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1989 Fender Stratocaster Plus Candy Apple Red w/ Lace Sensor Silver, 100% Original, Case & Strap


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Up for sale, a 1989 Fender Stratocaster Plus in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original molded hardshell case and strap. Produced from 1987-1998, the Stratocaster Plus was a premium model designed to showcase the skills of Fender's new Corona, CA factory. This Strat Plus features a trio of Lace Sensor pickups, a Wilkinson roller nut, two-point vibrato with block saddles, Schaller locking tuners, and a Hipshot Tremsetter (currently uninstalled).

A resonant and lively instrument, this alder-bodied Strat is the perfect tonal platform for the trio of USA-made Lace Sensor pickups (all Silvers). The Lace Sensor Silver was designed to recreate the fat, authoritative sound of a ‘70s single coil, as well as accentuating the quack and cut of positions 2 and 4 on the pickup selector switch. The Lace pickups feature a unique radiant Field Barrier system that surrounds both the coil and magnets, reducing 60-cycle hum. The patented Lace Micro Combs replace traditional bobbins, yielding a wider tonal range and better string balance than traditional guitar pickups. This guitar weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, good shoulders, measuring .835” 1st fret, .925” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 22 fret, rolled edges, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, full factory height and only a hint of light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7
-Scale Length: 25 1/2"
-Nut: 1 11/16”
-Tuners: Schaller locking
-Serialization: E9-prefix on headstock face, neck heel dated June 6, 1989

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: Lace Sensor Silver pickups
-Harness: Original CTS 250k pots date to ‘87
-Controls: Volume, Tone, TBX Tone (center detent, stacked 250k/1 Meg pot) control
-Hardware: Two-point vibrato with block saddles, Hipshot Tremsetter (not currently installed)
-Plastics: All original, light yellowing of knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Candy Apple Red finish is limited to a number of tiny dings on the body as a whole and an area of limited buckle rash on the back central to the upper bout. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original molded hardshell case and Fender strap are included.