Fender Stratocaster with 3-Bolt Neck, Maple Fretboard 1975 – Black

$ 3735.70

This instrument from 1975, with its distinctive relic-like appearance, arrived to us with a flaking polyurethane finish as is common with vintage guitars from this era. What you see is all original wear and not a relicing job but rather we chose to have our luthier preserve the guitar in its original state which involved sanding and polishing the worst points of wear to prevent further detioration.

Features commensurate with the model year such as the large headstock with F style tuning machines, 1 piece maple, 3 bolt neck and ash body are all present. Another unique feature from this era is the die-cast bridge with a slightly narrower string pitch than previous models. Additionally, the grey bobbin pickups, pots, 3-way selector switch and electronics assembly remain original while the knobs and some screws are more recent replacements and the plastic back panel is missing.

While the guitar functions as it should, the frets are low at 40 – 50% but have been levelled and crowned ensuring is no problem with playability. The neck is straight with room for adjustment via the truss rod in either direction. Cosmetically there is heavy cracking, scratches, ding dents, chips out of the finish and discoloration throughout. There is also a mark on the back of the headstock where a pick holder was erroneously secured.

Please examine the photos carefully and should you wish to see more photos in natural light we well be happy to provide them.

Comes with the original hard case, tremolo arm, inspection tag and manual.


  • Frets: Approximately 40% to 50% remaining
  • Neck condition: Straight
  • Truss rod: There is plenty of room in both directions


  • Body Wood:Ash
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Number of Frets:21
  • Nut width: 41mm / 1.61″ approx
  • Scale: 25.5″
  • Weight: 4.00kg / 8.81lbs approx

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Should an item be returned due buyer’s failure to pay taxes, customs fees, etc. the cost of the return shipping charges will be subtracted from the refund amount.

Used items can be returned within 7 days of delivery. The cost of a return shipment, which must be trackable and insured, shall be borne by the buyer.

When packing an instrument for shipment we take every precaution to prevent damage during transit.

We always try to accurately convey the condition of our products, however please bear in mind that feel, performance and even condition are subjective. In light of this, please examine the photos carefully!

When examining a truss rod on a straight neck, we check that it can turn up to about 45 degrees in both directions. When we say the truss rod can be adjusted, we mean it can be adjusted up to 45 degrees. Anything beyond that risks damaging the instrument.

Please note that the product description was made at the time of listing and there may be a slight variance when you receive your instrument due to environmental factors such as temperature and humidity.

Regarding accessories, only those shown in the photo or listed as “Accessories” in the description are available.

This item is also on offer locally and might sell elsewhere.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us. We are based in Japan so there may be a delay between your initial communication and our response. We are not ignoring you! Thank you for your patience.

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