Fender Classic Series ’70s Stratocaster

A while ago now I picked up a second hand Fender Classic Series ’70s Stratocaster.

According to www.guitardaterproject.org , the serial number reads that it was made in Mexico between 2000 and 2001.

This model has an Ash body with the natural finish, a maple “U” Shape neck with a large headstock and bullet truss.

When I bought the guitar it had a set of noiseless pickups installed, which sounded pretty good, but they just weren’t what I was wanting for a 70s style Strat.

Here’s a video of the noiseless pups in the guitar as it was when I bought it.

Fender® Custom Shop Yuriy Shishkov Retro Decor 70s Stratocaster with Case

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I really liked this guitar, and I picked it up at what I thought was just below its market value, I didn’t get what I would like to call a killa deal on this one, but I did get it at a reasonable price.

The only issue I had with this guitar was the Poly coating, it felt horrible. The fretboard on the neck was slippery as anything and the body just felt like it was made from plastic. Which was such a shame because it was such a beautiful guitar, the neck profile was perfect, and it had a really good weight to it, and it was a really well balanced guitar.

Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster all natural Ash body

Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster with a natural finish over an Ash body

Vinatge WHITE Fender 70s style old strat Stratocaster signed by Jimi Hendrix bro

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The back of a Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster with an Ash body

Classic Series 70's Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Pau Ferror Fingerboard

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 Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster three bolt neck and cast alloy full sized block.

Like I said, this was a great guitar as far as the way the neck profile felt, the lightness of it’s weight and just the way the guitar felt, but I just couldn’t get used to the poly coating on the neck and body.

So after a little bit of contemplation, I decided I would repaint it. I did a whole series of videos that I posted to my YouTube channel which I will publish here soon.

Fender® Custom Shop Yuriy Shishkov Retro Decor 70s Stratocaster with Case

$8,100.00
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Vinatge WHITE Fender 70s style old strat Stratocaster signed by Jimi Hendrix bro

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Used Fender USA US '70s Stratocaster Olympic White Maple made 2007 from JAPAN

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Fender USA American Vintage 70s Stratocaster / Black / Matiching Head

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Fender USA American Vintage 70s Stratocaster / Black / Matiching Head

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