1971 FenderStratocaster – Firemist Gold Metallic

This is a gorgeous, all-original 1971 Fender Stratocaster in rare Firemist Gold Metallic! Firemist Gold replaced Shoreline Gold in 1965 and was used as a custom color until it was discontinued in the early 70s. The clear coat on the body has gracefully aged over the years producing a rich, smoky shade of gold with beautiful checking throughout. The neck on this example features a maple cap and the larger, CBS-style headstock. The frets are in phenomenal shape, with plenty of life remaining. This guitar also has a great story about its original owner! The guitar was custom ordered in 1970 by Buffalo-based Blues guitarist, Robert “Count Rabbit” Robinson. In 1959, Robinson had a national hit with the song, “Why Did You Go,” recorded with Eugene Washington as “Robert and Gino.” Inside this case, decorated with a lion’s head and the original owner’s nickname “Count Rab.”, you will find the story of how this nickname came to be. Let’s just say, Count Rabbit created more than just music…

Overall Condition: 8.5, patina, fade and play wear throughout


  • Finish Details: Firemist Gold Metallic, Very Good Condition, Even Fade and Finish Checking Throughout
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Fretboard Material: Maple Cap
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Pickup Readings: N: 5.74K M: 5.36K B: 5.56K
  • Electronics: Original, Untouched
  • Hardware: Original, Very Good Condition, Patina Throughout
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Includes: Original Black Tolex Case, Hand Painted with Lion's Head and Nickname, Original Strap, Cord

Sku: F063


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