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1983 Fender Stratocaster Elite

Produced only in 1983 and 1984 these guitar are quite rare.


The Elite Stratocaster integrated active electronics into an upgraded Stratocaster design. While sharing many elements with a traditional Stratocaster, the Elite used a different tremolo bridge, individual push pickup selectors and EQ-boosting TBX and MDX circuits. The Elite was only produced for two years, but the later Stratocaster Plus does share some features with it. Here for sale this 1983 Elite in Wild Cherry Transparent finish. The body on this looks like Ash. Slim C profile Maple neck with 21 Jumbo Frets on a 12” Radius fingerboard 43.2mm 0r 1.7” Nut width. Lokset Nut, (Fender Fine Tune Nut) and Byflex truss rod. CBS Logo on Headstock. The pickups are Covered flush pole Alnico II on all 3 positions and are selectable with individual on/off switches instead of the usual blade. Dummy coil between the middle and the bridge pickup. The controls are Master Volume, TBX, MDX (+6dB). Gold hardware: The tremolo system is a Freeflyte, die-cast with pop in arm. Elongated saddles, schaller/Fender tuners. White plastics and white F knobs with rubber rings. 4 Bolt Elite neck plate. In excellent condition throughout there is no dings or scratches. Very minimal ware in any at all. The guitar weighs 4.47Kg or 9.86Lb. Comes with the original HSC, strap, and tags.


1983 Fender Stratocaster Elite in Wild Cherry transparent finish

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