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Fender Stratocaster Plus Maple and Black, 1991

Fender Stratocaster Plus Maple and Black, 1991

The Fender Stratocaster Plus was one of the key developments following the 1985 sale of Fender by CBS to its management, which didn’t include the historic Fullerton plant. The Strat Plus features Lace Sensor pickups, a Wilkinson roller nut and two-post trem bridge.

Price: $1200 CAD
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Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster Faded Silver, 1979

Fender 25th Anniversary Stratocaster Faded Silver, 1979

For 1979, the 25th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster’s 1954 introduction, Fender naturally wanted to release a commemorative model. It was first available in white, then the silver associated with 25th anniversaries, and finally also in a translucent red. Many of the silver finishes have yellowed to a gold colour, as can be seen here.

Price: $1850 CAD
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SOLD! Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster ‘Blackie’, 2017

SOLD!  Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster 'Blackie', 2017

The Fender Eric Clapton Stratocaster is based on ‘Blackie’, the 1950s Stratocaster used by Clapton for a lot of his post-Cream work. That particular guitar is put together from a 1956 body and 1957 neck, with some 50’s pickups and one 1970’s. The Blackie version body is Alder with a gloss black urethane finish, and the neck is a quite comfortable 1957 style soft V shape. The frets are thankfully a somewhat taller Vintage style. For electronics, a set of Vintage Noiseless single coil strat pickups is used.

Price: $1499 CAD

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Fender Stratocaster Natural Finish, 1972

Fender Stratocaster Natural Finish, 1972

For most of the time since its 1954 introduction, the Fender Stratocaster has been very popular and has been available in a myriad of colours, though natural has not always been one of them. The first versions were often sunburst or translucent white, but automotive based colour schemes followed quickly.

Price: $1850 CAD
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Melancon Pro Artist T Trans White, 2007

Melancon Pro Artist T Trans White, 2007

The Melancon Pro Artist T is built by Gerard Melancon, who works out of Thibodaux, Louisiana and combines the elements of a Tele and a Strat, ‘Like a 57 Chevy with power steering and power brakes!’ Melancon grew up with lots of great Cajun and country music both in his family and in the surrounding area, gigged with a number of rock bands and played sessions before gradually shifting to guitar building. He now builds many custom, high quality electric guitars with excellent finishes.

Price: $1560 CAD
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Fender Stratocaster HardTail Black, 1973

Fender Stratocaster HardTail Black, 1973

This Fender Stratocaster guitar features the classic finished one piece Maple neck, with the new from 1971 3-bolt MicroTilt neck and hex-key ‘Bullet’ truss rod adjuster at the head. The MicroTilt and Bullet adjuster are extremely practical features, allowing rapid adjustments to the guitar’s setup, without disassembling it. Many earlier Fender models have damaged pickguards from truss rod adjustments with the neck on – a flat screwdriver would frequently be used and dig into the pickguard.

Price: $2850 CAD
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