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1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold

1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold

1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold
Up for sale, a 1982 Fender "The Strat" in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. A unique model designed to be an upscale iteration of the classic Stratocaster platform, this particular version of The Strat is among the rarest and most collectable, with a solid American Black Walnut body and neck, an incredibly thick solid brass bridge block, and hardware plated in 100 microns of 22k gold. An extremely expensive guitar for Fender to produce and a real stunner both visually and tonally, this guitar has had its electronics simplified to a traditional Fender layout, with a trio of genuine vintage 1976-dated Fender gray bobbin Stratocaster single coils and a Volume/Volume/Tone control array (jettisoning the primitive S1 switching offered on this model from the factory). The result is a rich and textured take on the classic Strat tonal profile, with the walnut body and neck. Falling sonically between the warm, dark sounds of East Indian rosewood and the bright bell-like ring of maple. Particularly light for this model given the hardware and tone woods used, this Strat weighs 9lbs 2oz. We've had this guitar professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation. The one-piece walnut neck and fretboard offers a s. Lender C shape which borders on a soft V, with consistent depth and shoulder as you travel up the fretboard.

795 at the 1st fret and fills out to. The walnut fretboard is un-finished (like a rosewood board) and the original frets are intact, showing l.

Ight wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-9, mostly consisting of minor flattening of the crowns. A carved bone nut has been installed, measuring 1 5/8 in width and ensuring optimal sustain and articulation. The headstock features gold-plated Schaller-made tuning machines embossed with the Fender name, and these tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch reliably, even with liberal vibrato use. Reverting to the specs of a'50s Strat, this guitar features truss rod adjustment at the neck heel, a smaller'50s-style peghead, and a maple "skunk stripe" on the back of the neck which contrasts nicely with the walnut. Stamped on the neck heel, the guitar dates to 3-2-82.

The electronics all function as intended, with three vintage 1976 Fender Strat single coils with matching date stamps on the gray bobbins and original windings. The harness consists of a trio of new CTS 250k pots and a five-way Switchcraft selector switch. All of the original hardware and plastic parts are intact, including the brass bridge unique to this model with an absolutely massive sustain block. The large metal "F" embossed knobs and bridge still have extremely clean plating, and the original gold plated tremolo arm is also present. The four-bolt neck plate has "Fender USA" very faintly embossed along the top edge too. Cosmetically, this Strat is a real stunner, and the transparent gloss finish on the walnut body and neck highlight the prominent grain of a tone wood rarely seen on any Fender instrument. What little buckle rash exists on this instrument is mostly relegated to the plastic trem cover on the back, and the body shows only a few additional small nicks and scratches. There is light palm wear through the gloss on the fretboard edges, and one.

Shallow nick on the treble side of the neck profile behind fret 6 which isn't distracting to the palm. Overall, this is a particularly well preserved example of one of Fenders rarest 1980s upscale Strat models.

A vintage early'80s Fender molded hardshell case is included and in great shape with the original handle and functional latches. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions! International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid.

We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. The item "1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold" is in sale since Monday, June 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington.

This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Body Color: Walnut
  • String Configuration: 6 String
  • Model: The Strat
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Right-/ Left-Handed: Right-Handed
  • Model Year: 1982
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Body Material: American Black Walnut
  • Brand: Fender
  • Body Type: Solid

1982 Fender The Strat Stratocaster Vintage Electric Guitar Walnut, Gold