1998 Lace Stratocaster Metallic Red - RARE 1/72

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1998 Lace AGi Stratocaster

When you hear the name, "Lace Music Products" in the guitar world, you immediately think of the famous Lace Sensor single coil pickups that were used on many Fender guitars such as the Clapton Signature Strat, Strat Plus-- especially in the 80's.   Lace/AGI is still in business making pickups, and they have manufactured guitars such as the "Helix" and "Huntington" line guitars. But here, we have a rarity-- an actual guitar made in the late 90's in a small, special run of only 72. I only know this, because when I researched the guitar, new, after acquiring it in 2001, I contacted 1985 Lace founder Don Lace, and he informed me that this was part of an initial run of 74 made at the Sumer factory in Korea to his specifications. I have that 2001 email from Don (now deceased), and will include it in the case.  

AGi stands for Actodyne General International, who made Lace guitars at one time (the guitar says “AGi” on the TR cover). This one is a Metallic Red (gorgeous deep, almost candy apple red); It is pretty much unplayed MINT condition. Again, a limited run of 72, and only a few of those in red.  US AGi Lace Sensor pickups (I think maybe Holy Grails). I actually like the contours of this guitar more than a Fender Strat-- it is slimmer. The neck is a direct-access (no plate) 4-bolt-on. It has pearloid plastic, a rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets, and other good-quality parts:  Gotoh MG-7 locking tuners; Wilkinson bridge; a 5-way switch; 2 TONE controls and 1 VOL, with Fender-type knobs and input jack. It has a nice hard-shell case (Fender) with black lining.  The tremolo bar is included, as well as the manual for the locking tuners and an extra spring for the tremolo. It needs strings and a minor setup to make it really sing.  

This is an nice find for the price, well-made and rare.

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