Fender Vintage 1983 Dan Smith Era Stratocaster w Freeflyte Trem System & Original Hard Shell Case

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Just in at Diablo Guitars is this rare and unique Fender Vintage 1983 Dan Smith Era Stratocaster w Freeflyte Trem System & Original Hard Shell Case.

These are unique Strats for several reasons. One was Fender’s experimentation with the ‘Freeflyte’ Tremolo system in which the springs and spring claw are located under the pickguard allowing for less of the body material to be removed. The bridge strings are set at the top, just behind the saddles. There is no route at the rear of the guitar for trem springs and spring claw. Also, Fender opted for a 1 master volume, one master tone layout allowing the third spot in the pickguard to be used as the guitars output jack. Again the result is less routing in the body allowing more wood to remain for tone and resonance. 

This guitar features a Solid Alder Body, Maple neck and Maple fingerboard. It’s equipped with 3 standard Fender single coils. The 25.5” scale length neck has black dot inlays and 22 medium frets with a modern C neck profile. The hardware is comprised of Fender sealed Die-cast tuning machines and white top-hat knobs on a white pickguard.

Our 83 Strat comes to us in excellent, there are no major damages or dings. The guitar does have signs of player wear and pick strike which can be seen if the guitar is held at just the correct angle under the right lighting. 

It’s been freshly set up with 9-42 Dunlop strings in standard tuning. It ships with it’s original Fender molded hard shell case.


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: American Standard Stratocaster
  • Year: 1983
  • Finish: Three Color Sunburst
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Serial # E335305
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Neck Joint: Bolt On
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5”
  • Neck Profile: Modern C
  • Inlays: Black Dots
  • Nut Width: 16.875″
  • Frets: 22 Medium Frets
  • Pickups: Fender Single Coils
  • Controls: 1-Volume 1-Tone
  • Switch: 5-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Sealed Die-cast
  • Bridge: Fender Freeflyte Tremolo System
  • Knobs: White Top Hats
  • Case: Fender Molded Hard Shell Case

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Vintage 1983 American Standard Stratocaster