1979 Fender Stratocaster Antigua Modified 4 Pickup Electric Guitar SSHS

Fender

GT1474

Used

Supplied with the original case, but no tremolo arm.

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£1,195.00

Supplied with the original case, but no tremolo arm.

Pre-owned in well used but perfect playing condition, this guitar is ageing nicely. There is wear to the finish, taking parts of this guitar down to the cream coloured base coat. There are dark marks in the finish below the bridge. There are scratches and small dings. The lacquer on the maple fingerboard is cracking beautifully. Most importantly, the guitar is structurally sound and with the modifications, completely unique.

The modifications were carried out professionally and then cavity shielded to ensure as much noise free operation as possible.

Under the pickguard, the body has been professionally routed to allow space for the addition of a 4th pickup. The pickguard has been swapped for a tortoiseshell guard, with new holes cut. In a nutshell, the neck and bridge pickups are in the same place as before. But the middle pickup has been moved up around 10mm to allow for the 4th pickup to be fitted between the bridge and middle pickups. Fitted is a Seymour Duncan TB10J humbucker. This isn't the only electrical mod. The Volume is still the same, but the tone pots have been swapped for an 11-way switch in the old Tone 1 position and a 2-way On/Off switch in the old Tone 2 position. The 5-way pickup selector switch is original. The two-way switch coil taps the humbucker. In the up position, the humbucker is predominantly switched on. In the down position, the pickup is switched to split coil configuration. This gives the guitar a huge amount of tonal range.

With the humbucker switch on, pickup switching is as follows:

Selector blade 1 - Switch position 1-11 Neck pickup.

Selector blade 2 - Switch position 1-11 Neck & Humbucker.

Selector blade 3 - Switch position 1 Humbucker, Switch positions 2-11, Middle, Humbucker & Bridge.

Selector blade 4 - Switch position 1, Middle, Humbucker & Bridge. Switch position 2, Neck & Humbucker. Switch position 3, Middle & Humbucker. Switch positions 4 & 5, Middle Humbucker & Bridge. Switch position 6, Neck & Humbucker. Switch position 7, 8 & 9, Middle, Humbucker & Bridge. Switch position 10, Neck & Humbucker. Switch position 11, Middle, Humbucker & Bridge.

Selector blade 5 - Switch position 1, Humbucker & Middle. Switch position 2, Neck & Humbucker. Switch position 3, Middle & Humbucker. Switch position 4 & 5, Middle, Humbucker & Bridge. Switch position 6, Neck Humbucker & Middle. Switch position 7, 8 & 9, Humbucker, Middle & Bridge. Switch position 10, All pickups. Switch position 11, Middle Humbucker & Bridge.        

With the humbucker switched to single coil, pickup selection is as follows: -

Selector blade 1, Switch position 1-11, Neck.

Selector blade 2, Switch position 1-11, Neck and Middle.

Selector blade 3, Switch position 1-11, Middle and Split Coil.

Selector blade 4, Switch position 1, Middle, Split Coil & Bridge. Switch position 2, All pickups + Split Coil. Switch position 3, 4 & 5, Middle, Split coil and Bridge. Switch position 6, All + Split coil. Switch position 7, Middle, Split coil & Bridge. Switch position 8, Split coil & Bridge. Switch position 9, Middle, Split Coil & Bridge. Switch position 10, All + Split coil. Switch position 11, Middle, Split coil & Bridge.

Selector blade 5, Switch position 1, Split Coil & Bridge. Switch position 2, All pickups + Split Coil. Switch position  3, 4 & 5, Middle, Split coil and Bridge. Switch position 6, All + Split coil. Switch position 7, Middle, Split coil & Bridge. Switch position 8, Split coil & Bridge. Switch position 9, Middle, Split Coil & Bridge. Switch position 10, Neck, Split Coil & Bridge. Switch position 11, Middle, Split coil & Bridge.

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