Fender American Vintage ’57 Stratocaster 1986 – Black

$ 3078.54

1986 Fender Stratocaster AVRI 57 model.

These are identical to Fullerton made Avri, without the price tag.  Same tools, same workers.  In a sense these were made in the embryonic Fender Custom Shop as well.  This guitar has very pronounced Fullerton curves and the neck is thin and fast.

Fantastic instrument that shows a lot of love over the years.  Nitro paint has chipped in places after some knocks and/or climate variations but seems to now be stabilised. Either way it looks fantastic: genuine patina.  Not much checking on this one though.

It plays beautifully and sounds even better!  Very low action, bell like tones in spades.

5 way switch is installed.  Tremolo arm. Original pick ups (black bobbin) and electronics.

Copper shielding on the back of the pickguard and inner pickup cavity was installed by a previous owner (can be removed easily but it does its job!).

Frets have plenty of life left (90%), and all electronics are working perfectly.