Fender Stratocaster Elite Series 1983/4 ( 83′ serial number 84′ neck stamp pictured) Hardtail in three color sunburst with original hard shell case in good shape. These Elite guitars were only produced in the USA in 1983 and 1984, with many unique features, some that carried over to the Eric Clapton 88′ model. (from the web)- features included three special-design Alnico 5 single coil pickups with solid covers and an internal dummy coil for hum cancellation, as well as three push-push buttons for pickup selection. Controls include a master volume, a TBX treble/bass expander and an active MDX midrange booster with 12 dB of gain. The sound of the Elite Stratocaster can be described as humbucker-like compared to a traditional single coil-equipped guitar, especially with the TBX and MDX circuits at their maximum. Comes with a beat up rectangular black tolex strat case.
This one functions as it should, and has the bonus of being a hard tail avoiding the clumsy front mounted trem system which was widely panned. It has a few solid dings pictured, the requisite cigarette burn mark and a ding on the edge of the bass side of the fret board likely from a cymbal or the like on stage.
Shipping via Fedex fully insured in the CONUS only for $100. Please feel free to call and ask for an in hand description, lots to talk about with this short run rare Fender.