Pawn Shop ’70s Strat Deluxe
The oddly named “Pawnshop” series of Fender guitars is one of the more unique, if not confusing, parts of the FMIC universe. But none-the-less sometimes they are too cool to ignore. And, now just before Winter NAMM, Fender introduces 4 new Pawnshop Series guitars.
Of the most interest to Strat lovers is the Pawn Shop ’70s Strat Deluxe. By Fender’s own admission this is one of the most unusual takes ever on the Stratocaster electric guitar. Its alder body houses a Telecaster® single-coil neck pickup and an Enforcer™ humbucking bridge pickup with a smaller Wide Range chrome cover. Other distinctive features include a “U”-shaped maple neck with 22 medium jumbo frets, 9.5″ radius and “bullet” truss rod; four-ply white pearloid pickguard; three-way blade pickup switching and two Jazz Bass® control knobs (master volume, master tone); ’70s-style hard-tail Stratocaster® bridge and vintage-style “F” tuners. Available in 2-Color Sunburst, Black and Vintage White. An odd, but unusual duck, indeed. MSRP for this is 1,079.99 (or if it was a real pawn shop itme it would be $27,500 marked down to $1,079.99 but only for you and only today. Cash only, of course.)
Other cool Pawn Shop Series releases are: Pawn Shop Bass VI, Pawn Shop Super-Sonic, and Pawn Shop Mustang Bass. All shown below: