Fender American Strat Plus – USA 1988

by Fender

$2,195.00 20103
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The Strat Plus series was introduced by Fender in 1987 and was the highest end production model just below Fender's Custom Shop guitars. Production was stopped in July of 1998.

This pre-owned USA made Strat Plus features an alder body and maple neck with a lovely rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot markers. The 2-point tremolo combined with locking tuners and locking nut provides great tuning stability and feel. The Lace Sensors are Gold models – the same as used on the first generation Clapton Signature Strat.

Features -

Model Name:              American Strat Plus

Colour                         Vintage White

Body Material:            Alder

Body Finish:               Urethane

Neck Material:            Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard

Neck Shape:                Modern "C"

Scale Length:  25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)

Number of Frets:        22

Fret Size:                    Medium Jumbo

Nut:                             Locking

Nut Width:                  1.685" (42.8 mm)

Neck Plate:                 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment

Position Inlays:           Pearl Dot

Pickups:                      3 x  Fender Lace Sensor

Controls:                     Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching:      5-Position Blade

Bridge:                        2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Micro Adjustable Saddles

Tuning Machines:       Fender Locking Tuners

Pickguard:                   3-Ply Parchment

Control Knobs:           Aged White Plastic

Weight:                        8.3 lbs

This guitar is heading for its 32nd birthday, but shows little sign of its age. There are a few expected scuffs & minor dings, and some light buckle wear on the back, but nothing major. There is a fine crack in the lacquer in the cutaway at the neck joint – see pics. This is in the lacquer only and presents no problem to the structural integrity of the guitar in general, and the neck joint in particular.

Apart from some strap locks this guitar appears to be completely unmodified. There is almost no tarnishing of the metal parts, and everything works as it should. The neck is super clean top & back, and has a very comfortable medium C profile. The frets are good with minimal wear, and the truss rod works perfectly. 

The Lace Sensor pickups sound great, with the added bonus of being way less noisy than standard single coils. This USA Strat Plus has been well cared for and has held up beautifully since the late ‘80s. It is a fine gig machine with plenty of miles left on the clock.

Comes with its original form fitting Fender poly case.

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