A Real Natural Relic
Need some ‘mojo’? Want ‘vibe’? Looking for a real natural relic? Then this is your guitar!
Erie Music proudly offers this 1978-79 Fender Stratocaster in the uncommon and unusual Antigua finish. Overall condition of this strat I would put at good-very good condition.
These Antigua strats are becoming more rare and sought after. Fender even re-issued this finish! But you’ll never get this kind of vintage look and feel from a reissue. This is real, natural, ‘over the years’ playwear and I think looks fantastic! I photographed it in a few different lighting conditions to try to convey the colors.
There is wear in the usual spots and really cool finish ‘checking and crazing’ that occurs on a guitar that’s been played for over 40 years. However, there are no breaks, cracks or repairs evident. This is a two owner guitar, as was told to us by the last owner (handed down within the family) ,
Everything appears to be original. Solder joints look untouched, pots, switch, knobs, pickups & pickguard appear original. The pots and pickups appear to date to 1978.
Everything works as it should. Bridge and saddles are nice with only a bit of corrosion. I believe this could be cleaned up if desired. The one Tone knob has a bit of wear on one side as seen in the photo.
This is a fairly light guitar, I will weigh it next week and update.
The neck is a nice comfortable smallish profile. There is one indent on the back that I’ve pictured, but it is not deep and not very noticeable when playing. The frets are amazingly good with LOTS of life left and no real divots. The neck fits well in the neck pocket. The neck stamps date it to 1978.
Classic Stratocaster Tone
Tonewise, this Strat has a real nice variety of strat tones; the bridge pickup provides that typical bright, cut-through tone and the neck has a wonderful full, smooth tone – quite Gilmour-like.
This Antigua strat comes with the original trem bar and a non-original hard case. The back plate is missing.
If you’re looking for an honest, played but taken care of vintage, super cool Fender Strat, then please consider this one and feel free to contact us for more information or photos.