Fender "Dan Smith" Stratocaster (1980 - 1983)

Fender "Dan Smith" Stratocaster (1980 - 1983)

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Overview

Fender underwent a lot of changes as a company, and some of those changes can be represented by the Fender Dan Smith Stratocaster. In the early '80s, Fender's marketing director Dan Smith decided to upgrade the Strat with a smaller headstock and pre-CBS era neck plate. Unfortunately, the guitar only survived production for three years. The Dan Smith name is just a moniker with which the instrument has been dubbed by collectors.

The "Dan Smith" Stratocaster is frequently confused for the later Standard Stratocaster which features a 2-knob control layout, top mounted jack, and Fender's short-lived Freeflyte tremolo system.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • "Dan Smith" Stratocaster
Finish
  • Arctic White
  • Aztec Gold
  • Black
  • Black Stratoburst
  • Blonde
  • Blue Stratoburst
  • Bronze Stratoburst
  • Brown Sunburst
  • Candy Apple Green
  • Cherry Sunburst
  • Emerald Green
  • Mocha Brown
  • Natural
  • Pewter
  • Ruby Red
  • Sapphire Blue
  • Sienna Sunburst
Year
  • 1980 - 1983
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
  • Ash
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Tremolo Bridge
Color Family
  • Black
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Sunburst
  • Tan
  • White
  • Yellow
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • SSS
Product Family
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era

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