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Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage LEFTY 1970 Fender Maple Cap Stratocaster Guitar Sunburst w/OHC MINT!!

via this auction where you'll find more pics.
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"Here we have an almost new, virtually unplayed left- handed 1970 Fender Stratocaster in a vivid sunburst finish. As if that wasn’t rare enough, this one owner guitar has got a maple-cap neck as well. FYI…a maple-cap neck is very similar to a Fender neck with a rosewood finger board. The maple neck is routed to accommodate the truss-rod and then the maple finger board is attached to the top of the neck. There is no “skunk” stripe that is normally found on all maple necked (fingerboard) Strats.

What can we say? This guitar was given to the original owner when she was still a young girl by her father. She had been doing well with the acoustic guitar and her Dad figured that an electric would be the next step. After trying it for a very little while she realized the electric just wasn’t for her and so…back in its case and under the bed it went for the next 40 years.

This guitar has all of its case candy…the Fender warranty/instruction booklet, key for the case, two inspection slips, Fender cable, and Fender leather strap. There is no noticeable fret wear other than a tiny bit on the first fret. The neck is straight and the truss rod and tuners work as was intended. The body is immaculate but for a small dent on the back of the guitar about one inch below and slightly to the right of the tremolo cavity cover. There are some very minor scratches.

The electronics in this southpaw are untouched. The pickups read 5.47 k ohms for the neck pickup, 5.60 k ohms for the middle pickup, and 5.55 k ohms for the bridge pickup, all measured at the output jack. Two of the potentiometer codes read 21st week of 1970 and one reads 14th week of 1970. This beautiful guitar weighs in at 8lbs 4 oz. The plastic Fender badge on the case has had the little tail of the “r” cracked off. Other than that, the case is all original and quite minty."

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