1979 Fender Stratocaster

This is a vintage 1979 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. This particular example, serial number S928495, is in good/average vintage condition and includes the original plastic Fender case, a vintage Fender strap and a set of vintage Fender strings.

Serial Number: S928495
 (headstock & guard)
Neck Date Stamp: 09 00 17 95
Pickup Date Codes: 181979

Potentiometer Codes: 137 7905 (CTS)
Weight: 9 lbs. 7 oz.

As briefly mentioned, this particular example is in good original with only a couple small issues: 1) the bridge pickup was replaced with a Seymour Duncan, and 2) It appears the original tremolo arm was broken off inside the trem block, although there is still lots of visible threading. The original sunburst finish is in average condition, with evidence of usual playing wear, buckle wear, and random dings and scratches. The appearance gives it a nice relic aesthetic, which has lots of vibe.

The neck is also in comparable condition with mild evidence of playing wear on the back and no signs of significant wear on the original frets. The headstock has a few odd notches (approximately nine) which do not effect the structural integrity. These dents look like they were caused by cymbal hits. This polyurethane clear coat has attractively yellow from age and perhaps smoke exposure.

The original plastic parts (pickguard, pickup covers, knobs, switch tip, back plate) are all in very excellent original condition. The pickguard is both crack-free and warp-free. The original hardware is very clean and void of typical oxidation. There are (2) original gray bobbin/back pickups, both of which retain original wiring and work perfectly. The guitar sounds great, and is really quite enjoyable to play. The rosewood fingerboard late-70s Fender guitars are much easier to play than their maple neck counterparts.

The neck is perfectly straight, and the very comfortable soft open-C shape neck profile is an ease to play. The guitar is weighs a light 9 lbs 7 oz. The original case is in very poor condition, though is still sturdy and protects the guitar. All of the latches and hinges work perfectly.