|Comments||Here’s a lovely Fender Stratocaster in Natural finish from 1973. The Stratocaster was an instant hit when introduced in 1954 and has stayed popular since then.
This good-condition example from 1973 features a natural finish, mostly original hardware and has been refretted so it plays really well.
|Serial Number||514896, built during 1973.|
|Pricing||$1,950 CAD with non-original case. SOLD|
|Neck||Maple neck with ‘skunk stripe’. Larger headstock, ‘Bullet’ truss rod adjuster at head, and 3-bolt ‘Micro Tilt” plate.|
|Frets||Recently refretted, no appreciable wear.|
|Body||Ash body in good condition.|
|Finish||Original clear polyester finish in good condition. The finish on the front of the fingerboard was replaced during the refret with nitrocellulose lacquer.|
|Hardware/electronics||Mostly original hardware; either the pickguard or backplate have been replaced. 5-way switch added and one new volume pot.|
|Playability/Action||This instrument has been refretted recently and plays well.|
|Case||Non-original rectangular tweed case included.|
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