1982 Fender Stratocaster, American made in Fullerton, California! 1st version “Smith” Stratocaster. Original black finish in excellent condition, E2 serial number, nice rosewood neck. Really heavy for a Strat at 9 lbs., 9 oz., gotta be swamp ash! Helps to give more mellowness of tone when overdriven, and the added density lets it really sustain. (Think SRV.) Has a four-bolt neck with the small headstock and large decal, and a traditional strings-through-body Fender trem on a deeply contoured body. Standard Stratocaster three-pickup, three-knob config, with traditional slanted body-mounted chrome output jack, and a 5-way switch.
Some neck spex:
Width at nut 1.651 in. 12th fret 2.043 in. Thickness 1st fret .826 in. 12th fret .906 in
Original deluxe padded and fitted red lined hard plastic case (oversized 43-1/2 x 16-1/2 x 5) in excellent condition.
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 was done about a year ago: guitar has been untouched since. Restrung with D’addario 9s.
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.