FENDER STRATOCASTER "Olympic White", 1972

A very nice Stratocaster in one of the most popular (Hendix-related) custom colors, with all the typical early '70s features.

Middle-weight alder body (of course the wood can only be seen in the neck-pocket). The beautiful Olympic finish has nicely yellowed, and the white undercoat is visible in the worn areas. As often happens with '69/'72 Fender instruments, the neck date is not readable, and probably it was stamped in the green ink that is easily lost. However, datation is not a problem and can be placed between late 1971 and early 1972. The "tilt neck" equipped neck is made of maple, has the large headstock with the black logo and the second string-retainer introduced in late '71.

The pots are dated second and tenth week of 1972. The grey-bottom, staggered-pole pickups are dated 1972. They are original and unmolested, and so is all the circuitry, including the three-way selector switch. All original hardware: bridge, knobs, tuners, pickguard and plastic parts.

With the pickguard off, the body shows its original color. Original frets in good condition. Both the bridge and springs covers are the original ones.

The body has some edge wear and a few heavier marks on the lower side of the top and a crack in the polyester finish which starts from the bridge and goes down to the bottom. The guitar is in overall excellent condition and comes with its original black tolex hardshell case.