At the end of the resurgent "Dan Smith" era, Fender introduced a new Stratocaster with only two control knobs and a input jack mounted on the top of the body for 1983 and 1984. This guitar is referred to as the "Standard Stratocaster" (not to be confused with the later Made in Mexico Strat of the same name). 

Years of Production:
 1954 - present

Body Style: Solidbody, double cutaway 

Wood Composition: Alder body, Maple neck with veeneer Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, dot inlays, 3 single-coil pickups, 3-way pickup selector, two control knobs, top-mounted input jack

Notable Players:  Bob Dylan, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour 

Product Specs

  • Stratocaster
  • Black
  • 1983
Made In
  • United States

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Reviews for the Fender Stratocaster Black 1983
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  • Excellent Strat

    Verified Purchase

    This strat is smooth and easy to play. Quality throughout and excellent strat sound. I am 100% satisfied with this guitar.

  • Guitar Seller from Hell

    Verified Purchase

    Stay away from buying from The Guitar Collector. Just bought a bastardized 1983 Amer Std Strat. Even though it's an 83 and one can expect some wear and tear, the item has many non-OEM cheap replacements. not oem pickuard, some chinese crap. loose control knobs. Has a Hrdtail body with a floating bridge??? Non OEM bridge. A real piece of junk.