Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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The Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster returns you to the exciting 1970s heyday when the instrument conquered the world and was positively all over the place - especially the charts.

Many of today’s guitar heroes grew up and were taking their first formative steps back then, and a '70s-era Strat was the only kind they knew and loved. This guitar gives you that sound, style and spirit, with authentic features including a "bullet" truss rod system, three-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt neck adjustment, post-1965 "large" headstock and more.

This instrument features vintage-style single-coil pickups that expertly evoke the sound and style of classic Fender guitars from the 1950s, '60s and '70s. This 1970s-style Stratocaster features a "U" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) sculpted to impart a more substantial fretting-hand feel typical of the instrument in that era. Often found on thicker necks and ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck. For 1970s-era authenticity, this guitar features the "large" Stratocaster headstock adopted in 1965 and the "bullet" truss rod system introduced in 1971, when the body-end truss rod adjustment mechanism was changed to a bullet-shaped nut at the base of the headstock.

Features:
  • Ash body
  • Maple neck with "U"-shaped profile, "bullet" truss rod, three-bolt neck plate and Micro-Tilt
  • Vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching
  • Three-ply white pickguard
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Get your Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Tremolo Arm

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FenderClassic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It's all about the feel

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from Jackson, NJ

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Classic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Mexican, CBS style guitars get a bad rap. I have one of these and I love it. (Although...I own a few USA Guitars...and we really do make to best guitars in the world...there is a difference) Back to this guitar....Mine has a great vintage tone and feel which I wouldn't describe it as limited to just a "70's" type sound. I play anything from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Buddy Holly type sounds on this. My guitar tech even commented on how impressed he was with the wood grain match (I have the natural finish), the feel and the tone. I play through a Marshall 100w tube amp....yeah that helps make anything sound good, but it does do "vintage" very well. My guitar has a highly underrated "U" polyurethane maple fretboard neck. This feels great to me! I switch off from Gibsons to Fenders and this fatter neck just feels right to me. They may be criticized as being slower (so I'm told) but a bigger neck causes less fatigue then a thinner neck. I'm all about playing longer not faster.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Brings you back

    By 

    from Chicago, Ill

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Pickup humm

    Best Uses

    • Advanced Players
    • Intermediae Players
    • Jamming
    • Performance

    Comments about Fender Classic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is hard to find in Stores, don't know why. It has that vibe, that sound that can bring you back to one of the greatest eras in music history. When I saw it at a nearby [...] , I had to play it. After I played it, I had to buy it. Great vintage sound from Fender's Vintage Pickup's. I have other Strats with aftermarket PU's that promise that vintage sound, and they do but I think that sound can be overdone.Too much twang, sheen, sparkle, ETC. I think the PU's on this classic 70's guitar nail it because it is IT. Ofcourse there is the requisite HUM. that can be alleviatd by not sitting on top of your amp. while playing and using better cables.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    what a guitar!

    By 

    from wapakoneta, OH

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • all around great.

      Comments about Fender Classic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      i just bought it today. and the guitar rips. its tone is fantastic and i love the wide neck. the action is great and workmanship is awesome for a mexican made fender.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      SOUNDS GREAT AND LOOKS GOOD

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      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender Classic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I HAVE NEVER PLAYED ONE BUT THIS 70 STRAT EVEN MAKES ME SOUND GOOD. AT THE AGE OF 47 WOW WHAT A BIRTHDAY . SO NOW ME AND MY 10 YEAR OLD SON CAN JAM ON IT . GOOD BUY FOR THE MONEY.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GREAT LOOKING AND SOUNDS INCREDIBLE

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      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Fender Classic Series ‘70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      "IM JUST A BEGGINER BUT THE EASE OF PLAYING THIS GUITAR OVER MY OLD GUITAR , IT PLAYS ITSELF GREAT RANGE OF SOUNDS AND THE GUITAR LOOKS GREAT. NOT A FLAW IN THE FINISH . IVE ONLY OWNED THIS GUITAR FOR A WEEK AND MY PLAYING SKILLS HAVE GOTTEN A LOT BETTER. "

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      Series Classic Series
      Model 70s Stratocaster
      Warranty Info:

      Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

      Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.