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1972 Fender Stratocaster

1972 Fender Stratocaster

Regular price $8,495.00
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1972 Fender Stratocaster in a beautiful aged original Olympic White finish with the iconic '70s oversized headstock and a "22NOV72B" stamp on the super comfy 3-bolt Maple neck. This is an excellent example with a prominent resonance and a focused snappy sound thanks to the strong sonic connection between the neck and the body. Great cosmetic condition with dings/finish wear with mods including a replaced bridge pickup, replaced tuners, and some routing underneath the pickguard for neck/middle humbuckers. This is a killer '70s Strat! Includes original hardshell case.

Check out the feature from our luthier Tyler in the ECG Newsletter:

"If Dan Smith’s revitalization of Fender in the early '80s serves as an inspirational tale of an American icon redeemed, CBS’ handling of Fender in the decade prior could be considered the polar opposite. It turns out the creative genius that brought you The Red Skelton Show couldn’t quite figure out the intricacies of the electric guitar. Before CBS could fully dig in their claws, though, the late '60s and early '70s saw some of the last golden-era magic that would ever come out of Fullerton. Features like a large headstock and maple cap fretboard may put one in mind of the horrors of that era, but the high quality of build and excellent tone would have been right at home during Leo’s tenure.

This specific example is relatively clean and original. The original tuners have been replaced with period Schaller units, as was so common at that time. The bridge pickup has also been swapped with what appears to be an earlier black-bottom Fender equivalent, though some may see that as an upgrade. Even though it falls on the chronological cusp, this thing feels, sounds, and plays exactly like the best '60s Strats from the middle of the decade."



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