FOR SALE

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1982 Fender Stratocaster

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Dan Smith Era.

With the 1981-82 three knobs.

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This is a really nice period guitar in a rarer colour; Sea Foam Green.

 

As far as I can establish, made in 1982.

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I have owned this guitar for a few years.

The previous owner was a semi-professional musician and played in a band doing pop-music covers at parties and weddings, etc. He clearly has looked after this guitar very well.

It is not a case queen, it has been used.

But used with care.

 

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There is some minor fret wear and action is quite low and with no apparent buzzing in the higher notes.

In my opinion there are no issues with this guitar at all.

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From a collectors perspective, there are four things which are not original.

1/ At some time a humbucker has been fitted to the bridge position. Under the scratch-plate the body has been relieved to accommodate this.

From the outside obviously nothing is visible.

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2/ The tone control for the middle pick-up has been by-passed. 

I understand this is not an uncommon modification as it simplifies the controls.

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3/ The guitar is currently fitted with a three way selector switch. 

This may be original but I doubt it. I am quite sure all Dan Smith Stratocasters had the five way switch. Again this modification simplifies the controls.

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4/ The volume knob has been replaced at some time.

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 Obviously this guitar has been well cared for and although it is not a perfect, it is near 40 years old and clearly it has been well cared for and not abused.

No serious marks on the original finish body and the neck is indeed in a very good high-gloss condition with no lacquer peeling, etc.  

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It's a lovely thing - but I never play it.

 

For Sale

With a nice period “Stagg” aluminium hard case.

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I think compared to several other mostly dealer listings this guitar is very good value at  

£1600 (UK POUNDS)

 

I am not open to offers.

If it sells - then fine.

If it does not sell – then that is fine too.

 

Please note; I am not wanting to post this guitar in fear of it getting damaged.

Cash upon collection only.

From Chelmsford, CM2 postcode.

 

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"HISTORIQUE"

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CHELMSFORD - ENGLAND

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