Melody Music Shop

Classic Series '70s Stratocaster, Pau Ferro Fingerboard, Natural

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Authentic ’70s Strat® Style

The Classic Series '70s Stratocaster returns you to the exciting 1970s heyday when the instrument conquered the world and was positively all over the place—especially the charts. Also, many of today's guitar heroes grew up and were taking their first formative steps back then, and a '70s-era Strat® was the only kind they knew and loved. This guitar gives you that sound, style and spirit, with authentic features including a "bullet" truss rod system, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt™ neck adjustment, post-1965 "large" headstock and more.

Features
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck with “U”-shaped profile, “bullet” truss rod, three-bolt neck plate and Micro-Tilt™
  • Vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching
  • Three-ply white pickguard
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Pickups
Vintage-Style Single-Coil Pickups

This instrument features vintage-style single-coil pickups that expertly evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

"U" Neck Profile
"U" Neck Profile

This 1970s-style Stratocaster features a "U" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) sculpted to impart a more substantial fretting-hand feel typical of the instrument in that era. Often found on thicker necks and ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Large Stratocaster Headstock with Bullet Truss Rod Adjustment
Large Stratocaster Headstock with Bullet Truss Rod Adjustment

For 1970s-era authenticity, this guitar features the "large" Stratocaster headstock adopted in 1965 and the "bullet" truss rod system introduced in 1971, when the body-end truss rod adjustment mechanism was changed to a bullet-shaped nut at the base of the headstock.

Body
  • Body Material
    Ash
  • Body Finish
    Polyester
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape
    "U" Shape
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Style
  • Nut Material
    Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Bullet Style
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup
    Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup
    Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Switching
    5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SSS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish
    Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Fender® Vintage "F" Stamped
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply White
  • Control Knobs
    White Plastic
  • Switch Tip
    White
  • Neck Plate
    3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Deluxe Gig Bag

 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
  • Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days
  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the
  • layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
  • The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
  • There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
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Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

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