Saturday, April 9, 2011

1979 Stratocaster


Here's a nice pair - a newer Marshall and an older Strat.  A '79, to be precise, with a well-worn cherry burst finish.  There's something about a Fender Strat, though - the more beat to hell it looks, the more compelling it becomes, at least in my humble opinion.  As for the amp, it's a JCM 2000; Marshall's latest and greatest, paired up with a sweet 1960A 4x12 cabinet. 


If you get a good look up close, you can see why we call this one our "Mommy Dearest" Strat.  An array of cigarette burns dot the top, though I don't see any coat hanger marks.  Ah well.  Still, a guitar this uglied-up has the potential to be somebody's "Number One" someday, so come check it out!