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Fender 1983 USA Elite Stratocaster Candy Apple Green American Strat +OHSC 39798


Regular price $1,899
Description
This is a vintage 1983 Fender Elite Stratocaster. Only made for two years, this is a fairly rare model and the Candy Apple Green one of the more rare finishes. Beautiful guitar that has been well cared for over its 38-year life. Everything appears original on it though it is missing the locking string tree, which I have seen on many of these models. These are not your average Strat: pushbuttons for pickup selection, one of a kind Strat pickups with lots of power and more noise canceling than average Strat pickups. 12" radius neck with BiFlex truss rod, and a great Freeflyte tremolo system--a lot of features never before found on a Fender.

All electronics work as they should. The frets have some flattening but they have a lot of life left and it plays well up and down the neck. Missing the cap to one knob. It has some small wear marks. I've shown the one small chip in pics below. Not a museum piece, but it's pretty clean overall. Weight is 9 pounds, 13 ounces (actually lighter than most of these that come in well over 10 pounds!). Comes with the Fender black molded case I assume is the original, as they were standard in the 80s. No tremolo bar. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!

NOTE: If you are super concerned about small cosmetic imperfections, it is buyer's responsibility to ask ALL questions before buying. Remember you are looking at a near 40-year-old guitar. thanks!

What You get:
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.



Guitar Setup
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

Packing
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.