Excellent condition featuring double cutaway contoured alder body with Sienna Sunburst finish, three single coil Fender pickups, one volume control and one tone control with white plastic skirted knobs, five way pickup selector switch with white plastic tip, output jack mounted to the pickguard, single ply white plastic pickguard, Smith era top loading tremolo bridge with six individual adjustable elongated saddles, bolt on maple neck with walnut skunkstripe, maple fingerboard with black dot inlays starting at the 3rd fret, bone nut, small Stratocaster peghead shape with black and gold Fender block logo, Stratocaster logo, serial number and Made in USA on the peghead face, two butterfly string trees, six in a line individual Fender stamped sealed tuning machines, four bolt neck fastening plate with cursive Fender logo engraving, two metal strap buttons, chrome plated metal hardware. This guitar weighs 8lb even.
This 1983 Smith Era Stratocaster is in excellent vintage cosmetic condition showing some signs of play wear throughout including some pick scratches and small dings around the body edges, but this guitar is overall very tidy. The guitar has been professionally set up by Glaser Instruments in Nashville, Tennessee, and plays well with medium action, but the neck has a twist at the 7th fret on the treble side. The only way to correct this would be to refret and replane the fingerboard, but we will leave whether or not to do this work up to the next owner. Wonky necks like this are very common on Fender instruments from this era. The neck profile on this Stratocaster is that of a thin, almost V shape and feels comfortable and fast in the hand. The fret wire shows slight signs of use but has many years of life left. The original pickups sound great in every position and have a very nice articulate bell like chime and sound very good clean or overdriven. These Dan Smith era instruments are unique and collectible. A gem of a guitar shipped out safely and promptly from our little shop here in Clarksville, Tennessee, to your front door.
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