This Instrument is in Very-Good Condition, showing normal signs of wear and age which include the following: Slight Fret-wear, nicks/dings/scratches throughout, slight tarnishing/rust on metal hardware and some delamination of the neck finish. There is a small neck pocket finish crack. It’s not a wood crack, it is very common of all stratocasters and does not in any way effect the playability or value of the instrument. Photo provided. Included is a Fender gig bag which in Fair-Condition.
The early ’80s saw a change in Fender management that brought changes to the Strat design spear-headed by marketing director Dan Smith. In an effort to bring back the design elements from the early years of the model and increase quality, these “Smith Strats” had a smaller headstock and a four-bolt neck. However, Fender also made some other changes to the Stratocaster. Most notable changes include a switch from two tone knobs to one, removal of the jack-plate and relocating the output jack to the pickguard where the second tone knob used to be and no back cavity or ferrules for a tremolo or strings. Instead this guitar uses Fender’s top-mounted Freeflyte tremolo with top loaded strings.
We inspect each and every instrument we ship out for maximum playability. We adjust the action and adjust intonation when needed. If you would like a specific adjustment, just add it to your order notes and we would be happy to adjust to your liking.
Serial Number: E315040
Fender Gig Bag Included (Fair Condition)
Important information if shipping outside of the USA:
Please note: To help insure the future availability of certain materials used in the construction of this instrument, additional fees and/or documentation may be required when shipping this item outside of the USA. This is due to the CITES treaty, which regulates international trade of certain materials like rosewood, abalone, and pearl. If you purchase this item to be shipped outside of the USA, we’ll determine whether the regulations apply to your order, and will contact you with more information if necessary