Offered for sale;

Used 1989 Fender Strat Plus serial number E916189. This guitar is in excellent condition, neck and frets are fine, cosmetically quite nice.

Fender introduced the Strat Plus in 1987. There were three models in the Strat Plus series; the Plus, the Plus Deluxe which was introduced midway through 1989, and the Ultra, introduced in 1990.

The Fender Strat Plus, originally released in 1987 as an upgraded American Standard Stratocaster, initially featuring Gold Lace Sensor pickups. As production continued they switched to Silver/Silver/Blue Lace Sensor pickups, Sperzel locking tuners, Fender/Wilkinson needle-bearing roller nut, Fender American Standard two-point floating bridge and Fender's TBX tone control system.

TBX stood for Tone Boost Expansion. The circuit is really quite simple. The goal was to unload the pickup from the tone control pot. With the TBX control fully clockwise the pickup has a 1meg resistance sitting on top of the tone control. This boosts the treble and bass giving a brighter, rounder, less midrangy tone. When you get to the center detent of the pot you jump over to the normal tone control circuit of a 250K pot and a .022uf cap.

The TBX control gives the bridge and middle pickups a unique variety of sounds! When the 5-way switch is in the 4th position, by turning the tone control you can get a bell like sound to a honking out-of-phase mid-range sound. Put the switch in position #2 and, you get a quack, or a hollow twang! The 1st tone control is a standard Fender 250 k potentiometer as is the volume control.

Although Fender produced the Strat Plus with the unique TBX, Tone Boost Expansion control circuit, it appears as though this guitar has experienced an additional circuit modification by adding a G&L style volume/tone/tone with a push-pull on the volume to get an option of neck + bridge and all 3 pickups.

This is a cool Strat, Fender says the color should be Arctic White, however we believe it is actually Olympic White, due to the more subdued yellow shade associated with Olympic White.

Hard shell case included.


Year: 1989

Serial number: E916189

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple

Finish:  Olympic White

Fingerboard:  Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: White/black/white

Bridge:  Fender American Standard two-point floating

Nut:  Fender/Wilkinson needle-bearing roller nut

Tuners:  Sperzel locking

Pickups:  N – Lace Sensor Silver, M – Lace Sensor Silver, B – Lace Sensor Blue

Controls:  V T T with TBX control and push-pull on V to get the G&L option of N+B and all 3 PUs

Width at Nut:  1 11/16”

Radius: 9.5”

Neck profile @ 1st fret: .830

Neck profile @ 12tht fret: .900

Weight: 8 lbs.

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