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1988 Fender American Standard Stratocaster Pewter, 100% Original w/ Tweed Case


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Up for sale, a 1988 Fender American Standard Stratocaster in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original tweed hardshell case. This American Standard Strat features a number of modern, player-friendly touches including a satin neck finish, 9 1/2“ fretboard radius on the 22-fret slab rosewood fretboard, Schaller tuning machines, a two-point vibrato, TBX tone control, and gloss Pewter finish.

Featuring the classic tonewood combination of an alder body and a maple neck, this Strat has a clear, balanced natural acoustic quality faithfully captured by the original trio of single coil pickups. The alnico magnet single coils deliver plenty of Strat sparkle, spank and bell-like cut, the TBX Tone control further expands the tonal palette. From 1-5, the center detent TBX functions like a normal Tone knob, and from 5-10 it provides a treble/bass boost for added richness and sonic heft. This Strat weighs 8lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .815” 1st fret, .895” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 22-fret, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Fender-branded, Schaller-made
-Serialization: E8-prefix, November 6th, 1988 neck stamp

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: American Standard single coil x3
-Harness: CTS pots (date to '88), Sprague Orange Drop tone cap
-Controls: Five-way pickup selector, Volume/Tone/TBX knobs
-Hardware: Two-point vibrato with block saddles
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Pewter finish is limited to a pair of moderately-sized chips adjacent to the rear strap button, light buckle rush central to the back, and just a scant few minor dings on the body as a whole. The smooth satin finish highlights subtle flame figuring in the maple.

The original tweed hardshell case is included. A few stickers have been affixed to the lid by a previous owner.