Sometimes a 1974 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail is what you need…
Built alongside their tremolo loaded brethren from 1954, some consider these guitars an improvement on the design.
This guitar is all original and in great shape with just a few minor bumps and knocks. The sunburst finish is still vivid, free of any wear front or back. The neck too is still glossy and feels very comfortable. The original frets have a lot of life left and the maple board is terrific and free of any wear.
Under the hood we find classic grey bottom pickups in brilliant shape with no rewinds at all. All solder is undisturbed and in very tidy shape as you can see from images.
The guitar comes with the correct Fender hardshell case for the year.
As mentioned previously, there are players (who include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Cray and Kenny Wayne Shepherd) who prefer the sound of a hardtail Stratocaster. The more direct contact the string has with the wood of the body adds that little bit extra sustain. This guitar does not disappoint with plenty of Strat tone on tap.
Plays well with a nice low action and three classic and well balanced pickups.
For those of you who don't need a tremolo but want that tone, this guitar certainly delivers and at a price that won't break the bank and at a weight of just 3.27Kg won't break the back either..!