1977, USA serial
Fullerton Plant, Fender - CBS Era
Under pickguard (matching serial number) Fender sticker
CTS pots are serial number dated to the 37th week of 1977
Correct time period (1970’s) Inspector names/numbers stamped into neck pocket
Three Tone Sunburst
Three ply black pickguard and rear cavity plate
Maple one piece neck
Large headstock, CBS era
Standard 7.25” board, 25 ½” scale
Full “C” profile
Bullet truss rod
3 bolt “F” scroll “tilt” neck plate
High mass tremolo block
Original “Grey bottom”, ink stamped, Alnico single-coil pickups
Nice vintage output with great clarity, capturing a wide range of tone
All original* (see below), incredible condition for 44 years vintage
Hands down, it would be one of the best you will find anywhere in the world
It has been very carefully cared for, loved, and played
The worst of the “damage” is pick marks (scuffing) on the pickguard
Even the hard case is in amazing condition for it’s age
It also includes:
-The original Fender hard case
-RARE to find Fender canvas hard case cover
-The original tremolo arm
-The original chrome bridge cover
-The original paper spring packet, with the extra 2 x unused springs
-The original 1970’s paper packet from the first set of strings
-The original Fender supplied guitar strap
- * The original 5 way switch (in hard case – see below details)
All machinery, electrical, and pickups are without issue. Some very light surface marks and scuffing, some very small impressions/dimples, NO major paint chips or cracks, the chrome is bright with only the most minimal aging, one tiny impression/dent (from a screwdriver whilst adjusting intonation) under the high e string saddle (you would have to look for it to know it was there), the canvas bag has some light pencil marks/writing on it (this was going to be removed/cleaned, but we have left it as is just in case the cleaning does more damage than good), the hard case handle has a tiny little tear in the vinyl of one side - as pictured.
The original 5 way switch was installed, but it was all but useless and worn out. A brand new USA Oaks Grigsby switch has been installed, and it is now flawless. The original switch is included in the hard case to keep it all original. Or, if you were so inclined, you could somehow restore and refit it…but this is 99% not likely/possible.
POSTAGE & SHIPPING NOTE:
- Upon cleared payment, all small items (pedals, wiring etc) are usually posted within 24-72hr
- Guitars and Basses are packed on Monday (courier collection Tuesday) and Thursday (for courier collection Friday)
Meaning, if your purchase is on a Thursday (after 1pm), Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday (before 1pm) it will be couriered Tuesday.
If your purchase is on Monday (after 1pm), Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (before 1pm) it will be couriered Friday.
We take great care and pride in making sure guitars are carefully set up and packed correctly for transport, so we do not rush this step.
PLEASE READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS BELOW
BY MAKING A PURCHASE YOU HAVE ACCEPTED THE FOLLOWING
WE ARE ALWAYS HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OTHER QUESTIONS
---INFO & TERMS---
--- String-Switch-Noise operates primarily as an online store.
However, by appointment only, we are available to test out and pick up purchased items in person.
We have a dedicated showroom 30min south of the Brisbane CBD.
Please call 0422883853 to book an appointment.
--- We do not accept any trade, trade ins, consignment, or direct customer purchases.
--- All payments to be made in full at time of purchase. The are no holds, deposits, or layby.
--- Payment can be made by Paypal, Credit Card (through Paypal), Bank Deposit/Online Transfer, or ZIP.
--- If payment is made via Paypal goods and service, the item will ONLY be posted/couriered to your registered Paypal address (NO alternative address). This is to ensure the Paypal buyer and seller insurance protection is valid.
--- All photos are our own and are of the actual item being offered for purchase.
We NEVER use stock photos.
An extensive amount of time and effort is put in to accurately show the items true condition, colour, and shape. Though please realise the limitations of photography. Images and colours can be perceived differently depending of the type and quality of the device it is viewed on.
--- Advertised photos form a large part of the representation of the items condition. Please view the photos carefully as well as reading all item descriptions and/or condition text. Whilst every effort is made to photograph all parts of items, not every little dimple/micro scratch can or will be photographed. We always photograph any and all large cosmetic flaws, such as paint chips/cracks/large dents, that we consider to be significant.
--- Cosmetically, items are as per detailed photos and/or descriptions. Functionally, all pots, jacks, switch and machinery components are working without issue, and serviced upon arrival. Each item is tested and/or serviced/set up before listing. It is also tested again moments before packaging, after purchase, to insure it is 100%.
---Guitars and basses are set up with action at a standard with no playability issues, unless otherwise described. However please understand no one set-up is right for everybody. If you prefer a different action height/tuning/string gauge please adjust at your own liking. Please also realise that almost all items are used, and most are 20-30+ year vintage instruments/effects. They will exhibit some wear and tear. If you need detailed specifics, extra information/on the bench specs can be given about anything you require. Please do not hesitate to ask if this is necessary.
--- No refund will be given for change of mind. There will be no warranty or refund given other than dead on arrival, broken, or faulty that is NOT already described and outlined in the descriptive text and detailed photos. In the HIGHLY unlikely event, there is damage in transit, a postal/courier insurance claim will be made to recover the cost of damage. However, we are always happy to help and work through any issue, in the rare event that one arises.
--- FREE delivery is offered on ALL items – Australia only. International delivery can be arranged at exact cost.
--- International delivery is possible for most items, however there are some restrictions with regions and package size. Please contact us first BEFORE making any purchase to check if an item can be delivered, and to organise the actual delivery costs. Any applicable customs, duties, or taxes that your country may charge is solely the responsibility of you the buyer. Any questions you may have about this should be directed to your local countries authorities.
--- We proudly strive to send out all orders within 24 hours of purchase and/or receiving cleared payment (apart from holidays and weekends). However please allow up to 72hrs for packing and courier pickups. Once your item is packed you will receive notification and relevant tracking number and courier/postal details.
--- Small items such as effect pedals and wiring harnesses are sent via Australia Post standard service, with tracking ONLY. No responsibility will be taken from us for the loss or damage of an item by Australia Post. At your request, signature upon delivery or postal insurance can be added for the additional cost.
--- ALL guitars are sent via courier delivery with full insurance, tracking, and signature upon delivery services.
--- As they are courier delivered, guitars can NOT be sent to a PO Box, Parcel Locker, or Parcel Collect service. They must be sent to a physical address, where someone can sign for the item on arrival.
--- All items are packed to the highest degree for transit. Proudly, our packaging is at the highest of standards, with the best reputation you will find anywhere in the industry. This comes from 1500+ guitars (and counting) being sent without issue both Australia wide and internationally over many, many years. A great amount of pride and detail goes into making sure every item arrives safe and in a timely manner. Pedals and small items are packed in multiple layering of bubble wrap and double corrugated shipping cardboard. Guitars, pending the instrument, have strings de tuned so there is no tension on the neck and headstock. Neck/body /headstock are wrapped separately in multiple bubble wrap layers, high density foam and/or cardboard reinforced. If applicable it is then placed in gig/soft case or hard case. If in gig/soft case it is once again bubble wrapped/foam reinforced before being boxed. Each package/box is custom cut and fit in heavy duty double corrugated shipping cardboard. All voids are padded out and the body edge, base, and top of head stock foam reinforced/padded. Finally, the boxing will have copious amounts of high visibility “Fragile” and “This way up” warning labels.
--- We are also extremely environmentally conscious. We re use and recycle almost all bubble wrap, foam, and cardboard packaging material from our orders in.