Up for sale, a 1990 Fender Stratocaster Plus electric guitar in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. 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 Black gloss finish over a solid alder body, a maple neck and slab 22 fret maple fingerboard, and trio of Lace Sensor pickups. Select features include a Wilkinson roller nut, two-point vibrato, Schaller locking tuners, and a Hipshot Tremsetter.
A resonant and lively instrument, this alder-bodied Strat is the perfect tonal platform for the trio of USA-made Lace Sensor pickups, featuring Lace's Gold pickups in the bridge and neck positions, and a substituted Silver in the middle position. As the pickup that started it all for Lace, the Gold design was specifically engineered to deliver a '50s Strat bell-like snap and chime. The Silver in the middle has a fatter sound with more midrange, designed to accentuate the quack and cut of the 2 and 4 switch positions and heralded by Lace as the "ultimate middle pickup." 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. The guitar weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .880" at the 12th. The maple fretboard features a modern 9 1/2” radius with stock medium jumbo fretwire that shows virtually no wear. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the Wilkinson nut measures 1 11/16“ in width. On the headstock, the Schaller locking tuners hold pitch extremely well as per their design, even with liberal use of the two-point vibrato. The headstock face has an E9-prefix serial, while the neck heel conclusively dates the instrument with a Nov 26th, 1990 stamp.
All of the electronics function as intended, with a five-way pickup selector switch, Master Volume, and pair of Tone controls for the trio of Lace Sensor pickups. The locking two-point vibrato has a very smooth and responsive feel, working in concert with the roller nut and locking tuners, complete with a factory-installed Hipshot Tremsetter. The Fender-embossed neck plate features a micro tilt adjustment, and the chrome hardware has plenty of shine. The guitar features a three-ply white pickguard, only seen on early Plus models, with faint, uniform aging of the pickup covers and knobs. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path, with a few faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the glos mostly relegated to the perimeter and back of the guitar, and a tiny stray touched-up finish chip on the treble side lower bout. The neck sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original hardshell case is included with large Fender logo molded into the lid.