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1982 Fender American Dan Smith Stratocaster – Sunburst

1982 Fender American Dan Smith Stratocaster – Sunburst

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Beautiful highly-collectible vintage USA strat finished in Sunburst.

In 1981 Fender hired Dan Smith to improve the reputation of the company. Dan Smith would be Fender’s chief guitar designer for the next 20 years. He intensively studied vintage Strats to understand how to “recreate” them.

One of the first improvements Smith made was to revise the Strat’s overall specs, and reverted to body-­end truss­-rod adjustment, a revamped narrow headstock shape and 4­bolt neck to body fixing. This rare model was only made for a year and had the black Fender smaller headstock logo, F-stamped tuners and a one-piece die­-cast tremolo unit. They are highly desirable by both players and collectors due to their exceptional reputation and quality.

This is a beautiful example with only minor blemishes and wear for its age.  The finish is ageing/dulling beautifully as you'd expect as there's no nasty dings. Some discolouration to the frets but no notable indents etc from use.

It plays nicely with a comfortable slim-C neck, and the pickups sound absolutely superb, in particular the fabled factory overwound X-1 pickup in the bridge position which sounds spicy and hot.

It comes complete with its original case, trem arm, and sales receipt.


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