1982 Fender Stratocaster, American made, original black finish in excellent condition, E2 serial number, rosewood neck. 1st version “Smith” Stratocaster. All original parts, small headstock, four-bolt neck, with strings-through-body Fender trem. Standard Stratocaster three-knob, Fender slanted jack configuration, 5-way switch. In an effort as one could only describe as a futile anti-theft device, a pervious owner did inscribe “Noel” and what appears to be a SocSec number on the neck plate (see photo) and on the back of the headstock (barely visible, see photo).
Original black lined hard plastic case has hinge that is broken the entire length of case. currently held together with black fabric tape.
Just back from a complete fret level and recrown/redress, smoothing out of the rough fret ends, detail clean and
polish, adjusting for intonation and playability, tightening of hardware, test and cleaning of electronics. Restrung with D’addario 9s. A great looker and player for any Strat lover.
The Real Truth about the Smith Strat from Strat Collector:
NOTE: Black guitars are incredibly difficult to photograph. Especially in trying to show all of the imperfections and getting a good balance on the white parts. In these photos, most of the body areas that show unevenness of color, white streaks or colored patterns are usually showing reflections. Any finish damages or imperfections of color are always addressed in text and shown in photos the best way we know how.