Rare 1981 Fender “Dan Smith” GOLD Stratocaster
This is the rare Gold on Gold, Gold/Gold or Gold Stratocaster in near mint condition with hanging tags and unopened fender cleaning cloths.
Strats from this “Dan Smith” period at the Fullerton works are generally recognized by players and collectors as amongst the best, and this is a rare and unusual model.
Originally named the Gold Stratocaster, it eventually came to be known as the Gold on Gold (or Gold/Gold) due to the gold color body being fitted with 22k gold plated hardware.
A member of the short-lived early ’80s Collector’s Series and has a special serial number as a result (CAXXXXX). Shares some design elements with the Dan Smith: smaller headstock, no Bullet, CBS-style headstock logo, 4-bolt neck attachment. There is no bullet truss rod, but instead a more tradition truss rod adjuster at the heel of the neck.
I’ve heard this is 1 of 300 Dan Smith Gold/Gold Stratocasters, but haven’t verified it with Fender.
This Strat is near mint condition and plays fantastic! The beautiful Aztec Gold with Gold hardware is really stunning.
Feel free to reach out with any questions, I’ll answer as best I can!
• SN: CA 11048
• Alder body
• 21 original frets in excellent condition,
• Gold F-logo tuners.
• 4-bolt neck-construction with Gold Fender Plate
• 3-orig. Fender single-coil pickups with Flush Poles,
• 1x Volume, 2x Tone and 5-way CRL switch,
• Gold Whammy Bar
• All Hardware is original
• Incl. original Fender Tweed case in Mint Condition with Fender Guitar Strap, Warranty Card, Hanging Tag, Unopened Cleaning kit, original 1/4″ cable & Fender key and Spring pack.
There are 3 small nicks/strap rash on the body that are included in the photos. This is the reason I have not labeled this guitar as mint condition. Otherwise this thing belongs in a museum! A true treasure find, and a piece of Fender History.