99 CORONA USA Fender Stratocaster Natural Finish For Sale

Fender Stratocaster – £750

Please Contact Mark on 07515 731953 (Batley, near Leeds, UK)

Origin: USA (CORONA California Plant)
Date: 1999-2000 (Serial: N9######)
Body: Alder (Natural Finish)
Neck: Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (22 fret)
Bridge: Deluxe 2 Point Tremolo (With Arm)
Tuners: Standard
Pickups: Brigde: Original, Centre: Fender-Lace Sensor Gold, Neck: Original
Good players condition overall
Hasn’t been out of it’s case in the last 8 years
Lot’s of life in the frets
Minimal, if any pick marks
Small ding to body with 10mm (approx) diameter lift in lacquer (been with the guitar since 2008 when I foolishly lent it to a friend… it has not deteriorated since then). SEE PIC
Slight dings to the extremities of the rear of the neck. SEE PIC
Minor buckle rash.
Would benefit from a professional set-up, clean and polish. 
Shipping: Will be extremely well packaged and send on a tracked and signed for next day service. The carrier will either be Royal Mail or TNT.
Please feel free to ask as many questions as you like. I have tried to be as honest as I can with the pictures but if there is anything specific you want to see, please let me know.

Washburn N4 Padauk For Sale


For sale is my Washburn N4 Padauk Nuno Bettencourt model guitar. I purchased this from FunkyMunkyMusic in Kansas, USA, new in 2009. They had commissioned the Washburn custom shop in Chicago to make a run of 12 N4’s with the original Floyd Rose trem instead of the Schaller unit. The guitar was originally fitted with chrome hardware but I asked FunkyMunky to change it to black, thus making it one of a kind I guess. Before they shipped it, Nuno himself did a store signing in Kansas, so the guitar bears his signature on the back of the headstock. I have also fitted a tremstopper device, but this can be removed if you like.

The guitar hasn’t been played much and was only ever gigged a handful of times and thus is in good condition with just a few marks. I will give the guitar a thorough clean, setup and restring for the buyer if it goes for a good enough price. Trying to sell on here and Facebook etc first, but if I get no takers it’ll be going on eBay. Standard (off the shelf) N4’s are over £1800 in the UK now as the pound is much weaker against the dollar than it was in 2009. Guitars like this are incredibly rare and becoming very collectible. Make me an offer I can’t refuse via PM 🙂

As requested, here are some more pictures! The only thing missing are the 4 screws for the backplate – imagine my annoyance. However, if you take another cavity screw out, it will be the same as that one. Thinner than the usual ones. Colour wise, I think the full length shot on the garden pics above is accurate – the pics below tend to be on the yellow side.

My Floyd Rose Won't Stay In Tune

Why Won’t My Floyd Rose Stay In Tune?

I see this question asked a lot online, and I can imagine the scenario. You’ve bought a guitar with a floating tremolo system and you can’t keep it in tune for the life of you. You’ve locked the top nut and everything looks right, but yet when you use the bar even a bit, things start to drift. Floyds can be a pain at the best of times, but a guitar that won’t stay in tune can be virtually unplayable, especially in a live music scenario. As with many things tech, it’s hard to tell the problem without actually seeing the guitar, but here are some of the common reasons and places that you can start. Continue reading

Doo I need a Floating Trem Floys Rose guitar

Do I Need a Guitar with a Floyd Rose?

When you’re looking to buy a new guitar you’ll notice that an awful lot of the guitars on the market today have a floating tremolo system, often called a Floyd Rose (after the name of the first bloke to make them). Whether it’s actually a Floyd Rose trem, or many of the other variants available on the market, you are presented with a certain set of consideration to think about before you know if you really need one or not. Continue reading

Buying Guitars On Ebay – A Guide

Ebay is a very popular place to buy musical instruments these days. A huge number of all the guitars for sale in the UK at any given time will be listed on eBay, from private sellers AND retailers – especially second hand instruments. Buying from eBay can be a great experience, but it can also have its pitfalls. I wanted to write a blog to look in detail at buying from eBay, and I’ll probably add to this blog as time goes by. Continue reading