Fender / Stratocaster / 1970 / OLYMPIC (HENDRIX) WHITE / Guitar
The late 60s and early 1970s found a very large surge in attention to the Fender Stratocaster. A guitar that was slated to be discontinued in 1967 until this left handed guy that wasn't playing surf music on one showed up in psychedelic clothes at places like Monterey. Of the later 60s and early 70s 4 bolt Strats one color comes to mind IS Olympic White. And while most pics we see of JIMI are from Woodstock, Rainbow Bridge shots with a maple board JIMI was known to play both (see pics). That according to my personal friend Tommy Newbill, a young ad exec at Fender at the time, he was appointed the "duty" of handing JIMI as many Strats as he wanted on stage every night. (in case of FIRE!!! SORRY ... i had to do it!!) In case anyone wonders if JIMI played 1970s Strats ... see the Manny's receipt in the pix.
This early 1970 4 bolt sounds absolutely F'ing huge and unbelievable tone for weeks!! Pot codes are unusually dated one as 1966 (1376646) and rarely seen but completely original to the guitar are 2 cts pots dating to 1970. As collectors we are used to seeing 1966 pots up to a certain point in 1970 and occasionally one will bleed into 71 but this strat has 1 1966 and 2 1970s and all appears to be factory. .The guitar is powered by 3 powerful completely orig pick ups. The neck code is hard to read because it was poorly stamped (green ink) from the get go. BUT anyone who has been around as long as i or this guitar have have likely heard of James Werner's list and this serial # of 273XXX is likely just barely 1970. The only indication that it is not 1969 are the pick up routes being squared off and even that i can't tell you what week .... late 69 vs early 70 they changed. Notice the small # stamped on the body near the middle p.u. route and 4 digit code visible on the middle pick up in these pics. Aside from a few soulful nicks and weather checking it is in excellent condition!! Comes with a clean original case. Ships with insurance unless you have your own.
Dan Yablonka Guitars, USA
Dan Yablonka has been a player/buyer/seller of vintage guitars since 1976 and also is a published songwriter with such companies as Atlantic, Criterion, Flapjack's Music and more and as a result is still very active as a player. This means that along with wanting pristine collectables like everybody else it also allows us to pay more attention to your reasonably priced player's pieces for sale or needs for such pieces. For more about Dan see "written Articles" at www.DanYablonka.com. **** NOTE TO CUSTOMERS. FOR A MYRIAD OF REASONS WE We ARE NO LONGER DOING BUSINESS WITK AUSTRALIA.
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