Iconic Guitars

Vintage guitars, re-issues and relics found on the web or in stores

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

1979 Fender Stratocaster in Transparent Red

Just found this quite original vintage Fender Stratocaster from '79. It stands out with its transparent red finish - maybe it would have looked better with a white pickguard but I wouldn't change that now! The overall aging is really nice with the lacquer cracking on the massive '70s headstock (got to love those big heads with the diamond tuner heads).

Price is in ballpark for a Fender from that era (buy now at $1,800) and the different look makes it probably a bit more collectible - at least to me! I do like cherry red guitars from the 70s.