Here we have a bit of an oddball, a 1975 Fender Stratocaster with a hardtail bridge. 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 particular axe has had a refinish, but it was done quite well, and the wine red color suits the guitar nicely. Surprisingly, this instrument still has its bridge cover, though it has had a replaced pot and pick-up switch. The biggest blemish of the instrument is that the lacquer is peeling off of parts of the fretboard, but this does not affect playability. The instrument plays great and has a very decent low sound and a biting high end. The body is fairly clean, but has bumps and dings that appear to have been painted over. Ships in a hard-shell case.
Weight: 7 lbs. 1 oz.
Nut Width: 1 ⅝”
8.5/10 (excellent condition) 1975 Made in the USA
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