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Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar  Natural Maple Fretboard

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You'll recognize the reissue Fender '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar by its U-shaped neck, large headstock, and "bullet" truss rod. But these essent...Click To Read More About This Product

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The unmistakable features that defined a great rock decade.

You'll recognize the reissue Fender '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar by its U-shaped neck, large headstock, and "bullet" truss rod. But these essential Strat features of the '70s era are just the beginning for this beautiful reissue guitar. The '70s Stratocaster also features a solid ash body, Schaller Vintage "F" machine heads, Vintage Strat single-coil pickups, and a synchronized tremolo. Fender includes a Fender deluxe gig bag ($55 value) with your reissue '70s Stratocaster guitar.

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FEATURES
  • Ash body (polyester finish)
  • Maple U-shaped neck
  • (gloss urethane finish) 25-1/2" scale length
  • Rosewood or maple fingerboard
  • 7.25" radius
  • 21 vintage-style frets
  • 1.650" nut width
  • 3 vintage-style single-coil pickups with alnico magnets
  • 5-position pickup switch
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Master volume, neck pickup tone control, middle pickup tone control
  • Fender Schaller F-style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply white pickguard
  • Aged knobs and switch tip
  • Large headstock
  • '70s style decal
  • Bullet truss rod adjustment nut
  • 3-bolt neck plate with Micro-Tilt neck adjustment
  • Synthetic bone nut
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FenderClassic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 114 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (95)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Close to vintage, and in some ways better.

My first electric guitar (which I still own and cherish) was, and is a '79 stratocaster with a maple neck, natural finish and non tremolo bridge.(from the 50's thru the...Read complete review

My first electric guitar (which I still own and cherish) was, and is a '79 stratocaster with a maple neck, natural finish and non tremolo bridge.(from the 50's thru the 70's they made them with or with out tremolo) and out of 20 strats I have owned (9 of which I still own) It has always been one of my favorites.A few years back I had purchased a classic series 70's strat,in olympic white,with a maple neck, and I have to say I almost like it better than my 79.I say almost because it's kind of a yin/yang thing,where a few features on one are better and vice versa.I love my 79 but one thing I never cared for was in those days they sprayed the body and neck with many, many coats of polyester which would choke off the harmonics and high end on the otherwise beautiful tone it produces.The 70's reissue on the hand uses thinner coats of polyester on the body and uses urethane on the neck which adds a brighter more resonant tone on the top end, but still otherwise has the beautiful tone of the original. If I had to give any creative critisizem on the 70's reissue I would say two things: the neck profile is very nice but not totally accurate and as in the old days I think they should offer it with or without tremolo. (this applies to the 50's and 60's reissues as well)Otherwise It is a phenominal guitar that is quickly becoming my #1. I'm in the process of getting a second one with a natural finish and a maple neck, just like my 79! Awesome guitar.

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First Really Bad Guitar

I have never written a bad review before, so this is new territory for me, but here goes. I played with a guy that had one of these. He loved the guitar,...Read complete review

I have never written a bad review before, so this is new territory for me, but here goes. I played with a guy that had one of these. He loved the guitar, and I did too. Played it numerous times, and it played like a well built/properly set up guitar should. I ordered one in gorgeous Olympic white, and when it arrived immediately put a tortoise shell pickguard and trem cover on it. It really is a stunning looking guitar. Unfortunately, that's where the love affair ended. This guitar never played good. I couldn't get it adjusted to eliminate what was horrible fret buzz. The truss rod didn't seem to work correctly to reduce neck bow, and the only way to get rid of fret buzz was to raise the action so high it was unplayable. Decided I'd let a professional see if he could get the buzz out of it. Two weeks and more money than I wanted to spend I got it back, and it was no better than when I took it in. I was told that fret buzz on this model Strat is more common than not, and it would likely never play right without extensive work. It is now for sale and I know I am going to take a beating on this one. I have several other Fender guitars, MIM's American Standards, etc.... and love them all. This one...... not so much.

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(4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar...price to high

By Nonurbusiness

from Nebraska

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Pros

  • Big headstock
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

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

I have two of these guitars both Olympic white with maple. The first one i bought second hand. When I took it to my tech, he found the neck pocket was not deep enough to get the strings high enought to not make it buzz. To correct this the bridge has to be shimmed way up. Also you can see dents under the paint that were filled and painted over. My second one arrived yesterday brand new. great playing and quality except for a pickguard screw was missing from the factory. The hole was stripped out and instead of being fixed was just sent out through QC without a screw and a huge hole. I love these guitars but the price is just two high for the flaws and mistakes that leave the factory.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the real deal

By ME-pSqt.

