1979 Fender Stratocaster USA-Player Grade, Sunburst w OHC~HEAVY Axe~Northern Ash Body

11% price drop
This seller is open to offers

Still Shipping Quickly

This seller is shipping orders within 24 hours, on average.

Buy With Confidence

Reverb Protection has you covered. We provide a safe community for finding the gear you want.

As low as $83/month withLearn more
Shipped From
Ace’s Axe Attic
Collingswood, NJ, United States
Preferred Seller
Quick Responder
Quick Shipper

Find More on Reverb

About This Listing

Here's what might be the heaviest guitar to ever hang in our shop, a vintage, tri-sunburst, USA manufactured

1979 Fender Stratocaster solid body electric guitar, weighing in at 10 lbs, 11 oz! This axe is very HEAVY due to its northern ash solid body having a beautiful, tri-tone sunburst finish and bolt-on hard rock maple neck & maple board. The 21-fret maple fingerboard is player-worn and ready to punch as heavily as its body weight.  

 This signature 70's Strat has the original Fender standard bridge and vibrato system. There is a 5-way pickup selector to get the most out of all three single-coil pickups (two of three are original, a previous owner replaced the middle pickup but we're unsure of the pick up builder as we didn't remove the guard). The guitar has black knobs; two tone controls and one master volume control on the body, black switch tip, & black tipped whammy bar. All in all, a very cool look from the darker colorways of this particular instrument. 

• Serial number: S949998 (Front of head stock) 
• MADE IN USA (1979)
• Solid, double-cutaway northern ash body 
• Original Fender "F" stamped tuners
• 21 fret hard rock maple fingerboard & 
   large 1970s' head stock
• Three single coil pickups (middle pickup is not original)
• Original bridge with whammy bar
• One black volume & two tone control knobs
• 5-way switch control for pickup selection
• Comes with the original Fender molded case that this axe started out its journey with!


**Please disregard the excessive glare in the assorted images as the pix were taken outside on a very busy street!**

   All of our instruments are in complete, working condition. This instrument was professionally inspected & given a pro set-up by one of our favorite luthiers/guitarist/composer/teacher & fantastic human being as well as the co-founder of April Mae & The Junebugs, Dave "Catfish" Fecca of Dave Fecca Guitar Repair located in Moorestown, NJ...so this axe is ready to rip immediately!

 Instrument is in good+ player-grade condition. There are multiple scratches on the pick guard and play-wear on some of the fingerboard. Obviously, this was used for years by a very heavy handed guitarist based on the visual & cosmetic condition of the scratch plate. A good portion of the finish is missing on the lower bass bout & edge (please see assorted pics). There are also various dings & wear marks on the sides of the guitar and on the back where the finish had peeled.  Our luthier buffed out the fingerboard & edges; the finish on the lower bass bout was also buffed & polished where the finish was peeling so it now feels & looks smooth. The original back plate is also missing but can be easily replaced. We feel that a former owner purposely removed some finish in order to relic this instrument, as it does not have the wear patterns of normal, natural play wear.  But, it sure looks COOL & sounds & plays even better. The molded case does show assorted wear & marks, as its been heavily used for the past 41+ years.

Body is 39" long x 12 5/8" wide x 1 3/4" deep; neck is 18 1/4" long x 1 5/8" wide at the 1st fret, 2" wide at the 12th fret, & 2 1/8" wide at the 17th fret.   The nut width is 1 5/8".

Guitar weighs in at a HEAVY 10 lbs, 11 oz.

This instrument is ready to play in any capacity the player wishes. The heavy natural ash body and vintage 70s' sound gives the player multiple sonic options to explore. This instrument would give a great deal of pleasure to a collector, a recreational player, or a professional musician.
   Obviously, this is being sold as is, where is, with no implied warranties or guarantees of any kind whatsoever.  Since this is a vintage electric musical instrument, our normal return policy DOES NOT APPLY TO THIS ITEM! It cannot be returned to us. We package professionally & this instrument will be insured for the full valuation at our expense. We accurately represent all of our items. If you have questions please feel free to contact us for an in hand description. Also, take a look at our website, Ellis Antiques et Bijoux. You may also wish to check out our feedback, which is currently approaching 15,000, and has accumulated for the past 22 years on eBay.


   Shipping insurance is included. Instrument will be boxed in a heavy guitar box & will be shipped via USPS or FedEx. Or, this can be picked up locally at our physical bricks and mortar shop in Collingswood, NJ 08108.
   Please inquire regarding international shipping rates prior to purchase or making us an offer. This item is subject to prior sale. If you have any interest in purchasing this fine instrument, please feel free to make us an offer. We're full time general antique dealers and negotiating is a large part of our business. Just saying......      


Med gtr box
DP 11/15/19

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed8 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more

Seller Reviews