This is a 1976 Fender strat. At one point a portion of the headstock was broken off. This was glued back in place and looks like some wood filler was also used. Honestly from the front it doesnt look to bad, from the back its not pretty but its solid. Additionally a brass nut was added. When this was done it looks like the broke off a chunk of rosewood behind the nut, not on the 1st fret area but behind the nut towards the headstock. It appears glued back in place. At one point the serial number was removed from the headstock. The neck has alot of wear here and there but its a nice thin rosewood board with a overall great feel to it. The frets have some wear but nothing bad, there all level with each other and there is NO fret buzz.
The tuners are original however the E string tuner is missing the bushing and it turns at a angle as the shaft is slightly bent.
The body has some wear, dents and dings but no cracks. I took a photo of a darker spot on the edge of the body, this is rather smooth but the finish is missing down to the wood, you can see one of the seams in this area , its not a crack and its not separating.The body has no additional routes and is a nice looking piece of wood.
I am going to undersell the guitar by listing the flaws very detailed because I want you to know when you get it it wont be some preserved specimen but if you are chasing play ability and tone this is the strat for that.
The guard is original and so is the bridge, saddles and block. I know the bridge pickup is not original but I have no idea what it is. I am unsure if the pots are original. I was told by the previous owner the neck and middle pickup is original and they do look correct to me, but I am not well versed in strats, i took a photo of the neck pickup.
So its a bit ugly but so was SRV's strat. The thing is it plays fantastic. When I first got it I figured I would retire the neck, maybe sell it and get another vintage one but then I played it and the action is low. Super low, like unbelievable low with zero buzz. The neck feels killer and It won me over despite its looks. If it bugs you then you can pick up a period correct neck for $500 or less. You could get $300 for this one, so add another $200 on top of this purchase and you are getting a mid 70s strat for pretty cheap.
A 70s strat is worth more then a 70s P bass, why? no idea they just sell for more. I think A 70s P bass even in this shape would bring about this. I think I am listing it for a rather fair price.
If you search ebay a naked bare wood natural body identical to this one sold for about $500 shipped, just the body. Final drop you wont see a strat this old and this complete this cheap
1075 $ 1025 $975 Shipped
I do not have a case but will pack it well.
The photos kind of suck but its the best I could do at this current time, if you need photos of anything let me know.
biggest wear spot on the body you can see a body seam, it is not a crack