from St.Louis

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

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

    Take a trip back to 1974 and buy this guitar. Great sound, great neck, and I love the Micro Tilt adjustment...every Strat should have this feature. The large headstock looks soooo much better that the little one on every other Strat nowadays.Run this through a Marshall and it's where rock once was, and needs to return to. This guitar makes you want to play the entire Deep Purple catalog...especially Lazy.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Close to vintage, and in some ways better.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    My first electric guitar (which I still own and cherish) was, and is a '79 stratocaster with a maple neck, natural finish and non tremolo bridge.(from the 50's thru the 70's they made them with or with out tremolo) and out of 20 strats I have owned (9 of which I still own) It has always been one of my favorites.A few years back I had purchased a classic series 70's strat,in olympic white,with a maple neck, and I have to say I almost like it better than my 79.I say almost because it's kind of a yin/yang thing,where a few features on one are better and vice versa.I love my 79 but one thing I never cared for was in those days they sprayed the body and neck with many, many coats of polyester which would choke off the harmonics and high end on the otherwise beautiful tone it produces.The 70's reissue on the hand uses thinner coats of polyester on the body and uses urethane on the neck which adds a brighter more resonant tone on the top end, but still otherwise has the beautiful tone of the original. If I had to give any creative critisizem on the 70's reissue I would say two things: the neck profile is very nice but not totally accurate and as in the old days I think they should offer it with or without tremolo. (this applies to the 50's and 60's reissues as well)Otherwise It is a phenominal guitar that is quickly becoming my #1. I'm in the process of getting a second one with a natural finish and a maple neck, just like my 79! Awesome guitar.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar with a simple upgrade

    By Stratoblaster

    from Nashville

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

    This is one very good looking great playing guitar. Its nitro coat is beautiful and the details as far as I am concerned, are well done, if not perfectly period specific. There are a lot of comments here complaining about the pickups and/or the guitars' tone. Simple solution: take the stock originals out and put some Fender Custom Shop Noiseless or Hot Noiseless pickups in their place like I did. End of problem. That will give this guitar tone to rival the two and three thousand dollar Strats!The one I like best is the clear Ash finish with white trim and white pickguard.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    a true replica of the true rock and roll warrior

    By Bruce in Hawaii

    from Honolulu Hawaii

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

    this is the replica of the weapon that destroyed disco. I have this in olympic white with a maple neck and its solid. its ash body makes the sound original and its sensual! I love this guitar and happy to have it again in the 21st century. I replaced the pick ups with Dimarzio HS 3 in the bridge and HS 4 (YJM) in the middle and neck. now it sound superb! this is my dream guitar and only Fender could do it for me. Thanks!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By Strat-Thuei

    from Sylva, NC

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

    sounds great no matter what style you play, I play overdriven into a Fender Blues Junior and blues and fuzz tones sound amazing
    Its a great guitar, just your typical high end strat.
    built great, I expect it to last a long time, its held up for a year so far with no trouble
    Not a bad price for a great guitar, buy new pickups for it, and its practically the same as the twice the price '70s strat, spec for spec.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pretty good

    By Ska-bass

    from Gainesville, FL

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

    I consider this my first "real" guitar (previously using squier and cheap epiphones). This guitar sounds amazing on a clean channel, and is great if you're looking for the funky hendrix-like tone. My only problem with it is that it is very "twangy" and thin sounding on a distorted channel. Also the nut locks up sometimes. All in all, a pretty decent guitar, but not the best.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FYI

    By Grungemellon

    from NY

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

    I have the natural with the maple neck. I hear that all the necks are made in Corona and shipped to Escondido. I believed it after playing it. In the age of cnc machines, does it really make a difference where the body was made? One more thought. The usa pickups of the 70's were noisy too. Just swap'em out and you will have a quality instrument at a reasonable price. I play this through an old Carvin x-60 tube half stack. It's the sweetest sounding rig I ever owned and I've had a lot of them (marshall, music man, traynor, fender, etc) Don't believe me? go to the store and play one. You can thank me later.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    70's stratocaster/classic series

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    I picked this up from Musician's friend a while back. I always loved the look and feel of the seventies strats and this guitar meets and exceeds most expectations. I wasn't crazy about the twangy stagerred pole piece pickups. I like rock. I installed a set of Black Lace sensor pickups in red, blue and silver then changed out the pickguard and trem cover. I now refer to this as the "Black Lace Strat" and love it. It's the best guitar I have ever owned. Get one!

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    First Really Bad Guitar

    By Robert-BY49q

    from Madison, WI

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      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

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

        I have never written a bad review before, so this is new territory for me, but here goes. I played with a guy that had one of these. He loved the guitar, and I did too. Played it numerous times, and it played like a well built/properly set up guitar should. I ordered one in gorgeous Olympic white, and when it arrived immediately put a tortoise shell pickguard and trem cover on it. It really is a stunning looking guitar. Unfortunately, that's where the love affair ended. This guitar never played good. I couldn't get it adjusted to eliminate what was horrible fret buzz. The truss rod didn't seem to work correctly to reduce neck bow, and the only way to get rid of fret buzz was to raise the action so high it was unplayable. Decided I'd let a professional see if he could get the buzz out of it. Two weeks and more money than I wanted to spend I got it back, and it was no better than when I took it in. I was told that fret buzz on this model Strat is more common than not, and it would likely never play right without extensive work. It is now for sale and I know I am going to take a beating on this one. I have several other Fender guitars, MIM's American Standards, etc.... and love them all. This one...... not so much.

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