The Fender Stratocaster is arguably the most popular electric guitar ever designed.
In 1981, the American-made Stratocaster was renamed the Standard Stratocaster to avoid confusion with other models originating outside USA. In 1986, it was renamed the American Standard Stratocaster followed by American Series Stratocaster in 2000 and then the American Standard Series Stratocaster in 2008. In most cases, all of these Stratocasters can simply be referred to as the American Standard Stratocaster. As Fender's primary production Stratocaster, this model stayed largely the same from the early '80s on through the 90s.
This is a straight up, great playing USA Strat in very good overall shape for a guitar over 30 years of age. Features include a solid contoured ash body in beautiful Candy Apple Red finish, modern-style 2 point trem bridge, and a great playing maple fingerboard.
Modern-style bridge with six individual saddles, skirted control knobs and a 3-ply parchment pickguard. The trem arm and the back cover plate are present & accounted for.
Modern C shaped maple neck with a skunk stripe down the back and a neck tilt adjustment at the neck heel. Maple fingerboard with black dot inlays and a 1 11/16” nut. Sealed Fender tuners, 25.5” scale length. Master volume control, dual tone controls and a 5-way selector switch.
Pickups are 3 x classic single coil Strat pickups –
Neck: 5.6 K Ohms.
Middle: 6.0 K Ohms.
Bridge: 5.6 K Ohms.
Weight: 8.1 lbs
This is a one owner guitar, played professionally regularly through the 90s and 2000s. It has been looked after very well and presents in fabulous condition. The original C.A.R. finish is in excellent shape – no marks, dings, dents or buckle rash to be seen – amazing really. The neck is clean in all areas and the hardware is untarnished.
The fingerboard and original jumbo frets are in great shape with only light wear and tons of life left in them. The neck is straight with a very comfortable action. All electronics and hardware are in perfect working condition. This one is a bit of a “time capsule” find – it presents as what Fender would call almost NOS (New Old Stock). - ie an instrument decades old, in unchanged, original condition with no player wear.
This is a classic modern spec USA Stratocaster in fine playing condition, with another 30 + years to go.
Comes in its Fender poly hard case in good condition.