1980s Fender USA Stratocaster loaded pickguard. Up for sale is this clean “loaded” pickguard pulled from a rare 1981 Fender USA “STRAT” model. If you change out the lower rotary switch it would also be the same loaded pickguard as the 1982 “Dan Smith” Stratocaster. All the components are Fender Fullerton original, are in great shape, and all work as well as new. This is definitely the most awesome sounding set of 1980s Fender pickups I’ve heard, especially when combined with The STRAT’s new wiring. The sound from this set of pickups is the most kick-ass vintage Fender sound you will come across. All the pots work well, with no noise when used. The “81” date code is only evident on the middle pot. Even the white 3-ply pickguard itself has very little wear. There are hardly any pickmarks, just a few small scratches (pictured). However, they are not obvious – you have to hold the pickguard angled up tor a light to see them. No major scratches, gouges, breaks, cracks, or other wear is present. The pickguard has not yellowed much at all – it is still close to its original white color. FYI: The 1982 “Dan Smith” Strat used the exact same set of components as “The STRAT”, except with a standard 250K lower tone pot instead of the twin-mode switch. Overall, this is a great-sounding collection of vintage parts in outstanding shape. Installation Notes : If you have a 1980 – 1982 STRAT, installing this part couldn’t be easier. Simply solder up the output wire from your jack and the bridge’s ground wire, screw on the pickguard, and you’re done! I have the original gold knobs and gold jack with mounting plate available separately. All the information I have about an item with many high-quality photos. I’m not a faceless business but a life-long guitarist who can give you the personal touch. Most important, I’m happy to share my knowledge and help my customers with their parts installation. You MUST notify me of a problem within 7 days of receipt, and return the item within 14 days of receipt. That seems only fair. I accept the fact that people make mistakes. Regardless of fault, I’ll do my best to solve any problems! This is not a lot to ask! If you have any questions, please ask them before the listing ends. Before emailing me – chances are your answer is already there! If you want some feedback anyway, leave it for me and I’ll return the favor. YOUR business is greatly appreciated! The item “1981 1982 Fender The STRAT Stratocaster loaded pickguard X1 bridge pup / pickups” is in sale since Sunday, November 25, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Guitar Parts\Pickups”. The seller is “livewire_guitarz” and is located in West Long Branch, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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- Brand: Fender
- Product Type: Pickups