Fender / Stratocaster / 1974 / Black / Guitar

1974 Fender Stratocaster in black anyone?


One of the more common custom colours from this period, the combination of black body and one piece maple neck is iconic and arguably THE best combination for a classic early 70's Strat...


This one is in nice condition, it does have a few small dings here and there but overall the body is in fine shape. The maple neck is in great shape too with only a few minor knocks on the back. There is no sign of any wear on the fretboard and the original frets have plenty of life left in them. The headstock has some very minor bumps but still retains the shape edges and has faded very little.


Hardware too is in excellent condition. Plastics show no signs of fade.


Electrically everything looks undisturbed with pots dated at week 33 of 1974 and staggered pole piece, grey bottom pickups dated 1974 as well


The guitar comes with its correct black tolex hardshell case.


Sonically this guitar certainly delivers. The original staggered pole 1974 dated pickups are crisp sounding with a wide variety of tonal options. The addition of the five-way switch helps access the in-between tones more easily. The combination of maple fretboard and these pickups does make this a great guitar for some funky chordal work ala Nile Rogers but can quickly swap to more mellow neck position tones for some more Hendrixian noodling. 


This guitar would make an excellent addition to any collection. Why buy a repro when you can get the real thing? Grab this before it gets away… 


Instrument sold

ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

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All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

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We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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