American Vintage '70s Thin-Skin Stratocaster  

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Admit it, you loved the '70s, and so does Fender!

To show their love, Fender has added the "Thin Skin" lacquer treatment and larger (medium jumbo) frets to the '70s Stratocaster body. The t... Read More

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Overview

Admit it, you loved the '70s, and so does Fender!

To show their love, Fender has added the "Thin Skin" lacquer treatment and larger (medium jumbo) frets to the '70s Stratocaster body. The think skin treatment is usually done on Fenderr Custom Shop models but is not typically seen on production-line models. It allows the wood to breathe and make the guitar sound better. The addition of larger frets, a common aftermarket uptrade in the 1970s and 1980s, improves sustain and the singing nature of the Strat. Players who love to bend strings appeciate having larger frets on their Stratocaster.

This hybrid "best of the '70s" American Vintage Stratocaster guitar features all of the greatest elements of the now-classic '70s Strat guitars, including an ash body, U-shaped maple neck with improved three-bolt neck and Micro Tilt neck adjustment, '70-'71 vintage-correct bridge, "Diamond Head 'F'" tuners and specially voiced pickups. Other features include the unmistakable large headstock, '70s-style decal and bullet truss rod adjustment nut.

Features
  • Body: Ash
  • Neck: Maple, U-shaped, (Gloss polyurethane finish)
  • Fingerboard: 7.25" radius (184mm)
  • No. of Frets: 21 large medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 vintage-style single-coil Strat pickups with Alnico 5 Magnets
  • Controls: Master volume, Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. (middle pickup)
  • Pickup switching: 3-position blade:
  • Position 1. bridge pickup
  • Position 2. middle pickup
  • Position 3. neck pickup
  • (5-way switch Included in kit)
  • Bridge: vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Machine heads: Fender/Schaller Vintage "F" Style tuning machines
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Unique features: Upgraded ash tonewood (the preferred tone-wood by many Fender Strat connoisseurs), the ash body is finished with "Thin Skin" nitrocellulous lacquer for improved resonance, medium jumbo frets for superior sustain and ring of each musical note, Large headstock, '70s-style decal, U-shaped maple neck, bullet truss rod adjustment nut, 3-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt neck adjustment, white dot position inlays
  • Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
  • Accessories: 5-Position Switch Update Kit
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5.0

Killer Looks and Sounds!!

By StratMan420

from Chamblee, GA

The day I bought this I was looking for a new guitar, but not something this expensive, then, I picked this little beauty up, I didn't put it down, until I got home with it that is. It has killer sounds, a super fast neck from the start, and not to mention that incredible natural wood, with a clear gloss finish, sick!! Overall I wouldn't pick any other guitar that this one.

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