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It’s 1971. Anti-Vietnam War protesters are marching in D.C. An unidentified man known as “Dan Cooper” hijacked a plane above Washington State. Charles Manson and his followers have just been sentenced for the Tate-LaBianca murders and The Stones have just released Sticky Fingers. Life in the USA is electric. In Fullerton, California, Fender craftsmen Chambers and Norman are assembling 301624, a hardtail Stratocaster that is chomping at the bit, itching to bust out of the factory and get in on some of the action; Stratocasters are in very high demand as the world continues to mourn the death of Jimi Hendrix.

1971 Hardtail Fender Stratocaster, Shaded Sunburst

    • Serial Nº: 301624
    • All pot codes: 1377052 (52nd Week of 1970)
    • Neck date: 22 Jul 71 B
    • Neck and Bridge Pickups: 8 311
    • Middle Pickup: 7 52 72
    • Weight: 3.78 kgs
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