Hardtail. That has a slightly suggestive tone, doesn't it? Maybe it's just me. I'm from Memphis, and Memphis put suggestive into rock and roll. Just ask the Gainesville Florida Police Department. They shut down Elvis for being "vulgar and suggestive". Elvis didn't care, he just wanted to rock and roll. Back to our hardtail strat. We have a 2000 USA Fender Standard Stratocaster, hardtail (string thru body, no tremolo). Pretty rare model. You don't see many of these. It's sunburst with a maple neck. The pickguard has been changed, it's very cool looking. The pickups and wiring are original. The frets are in great shape, it plays and sounds great. Hardtail strats sound different from the tremelo models, they have a little more snap to them. There is overall cosmetic wear and dings. The back has some wear that is hard to describe, the finish is dull looking like someone took some steel wool to it. I think it could be buffed and shined if so desired. Comes with gig bag.Learn More
Was it Lloyd Price that had that great song, "Personality"? I think it was. Now, of course, all guitars should have personality. I mean, what kind of world would this be with guitars that have no personality? I shudder to think. Now this guitar has personality out the ying yang. Here we have a 2013 Fender American Deluxe Strat Plus with an unusual feature: a built-in feature that allows you to change tone, pickup selection, basically rewire your guitar by changing "PERSONALITY" cards. It's easy to do. They fit in a cavity on the back. It's nice and quick, and it is really cool. The finish is an mystic ice blue metallic, maple fingerboard, three ply mint green pickguard and backplate that still has the protective plastic coating. The guitar is unplayed. It could easily pass for brand new. It sounds great. With the "Personality" cards, you have unbelievable options regarding tone. Comes with three cards (the Standard one is inside the guitar, Cutter, and Blender are included inside the case), trem bar, original case, strap, and case candy.Learn More
I wonder if Leo Fender knew when he saw the first Fender Stratocaster roll off the production line that he had invented an iconic guitar? An instrument that would help define popular music and popular culture for decades, and would still be going strong 60 years later. Probably not. I bet he thought, "Well, I hope somebody buys it". We are a ways down the from the inception of the Fender Stratocaster and I promise you people will continue playing them for many years to come. Today we have a very cool, 2006 Fender Stratocaster 60th Anniversary Standard made in the USA. Fender made this guitar to commemorate the company's founding 1946-2006.Learn More
What makes this guitar special: This is a great anniversary model that takes the tried and true American Standard and adds a nice twist in terms of tone. This model comes loaded with American Vintage '57 pickups that still carry many of the traditional Stratocaster tones, yet has a slightly smoother response through the middle positions, with a warmer low end and shimmer in the top. Plus, it also comes with the Delta Tone circuit that adds a little extra heat to the bridge and mid-range throughout. Other than that, it is a solid-playing, great-sounding, and classic-looking American Stratocaster. It has the 60th Anniversary medallion on the back of the headstock, and a special logo on the front with a diamond inside. This guitar is super clean, it still has the plastic coating on the pickguard. The neck is straight and true. The frets are in perfect condition. It plays and sounds great. The maple neck has an Indian rosewood fingerboard with a comfortable C profile. The sunburst finish is beautiful. This guitar comes with a special 60th Anniversary case with grey tolex and red, plush interior. The case shows some wear and comes with all the case candy and strap.