'Under The Bed' for Thirty-four Years
1982 Fender Stratocaster "Dan Smith"
This 1982 "Dan Smith" Stratocaster weighs 9.40 lbs. and features a one-piece ash, contoured body with a wonderful natural finish. One-piece maple neck with a nut width of just over 1 5/8 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a very fast thin profile (0.78 behind the nut rising to just 0.83 behind the twelfth fret). Veneer rosewood fretboard with 21 original medium frets and pearloid dot position markers. Small headstock with "Fender" logo in black with gold trim, serial number in black beneath, "Stratocaster" in black beside it, and "Made in U.S.A." in black beneath. Individual Fender "F" closed-back tuners with octagonal metal buttons. Two "butterfly" string trees with nylon spacers. Four-bolt neck plate with the Fender backward "F" logo. Three white plastic covered Stratocaster 'flat-pole' pickups with outputs of 5.84k, 5.77k, and 7.56k. All with "016730" stamped in relief, the neck and middle pickups with "10182" in yellow marker. Three-layer white over black plastic pickguard with eleven screws. Three controls (one volume, two tone) plus five-way selector switch, all on pickguard. The 250k potentiometers are all stamped "013446 19 8206" (CTS, February 1982). Black plastic ribbed-sided control knobs with gold lettering. Fender "Synchronized Tremolo" combined bridge/tailpiece. The end of the neck is dated "122082" (December 20, 1982). The underside of the neck has a black circular stamp "FRR 20".The neck pocket is stamped in black "12 22 82 (December 22, 1982) and has a black circular stamp "FRR 40". The middle pickup cavity has a yellow circular label with "JM 1/13"? written in black ink. The cavities are painted with black shielding and the control cavity has a small circular label with a circular stamp "FRR 11 11"? This guitar is in near mint (9.25++) condition. The only reason that we do not give it a 9.50 is that there are a few tiny belt-buckle marks on the back (only visible under direct light) and a miniscule amount of fretwear which is commensurate with this guitar having spent most of its life 'under-the-bed' in its case. Most certainly the cleanest and best example we have ever seen. With the original white plastic tipped tremolo arm. Housed in the original Fender 'tweed' hardshell case with tan leather ends and red plush lining (9.25). (#1967)
|1982||Near Mint||Natural||Original Hard|
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