This is a very special Stratocaster, a 1974 with a hardtail bridge and natural lacquered finish. Traditionally sporting a tremolo bridge, a few Strats out there find themselves with a hardtail bridge. Aside from the obvious simplicity and tuning stability, the lack a back cavity gives these instruments a different tone that’s is a bit tighter. Perhaps the most famous player of a hardtail Strat would be Billy Gibbons, who famously played one on the solo for “La Grange”. This piece is very much a no-nonsense Strat, with a natural finish that matches the maple fretboard for a sleek look. It has also had its volume pot and pick-up switcher replaced, along with its tuners. There is also quite a few bumps and nicks the body finish along with some peeling on the back and sides, but this just adds to the vintage look of the instrument. The instrument has a great twangy sound, everything you could want out of a Strat. There is a little buzz on the low strings from fret-wear, but with a little distortion and reverb, this guitar will sing like a bird. This guitar is a power house of a Strat; a real player's guitar through in through. Ships in its original hardshell case.
Weight: 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ⅝”
7/10 (very good condition) 1974 Made in the USA
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