SOLD - Fender American Standard Stratocaster – USA 1988

by Fender



The first generation of Fender's famed American Standard Stratocaster was introduced in 1986, building upon the success of the company's vintage reissue guitars while offering some modern touches and a wealth of finish options. Upon first glance, these American Standard guitars might just look like any old Strat, but contemporary features like a flatter fingerboard radius, thinner neck profile and a refined, more contemporary tremolo system make these first-wave American Standard Stratocasters the first choice for a plethora of players over 30 years later.

Features -

  • Alder body in Sunburst finish,
  • 1-piece maple-neck with modern C-shape profile
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 frets,
  • 3x orig Fender single coil pickups,
  • 1x Vol, 2x Tone, 5-way Switch
  • Fender synchronized tremolo,
  • 3-ply white pickguard,
  • 6x Fender closed tuners
  • Made in USA

This is a one owner instrument which has been meticulously looked after since new. It features Fender’s “swimming pool” internal body cut of the period, which allowed the installation of various pickup designs, including humbuckers, without the need for specialist routing.

The only modification that we can see is a professionally done rewiring of the top tone control which now allows you to dial in any amount of the neck pickup into the pickup selection. It is a very useful feature.

Neck date is July 1988 

Pots date to 1988

Pickups are labelled 01673

Serial # E 48xxxx

Weight is 8.2 lbs

This guitar presents in excellent condition. Almost no visible player wear apart from some tiny lacquer chips and four small dents, some very light buckle rash on the back, the original frets are still in great shape and will last years.

A super solid well made Strat from the original American Standard series in great shape – these versatile instruments have held value and stood the test of time.

Comes in its original Fender hard case in good condition.




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