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❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster HardTail Black Refinish, 1977

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster HardTail Black Refinish, 1977

The Fender Stratocaster HardTail was available alongside the revolutionary and better known 1954 tremolo-equipped version, and only discontinued around 2010, due to declining sales. Many country and rhythm players preferred the Fender Stratocaster HardTail for perceived increases in ‘snap’, sustain and tonal separation, and a slightly ‘drier’ sound than comes from the lack of trem springs. While many players block or otherwise disable the Trem, hard tail Strats never sold like the trem versions have.

Vintage
Price: $2,250.00 CAD

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SOLD!‼ Fender Telecaster Natural Finish, 1983

SOLD!‼  Fender Telecaster Natural Finish, 1983

The 1983 Fender Telecaster Natural Finish seen here is from the closing days of CBS ownership of Fender and the end of production in Fullerton, California. This 1983 example of the Fender Telecaster Natural is in overall good condition, with a few non-original components. The original pickups were replaced with Fender Noiseless models, and the tuners have been swapped for modern Fender tuners.

Vintage
Price: $2,699.99 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender The Strat Olympic White and Gold, 1982

❌SOLD❌ Fender The Strat Olympic White and Gold, 1982

At the end of the 1970s it was apparent that the classic models needed updating and the Fender ‘The Strat’ model appeared in 1980 with this aim. Built from 1980 to 1983, towards the end of the CBS period, The Strat featured an ash body, solid colours and matching (small) headstocks, a gold plated heavy brass bridge and control knobs, and revised wiring with the second tone control replaced with a two-position rotary switch.

Vintage
Price: $2,800.00 CAD

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Fender 59 Reissue Stratocaster Sunburst, 2013 (No Longer Available)

Fender 59 Reissue Stratocaster Sunburst, 2013 (No Longer Available)

This Fender 59 Reissue Stratocaster sports the 3-tone sunburst Fender introduced in 1958, and the ‘Slab’ Rosewood fingerboard used when Fender first offered alternatives to one-piece Maple necks.   The body is Alder, which follows the model history. Fender initially used Ash or Swamp Ash, but by 1958 started to use Alder. With that change, a new finishing process was also used where the body wood was directly stained with yellow rather than adding yellow tint to clear lacquer (as is done with the red and black bands for the rest of the sunburst). 

Used
Price: $2,299.99 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Fender EC Blackie Tribute Stratocaster Custom Shop, 2006

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! Fender EC Blackie Tribute Stratocaster Custom Shop, 2006

This is a real treat! One of only 275 built during 2006, here is a Fender EC Blackie Tribute Custom Shop Stratocaster, complete with Duck Bros flight case, Certificate of Authenticity and all of the related materials. The Fender EC Blackie is based very closely on Clapton’s original ‘Blackie’, itself pieced together by Clapton from three 1950’s Strats. That guitar was ultimately sold at auction to Guitar Center by Christie’s on June 24, 2004, in support of Crossroads Center Antigua,  the addiction recovery center Clapton helped found in 1998. 

Used
Price: $27,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Black, 1978

❌SOLD❌ Fender Telecaster Custom Black, 1978

Here is a rare piece – a Fender Telecaster Custom with an original Wide Range Humbucker, a model produced from 1972 to 1981. Fender’s goal was to provide a guitar with a humbucker to compete with Gibson, and added a humbucker in the neck position, three way toggle switch, and individual volume and tone controls. This model was used by a number of prominent guitarists, including Keith Richards and The Edge.

Vintage
Price: $3,999.00 CAD

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