version, the Esquire) was a success, Leo Fender listened to players who were looking for an instrument that was a step up from the plain vanilla Tele. The company had moved into a new factory and now had the ability to build an upscale solidbody electric guitar. In 1954, the Fender Stratocaster made its debut and a true American icon was born. But by the 1970s, the Strat had evolved to the point where the design changes were no longer considered minor. Most notable of all was that big '70s headstock, complete with a new Fender logo and the guitar model in big black letters. Other '70s features included a bullet truss rod and 3-point Micro-Tilt neck adjustment. Players had a choice of rosewood or maple fingerboards.
Fender Classic '70s Stratocaster Features:
Natural color with polyester finish
Maple U-shaped neck with 7.25" radius
Fender/Shaller vintage F-style tuning machines
Black dot inlays
3 vintage-style single-coil Strat pickups
Master volume and 2 tone controls (neck and middle pickups)
Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
5-position blade switch
25.5" scale length
Deluxe gig bag included