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1982 Fender American Dan Smith Stratocaster – White

1982 Fender American Dan Smith Stratocaster – White

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Beautiful highly-collectible vintage USA strat finished in white.

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 example is ageing beautifully and has wear and dings from use over its 42 year life. The paintwork is yellowing and has tonnes of vintage vibe and character - it looks fantastic. Some minor wear to the frets as you'd expect, but only cosmetic and plenty of life left in them with no playability issues.

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.

The nut has been upgraded at some stage over its long life and it comes complete with its original case and its trem arm. The case has feet missing.


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