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 excellent overall shape for a guitar over 30 years of age. Features include a solid contoured ash body in beautiful original sunburst 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 Strat pickups –
Neck: 6 .6 K Ohms.
Middle: 6.5 K Ohms.
Bridge: 6.3 K Ohms.
Weight: 8.1 lbs
This is a one owner guitar, bought new in 1991 and played regularly for the last 30 years. It has been looked after very well and presents in fabulous condition. The original 3 colour sunburst finish is in excellent shape. Apart from a ding on the lower bout below the pickguard, there are very few marks, dents or scratches to be seen. The neck is clean in all areas and the bridge & tuners are untarnished.
The fingerboard and original medium jumbo frets are in great shape with no visible wear. The neck is nice & straight, with a slim C profile and a very comfortable low 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 almost 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 hard poly case in good condition.