1971 FenderStratocaster – Candy Apple Red

Candy Apple Red looks stunning on this 1971 Fender Stratocaster! This one has a deep, rich finish and screams the early 70s with this large Fender headstock, yet it still retains a four-bolt neck. The change to a three-bolt design happened in mid 71, so with this April neck, this Strat just made it! This guitar plays seamlessly with three nicely balanced single-coil pickups, a smooth neck, and light weight. This guitar has been refretted and received a new nut, though the job was extremely well done, as the fingerboard finish is original. The headstock used to sport an extra string tree that has since been removed, leaving a small hole. Lastly, this guitar came to us with a 5-way switch, but we have since sourced a correct, original 3-way switch and had it professionally installed. 

Overall Condition: 7.5, playwear, fade, and weather checking


  • Finish Details: Candy Apple Red, Original, Good Condition with patina and mild fade, buckle ash and dings
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 5.65K M: 5.49K B: 5.43
  • Electronics: Previously mentioned changed selector switch, otherwise original
  • Hardware: Original except for refret and new nut, Good Condition with playwear
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8”
  • Includes: Original Black Tolex Case with orange lining

Sku: F200


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