1983 Fender Walnut Elite Stratocaster
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2007-10-14)
Price : US $1,399.
WOW is this guitar beautiful . I had WD Music make the Mint Green Pickgaurd and then had Hot Gold Lace Sensors added . Not only do they look like the original Pickups but they sound Awsome. Includes Mint Hardshell Case.
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'The Fender Stratocaster', p. 26
THE ELITE STRATOCASTER
Work on the ELITE series commenced by Fall 1981 and involved a team of people consisting of DAN SMITH, CHIP TODD, JOHN PAGE, CHARLIE GRESSETT and ... FREDDIE TAVARES. It was then an ambitious attempt to blend tradition with modern technologies and as such its prime objectives were to upgrade the electronics, the vibrato system and the neck adjustment. EMG was initially supposed to develop new circuits for FENDER, but could not be finalized. In order to avoid further delay in the release of the model, the active electronics of the ELITE guitars were eventually designed in a cooperative effort between ROGER COX, PAUL GUEGAN and BOB EGGLER. JOHN PAGE devised the refined Freeflyte tremolo/bridge section with drop-in string loading. CHARLIE GESSETT came up with the Biflex truss rod, which makes it possible to adjust the neck curvature in two directions, convex and concave. After months of research and hard work the ELITE STRATOCASTER was finally announced in May 1983 and compared to the existing variants of the Stratocaster it was built with no less than 16 novel features:
1 the Biflex truss rod adjustment
2 a neck angle adjuster located in the neck plate
3 a slightly wider nut width (1.700')
This guitar is sold (sold on 2007-10-14)
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