1983 Fender Gold Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar Candy Apple Red + Hard Case



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Lovies Guitars is Excited to offer up this 1983 Fender Elite Stratocaster with a Candy Apple Red Finish! This Strat features an alder body, a maple neck featuring a rosewood fingerboard with 21 jumbo frets, 12″ radius, Schaller die-cast tuners with pearloid buttons, BiFlex truss-rod system with MicroTilt neck adjuster, Schaller Straplock Ready locking strap buttons, two hardened steel EasyGlider string trees, side-mount jack socket and a Freeflyte vibrato system, as well as three serrated “rubber insert”-style control knobs.

The Freeflyte tremolo system differs significantly from previous Stratocaster tremolo designs. All routing is done from the front of the guitar. A cavity was created where the spring system would reside, and this connected to the bottom of the tremolo unit; the result was an unwieldy, unworkable piece of hardware. The company saved money this way by performing a single, front-sided rout on the guitar to accommodate the pickups, the tremolo, the preamp and the controls.

Other features included three special-design Alnico 5 single-coil pickups with solid covers and an internal dummy coil for hum cancellation, as well as three push-push buttons for pickup selection. Controls include a master volume, a TBX treble/bass expander and an active MDX midrange booster with 12 dB of gain. The sound of this Gold Elite Stratocaster can be described as more humbucker-like compared to a traditional single coil-equipped guitar, especially with the TBX and MDX circuits at their maximum. Great Shape with hardware tarnish, many marks on the body and a couple indents and marks on the headstock, 8.7/10. Has Strap Locks. NO Breaks or Repairs. All of our guitars are fitted with a fresh set of our favorite strings by Stringjoy! Includes a Hard-Shell Case and a Free Sample of Fret-Not, our favorite fretboard cleaner out there, check it out at fretnot.net!

WEIGHS in at: 9.45 lbs

1st Fret: .802”

12th Fret: .865”

Radius: 12”

Nut Width: 1 11/16”

Serial: E341762

SKU: 5196

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