Up for sale, a 1982 Fender Stratocaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order. One of the first "Dan Smith" three-knob Stratocasters from'82, this model marked the birth of the American Standard line and more importantly a new direction for the company as Fender strived to show a marked improvement in tone and design. A great combination of features, this Strat features a slender maple neck profile and early set of American Standard pickups that deliver a classic array of Strat tones.
From bite and snap at the bridge to bell-like harmonics and richness in the neck position, there's plenty to enjoy here, and the five-way switch makes it easy to capture those pinched tones in positions 2 and 4 with a bit of thinned out squawk. The guitar weighs in at 7lbs 9oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 10-46 strings, this Strat boasts low, comfortable action and accurate intonation. The maple neck has a s. Lender C shaped neck profile with slight shoulders and fretboard edges which have been worn down to the bare maple and lightly rolled from years of use.
Slender frets show notable wear only beneath the plain strings on frets 2-9, with fainter wear on the crowns until the octave. The guitar plays well in all registers, and notes ring out clearly with a sweet, singing quality. The nut measures just a hair over 1 5/8 in width, and the t. Uners have been upgraded to Fender-branded Schallers which would be introduced on the American Strats very shortly after this Dan Smith model was produced.The original CTS pots date to the 43rd week of'82, and the switch is a new five-way from Switchcraft. The original vibrato has a smooth and even response, with only light patina on the original chrome bridge saddles. The original white plastic parts are all intact, providing a subtle contrast to the original gloss Sienna Sunburst finish.
Few scattered shallow nicks on the lower bout on the top and at the bass-side waist, with l. Ight buckle rash at the belly contour on the back and some light scuffing around the lower bout edge near the rear strap button, with one decent finish chip on the lower bout treble side edge. The original hardshell case is included.Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1982 Fender Stratocaster Dan Smith Vintage Electric Guitar Sienna Sunburst withohc" is in sale since Saturday, May 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.