Original Fender Sunburst Stratocaster (Refurbished)


Year: 1970s

Crafted in Japan, this guitar was made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and is rarely seen outside its country of origin. This reissue features an oversized ‘70s-style headstock with bullet truss rod nut, a thick slab rosewood fretboard, and trio of stock USA-made Fender Texas Special single coil pickups. This Strat offers a great array of classic Fender tonalities via the five-way pickup selector switch, from throaty, rich lead tones in the neck position and thinned out squawk in positions 2 and 4, to a bell-like, shimmery bridge pickup. And with a bit more output and midrange heft than most Strat pickups, the Texas Specials are perfect for pushing your tube amp to the edge of breakup. Manageable on a strap and very resonant at 8lbs even, the guitar has a clear acoustic voice that translates well through the pickups. This Stratocaster has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 10-46 strings, comfortable action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C shape with a thick slab rosewood fretboard, gaining a bit more heft as you travel up the board and measuring .837” deep at the 1st fret and .913” at the 12th. The 25 1/2” scale fretboard has a vintage-style 7 1/4" radius and flawless stock slender fretwire. The nut measures just a hair over 1 5/8" in width. The headstock features a block Stratocaster logo, bullet truss rod, dual string trees, and set of original chrome Gotoh tuners.

All of the electronics work as they should, with the stock Japanese wiring harness and trio of original USA-made Fender Texas Special single coils with cloth-covered wire. The guitar has a full-size tremolo block too for optimal sustain and clarity, and the vibrato responds effortlessly for deep dives and expressive warbles, jumping back to the original pitch with ease. The guitar retains its "Crafted in Japan" text and R-prefix serial number just north of the three-bolt "F" neck plate with micro-tilt adjustment.


1 year warranty on parts and labor


with original gigbag

comes with cable and picks

Original Fender Sunburst Stratocaster (Refurbished)

SKU: Fender Strat