Fender Stratocaster 1980 Sunburst

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The Fender Stratocaster is arguably the most iconic, most played, and most copied electric guitar design of all-time. Fender launched the Strat in 1954, and the model evolved throughout the '50s and '60s. With the CBS purchase of Fender in 1965, the classic era of Strat production ended, and subsequent Strats are of considerable less interest to collectors than pre-cbs examples. For many collectors, the 1970s are considered the low-point of Fender quality. 

Unique to the 1971 to 1981 Stratocaster era is a three-bolt neck, bullet truss rod and enlarged headstock. Ash bodies and black pickguards were commonplace during this decade.

Years of Production: 1954 - present

Body Style: Solidbody 

Wood Composition: Alder or Ash body, Maple neck with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 3 single-coil pickups

Notable Players:  Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour 

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