1980 Fender Stratocaster Vintage Guitar Black, 100% Original w/ Case

$ 2649.99

Up for sale, a 1980 Fender Stratocaster in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original molded hardshell case. Produced concurrently with the International Color series, this Black-finished Strat has the same black plastics contrasted with a white three-ply pickguard emblematic of those models.

The tonewood complement comprises an ash body and a one-piece maple neck with a significant U-shaped neck profile carve. Acoustically, it’s a very punchy-sounding instrument with great midrange kick and bass register bark, weighing 10lbs 5oz. The gray bobbin single coils have flush alnico pole pieces, yielding a shimmering and bold quality in every position on the five-way pickup selector. This Strat has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Substantial U, measuring .945” 1st fret, 1.010” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” radius
-Frets: Medium, no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 5/8”
-Headstock: Block logo, bullet truss rod nut
-Tuners: F-stamped
-Serialization: S-prefix on headstock face, 10/07/80 date stamp in neck pocket

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: Gray bobbin single coils, 1980 date stamps on bobbins
-Harness: Untouched solder, CTS pots date to 29th week of ’80
-Hardware: Six-point vibrato with block saddles, original black-tipped arm
-Plastics: Three-ply white pickguard, black pickup covers/knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Black finish is limited to light rack rash along the lower bout perimeter, faint buckle wear central to the back (largely limited to the vibrato cavity cover) and some faint finish scratches in the clear coat. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss.

The original Fender molded hardshell case is included.