By the late '70s, the Fender Stratocaster had conquered the guitar world and topped the charts. Originally conceived as a reliable and affordable workingman's instrument, the Stratocaster also offered unparalleled versatility, so it's no wonder players—across a variety of genres—picked up a Strat to get the job done.
This 1978 Fender Stratocaster is all original with no history of repairs or issues. It features a 4-piece Ash body in natural finish with a black pickguard. This '78 Strat is an excellent example of late '70s specs: 1-5/8" nut, U-shape neck profile, flared headstock, three-bolt neck w/ micro-tilt, etc. It includes its original "ashtray" bridge cover, and its original 5-way switch (standard after '77) unlocks a wide array of tones. Also included is its original case and instruction manual, as well as instructions for late-'70s Fender amps (because you obviously need a silverface twin to match!).
This 1978 Fender Stratocaster plays and sounds every bit as good as you'd expect, and it looks like it just walked off the bandstand at Soul Train. All in all, this is one bitchin' Strat.