Highly Collectible All Original, 1978 Fender Stratocaster Hardtail, Rare Antigua Finish & Case


  • 1978 Antigua Burst Model
  • First Year of Production for the Strat Model
  • All Original
  • Maple Micro-Tilt neck
  • Bullet Truss Rod
  • Alder body
  • Hardtail Bridge
  • Weight: 7.7lb
  • Serial Number: S948208

Here we have a really great example of this now very collectable, all original, Hardtail Fender Strat. The visual allure of this ‘Antigua’ Burst Strat just pulls you in! This is the first Year of Production for this Stratocaster Model.

She is in great all round original condition with acceptable play-wear for her age. Has a lovely arrow straight neck and really low, fast action. The pots date her to 1978. She comes with her Fender case.

Created as a limited option finish for Strats and Teles starting in 1977, this guitar is everything you want out of a classic Strat but with a finish that catches the eye. It creates some serious vibes and sounds fantastic!

After a 10 year hiatus, the Antigua finish was re-introduced by Fender as a factory colour in 1977. Originally on the Coronado in the sixties this striking look was now offered for Telecasters, Stratocasters, Mustang guitars and basses and Jazz and Precision bass models.


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Our shipping policy is simple: We ship Guitars, Amps and Accessories to the UK, Europe & ROW. We’ve been shipping items to the UK and abroad for many years without any issues, as we always use the best and most reliable shipping companies. All guitars and amps will be shipped insured and tracked. So you can check your shipping status anytime. We always package them to the highest possible standard.

Note: All amps are preferably UK shipping or collection only. We rarely ship amps internationally, due to potential breakage, unless this is agreed separately. If you are outside Europe and are interested in any of our guitars or amps please contact us for a special shipping quote.


We operate a 48hr approval period for on-line mail order purchases only. Customers who buy goods in the RGG showroom can fully evaluate them prior to making the payment and as such do not have this return and refund option available to them.

If you want to return an item please make contact for a returns authorisation. You have 2 days to try the instrument with a full refund minus our shipping costs (including our cost of free shipping if applicable). It is the purchaser’s responsibility to return any unwanted product promptly to the company in the condition they were received, using the original packaging and with a copy of the sales receipt. (We recommend you insure the item in transit). The item must be shipped back via a service comparable with which it was delivered, immediately upon return authorization.

Goods that have been altered from their original condition in any way cannot be returned.

Any items returned after the 48hr agreed approval period, and not exceeding more than two weeks, are subject to a 10% re-stocking fee. PayPal, Credit/Debit card refunds will be processed immediately and normally take 3-5 working days to show on the customer’s account. Bank transfer and cash refunds will normally be refunded by cheque.



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