1978/1979 Fender Stratocaster - Player Grade, Refinished, Neck Replacement

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Here's an excellent, player-grade vintage Fender! With 70s mojo to spare, this guitar is perfect for someone who is perhaps just getting into vintage guitars or simply wants a badass black Strat! The body is either a 79 or 80 with a thick, road-worn black finish. The neck dates to 78 or 79 with a stripped and refretted fingerboard, and classic sun-stained nitro headstock face. Plays nice with medium-low action, medium jumbo frets, and 10-46 strings. No complaints from those of us at the shop who really like to bend! The Genesis 635 pickup set has a fantastic array of tones; specifically, the 4 position really shines on this guitar with sparkly, quacky cleans and thick overdrive. These pickups were custom-made to emulate the Silver Sky pickup set, and have flat pole pieces with Mustang pickup covers. The wiring harness has a push/push bridge tone pot which functions to add the neck pickup in the bridge position for a Neck/Bridge pickup combo which gives some great middle position Tele rhythm tones.

It's a unique offering, but anyone would have fun playing this guitar! The previous owner really went through the work to make this machine something special- a recognizable guitar that Fender may just base your signature model on ;)

Backplate and tremolo arm in case.


Year: 1979 (body) 1978 (neck)

Brand: Fender 

Model: Stratocaster 


  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Color: Black (Refin)
  • Finish: Poly/Spray Can


  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: 'C' Shape
  • Depth at 1st Fret: .880"
  • Depth at 12th Fret: .920"
  • Finish: Poly (back), Stripped (fingerboard), Nitro (headstock face)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.60"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Frets: 21
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Action: 0.070"
  • Strings: 10-46


  • Pickups: Genesis 635 Handwound Strat pickup set
  • Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-Way Selector 


  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Vintage 6-point Strat Tremolo (Non-Original, decked)
  • Tuners: Vintage Fender

Case: 80s Molded Plastic Case

Weight: 9.3 lbs

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