This 1984 Stratocaster is in excellent shape, neck and frets are fine, no wear issues. There are several "marks and dings" here and there, what you would expect from a guitar of this age that has been played and enjoyed.

This guitar is mostly original except for two items. The neck plate has been changed to a unit that does not have the hole for the micro-tilt adjustment. The micro-tilt is still there, just the neck plate is changed. The original American Standard pickups are fitted, and there has been a 2 position switch added that expands the pickup selection options just like a G&L. When the switch is in the "up" position the 5-way selector switch functions as normal. When the switch is in the "down" position, the 5-way switch functions as follows: position 1 & 5 gives bridge and neck pickups, positions 2 & 4 gives all 3 pickups, position 3 gives middle pickup.

In the early 1980s Fender® made an effort to reinvent itself employing talents like Paul Rivera and Dan Smith. The 1981-82 Standard Stratocaster® ("Dan Smith") was phased out in favor of a revised Standard Stratocaster® featuring only one volume knob and one tone knob and the input jack on the pickguard. Other features of the 1983-84 Standard Strats include the Fender® "FreeFlyte" tremolo system, smaller headstock with "New" headstock decal logo, and the return to the headstock for the truss rod adjustment (without the Bullet® this time). This guitar serial # E335922, is really nice shape. Overall cosmetics are very good. This is a very nice playing Strat®, the Rosewood fingerboard is a nice touch, and it of course has the "sound". One could extol on and on about Fender®'s ownership by CBS, this guitar is among the last of the Strats made in USA under CBS ownership, which in itself is an important piece of Fender® history. Collect it or play it !

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Original Hard
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
6:12 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

We accept VISA, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express, as well as certified checks and bank-to-bank wire transfers. Trades and consignments also welcome. Bank to bank wire transfers seem to work best on foreign orders. Wire transfer payment from your bank to: Bank of New York Newburgh branch Imperial Guitar & Soundworks Account number:6800007257 Incoming transit number:021000018 Notify on arrival of funds:(845)561-0202

All shipments made by us are fully insured. Also, all new products are fully covered by the manufacturer's warranty and used gear usually carries our 30 day mail order warranty. All stringed instruments sold by IGS are shipped UPS ground service for about $50.00. Alaska and Hawaii is shipped UPS 2 day Blue Label service for $75.00.(3 day Orange, 2 day Blue, and overnight Red Label is also available throughout the 48 states. Most small goods (pedals, accessories, etc.) are $7.00 for UPS ground service. Size and weight of amplifiers vary greatly. Typically UPS ground service starts at $40.00 and goes up. Please call on each item. GUITAR FREIGHT (Foreign) We ship instruments world wide. Our shipping department prides itself in its ability to safely deliver guitars anywhere in the world. We use UPS Air service, wherever possible. You are responsible for any import duties, V.A.T., etc. on delivery. It is advisable to consult with your local customs office.

48-hour approval on most items