Fender Strat Plus Deluxe – USA 1989
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This is a 1989 Fender Stratocaster Plus Deluxe in a beautiful Bahama Green finish. This Fender Strat Plus Deluxe is one of the earlier ones as indicated by serial number, dated pots and the combination of Silver/Silver/Blue Lace Sensor pickups.
These Fender Strat Plus guitars are the ultimate gigging guitars in my opinion. They are extremely well built, Lace pickups sound great and are noiseless, tremolo is stable allowing the guitar to stay in tune.
For the first six months of 1989 production Fender shipped with the Silver/Silver/Blue Lace Sensors which we find on this lovely specimen. The very first ones in 1989 came with a “split” Wilkinson Roller nut. This one has the newer Wilkinson Roller nut. Later years Fender moved to a LSR roller nut that made string changes easier. ALL the early models, this one included, from 1987 through early 1990 came with a plain white pickguard.
The neck has the micro-tilt adjustment. There is an Allen screw under the Fender neck plate that allows for neck tilt avoiding the use of shims. Many of the Strat Plus and Plus Deluxe (but not all) shipped with a Hipshot Tremsetter installed to improve the tuning for the Tremolo especially for when the player does double stop bends. This guitar is equipped with the Hipshot Tremsetter.
These Strat Plus Deluxes were the “Cadillac” models, second only to the Custom Shop. Probably the best built guitars Fender ever had come off the production line. These guitars are starting to become more collectable and newer players have discovered just how nice they are.
This guitar is super-clean for a 35-year-old machine. Hardly a mark to speak of, the neck is smooth and unblemished, electronically performing as it should and sounds incredible with plenty of tonal variety available from the Lace Sensor pickups. This guitar is ready to rock, definitely worth a look!
It comes in its original Fender moulded hard-shell case.
Scale length: 25.5”
Action at 1st fret: 0.5mm
Action at 12th fret: 2.75mm
Neck depth at 1st fret: 20.28mm
Neck depth at 12th fret: 22.49mm
Nut Width: 42.6mm
12 fret width: 51.52mm
Weight: 3.65kg / 8.04lb
Bahama Green Finish
C shaped maple neck with 7.25" radius rosewood fingerboard
Silver/Silver/Blue Lace Sensor pickups
Fender Locking Tuners
Wilkinson Roller Nut
Fender Deluxe Bridge
Three-ply white laminated pickguard
22 frets in excellent condition