9.3 of 10 Condition (a few small dings and some microscopic scratches)

The Smith Strat" designation refers to the guitars that were redesigned by Fender marketing guru Dan Smith starting in 1981 and ending in early 1984. In 1981, Fender hired Dan Smith. One of his main tasks was to revamp the 70s Strats. He made the headstocks a little smaller, closer to the pre-CBS style (not perfect, but an improvement!). He used the same logo as used from about '66 onward, so it does look a little strange on the smaller headstock. Fender also invested some serious money into new machinery about that time and the contours were more pre-CBS than they had been in years, due mainly to worn out pin routers. In addition, the neck attachment went from the three-bolt tilt neck back to the 4 bolt design. Production slowed to a trickle during this time as they basically had to rethink how to build guitars.
This one has just had a pro setup and is playing perfectly. Unfortunately the original trem arm has gone astray as has the original case - oh well.

Alder body
Maple neck
25 1/2" scale
1 5/8" nut width
Black dots
3-ply w/b/w pickguard
3 single-coil Strat pickups
Small headstock

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

Golden Age Fretted Instruments

3-Tone Sunburst
Golden Age Fretted Instruments
John Reynolds
(908) 301-0001
Westfield, NJ
5:36 PM
Tuesday through Saturday 11AM to 5:30 PM

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