1985 Fender Contemporary Stratocaster
So this is a very interesting guitar to say the least. We have dug into its past as much as we can and from what we can tell, there are quite a few things that are not original. To start off it is believed to be a Basswood body originally finished in metallic green from the factory and refinished with metallic red at some point in time. The numerous chips all over the body actually give it a pretty cool contrast of colors. The bridge that is on it is not original to the guitar. The Kahler System II would have been the original bridge. As you can see in the pictures the bridge route location has been further routed to retrofit the Kahler 2300 Bridge. The original bridge spring adjustment rod is still in place. The electronics look original according to multiple sources. The guitar does feature the original string clamping nut with zero fret. The neck is a "D" shaped maple neck with skunk stripe and rosewood fingerboard with a 12" radius. The frets do have wear but they are even and there is no fret buzz. The knobs have been replaced with chrome reflective knobs the originals would have been black with the Fender "F" stamped on the top. The guitar also features the Microtilt adjustment in the neck heel pocket. Regardless of the items making it not original, the guitar still functions properly and plays great! It is a very resonant body due to much of the inside of the body having been routed for the original tremolo system components. Overall it is a good, solid guitar with lots of character. If you're not looking for a collectors piece but still a guitar from the time period than this should be a good fit! This guitar is also missing the tremolo bar and does NOT come with a case or gig bag.
- Body Material: Basswood or Alder
- Body Finish: Metallic Green(Originally) Metallic Red(Refinished)
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Profile: D Profile
- Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 12"
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut: Clamping Style String Lock with Zero Fret
- Tuners: Fender Roto-Matic Tuning Keys
- Pickguard: Single Ply Bakelite, 11-hole
- Pickup Configuration: HSS
- Model: 27-4100
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone, 5-Way Selector Switch, Coil Tap Switch
- Weight: 8lb 11oz
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