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FENDER TOM DELONGE STRATOCASTER Daphne Blue Strat Early First Year! +HSC 02073

Regular price $1,250
This is a 2000-01 Fender Tom Delonge Stratocaster in Daphne Blue finish in great condition. Comes with aftermarket hard case and Fender papers. These are rare hardtail Strats known for having a Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker and single volume control. Tonewise, nothing fancy, just face-melting output from this pickup. It excels at fat distortion and chunky rhythm playing. Cosmetically I'd call it 8/10. Has some small playing marks. Has some sticker shadow on back but it's very hard to see. There was a sticker behind the bridge and you can see a little color difference there too (hard to see in pics). 

Guitar has just had a fret level and crown, so frets are like new and perfect. Playability very nice. Weight is 7 pounds, 5 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks.

PS: Serial indicates year 2000. I've sold 50-60 Delonges and never had a serial with zero as the first digit. Perhaps it's a very early 2001, which is the first production year for this guitar. Early model = higher value.

What You Get

-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.

-- FREE USA shipping.

-- 30-day return policy.

-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

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Guitar Setup

All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!



I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.