As many guitar aficionados know, the early 80s were a transitional time for Fender. Coming out of the CBS era, there was a new spirit of innovation as well as a back to basics attitude. Fender went from the big headstock, bullet truss rod guitars into the sleeker "Smith" Strats of the early 80s. A few years in the future was the modern American Standard. In between the Smith Strat and the modern American Standards came the 1983 revised Standard Strats. These came with a pickguard mounted jack and trem springs under the guard. The body is alder for great tone. The 25.5 inch scale maple neck features a maple fingerboard with 21 frets. American Standard tuners and the Freeflyte Trem (Including arm) The finish is a gorgeous Candy Apple Blue which is unlike any blue which i have seen Fender produce. A custom colour so im told - so quite rare.
This Strat plays and sounds great. The neck is straight, the frets are good and the action is fine. A nice player. The pickups deliver Trademark Strat Spank. Everything works as it should. Condition wise, this guitar is Very clean with some very faint scratches in places but nothing that my camera can pick-up so consider it very minor. Comes in a Fender vintage hardshell case.
Dealer prices on 83 Strats have steadily increased over the years as collectors clamor to grab onto the next big thing. Here's one in Collectors condition.
Serial Number: E339478
Time of manufacture: 1983
Place of manufacture: Fullerton Plant. USA
Neck Shape: C shape Neck profile
Fret Condition: Very Minor Fret Wear
Weight: 8.4 Pounds
Action: Professionally set-up Low action
Overall Condition: " Near Mint Condition"
Colour: Candy Apple Blue
Originality: 100% Original
Dings, Scratches, other: Some very faint scratches in places but nothing that my camera can pick-up so consider it very minor. - Please See Pictures Below.