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Fender Stratocaster 25th Anniversary (1979)

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This 1979 25th Anniversary (1954-79) Stratocaster is in great condition and clocks in at a lean (for the '70s Fenders) 3.75kg (8 1/4lbs). This one is serial no. 251752 ('25' being 25th Anniversary and '1752' the individual number from the run of 10,000) and features a reversal to the more traditional 4-bolt neck & heel adjustable truss rod (as opposed to the 3-bolt neck and Bullet truss of many other '70s Fenders). The model also features Fender-branded Sperzel tuners and a 'Porsche Silver' finish (early examples were finished in Pearl White but marked very easily so many examples were recalled and refin'd by Fender).

The original hard shell case is included with certificate, anniversary handbook and bridge cover.

This example is in great shape with small dings on the sides of the body, the common 'greening' of the Porsche Silver finish with some more concentrated areas of more intense green as pictured and some browning of the neck on the treble side around the 12th fret - see photos.

The pickups date from the 22nd week of 1979 and the pots & wiring appear to be all original - see photos.

We just had this one fret dressed and set-up so it's feeling great!

Here is a Fender ad from the time...

'When a guitar remains a standard for a quarter of a century, you know it’s special. So Fender® celebrates the instrument that gave music a whole new voice and a lot of new directions to move in.Our 25th Anniversary Stratocaster. A limited edition. The Anniversary Stratocaster was designed by players for players. It’s not simply an imitation of the early Strat, but a combination of all that made the Stratocaster revolutionary plus a technology that’s evolutionary.'


Shape Stratocaster
Weight 3.75kg / 8 1/4lbs
Neck Hard Rock Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Body Ash
Machine Heads Fender-branded Sperzel
Finish Porsche Silver
Scale Length 25.5''