Fender International Colour Series 1981 Moroccan Red – Hardtail – Excellent Original Vintage Condition (9/10).
The “International Colour” palette on these guitars lasted only three years. Unpopular colours were quickly discontinued while others remained until all the paints were ultimately dropped in 1982. The only colour to make it out was Arctic White, which remains an available finish from Fender today. Moroccan Red is one of the more sought after colours if you are truly after that 80s vibe!
With quality USA features, looks and build quality (despite what some people may tell you!). These guitars have a bit of a following now and are getting to be quite sought after – rest assured they will only go up in value.
This particular guitar is in excellent, all original, clean condition – we’d be selling it as mint if it wasn’t for the tiny paint chip to the front of the guitar (anything else seen in images is just light reflection) – not bad for a 40+ year old vintage instrument.
This particular strat isn’t too weighty for this Era either and has a really nice resonance to it. The Ash body combined maple neck features a maple fingerboard and 21 frets. The iconic big headstock, 3 bolt with micro tilt and bullet trussrod adjustment.
In the tone department three of the early plastic bobbin single coils are wired into a 5 way switch with the usual volume, tone, tone pots. The pickups have a real nice chime to them and combined with the age of the wood have a really nice silky tone. Being a hardtail you get fantastic sustain with the 70’s Schaller “F” tuners keeping everything in check.
This guitar has been really well cared for and cherished by the look of things – all original frets with plenty of life left.
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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