Fender Deluxe Powerhouse Stratocaster 2000 Lake Placid Blue

Very Good
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About This Listing

Not a common model and refered to as 'A poor mans Clapton Strat', but a pretty cool one. Bottom tone knob is actually an active mid boost [which can be increased further, by snipping a component if you check mod guides]. But works well as is - fattening up a strong tone even further.

Pickups are standard Alnico V's I believe.

Lovely colours all round - Lake Placid Blue is fetching in most lighting conditions especially natural daylight and the maple neck shaft and rosewood fingerboard have darkened gracefully over time - it is 2 decades old!

While I've not had it that long, as much as I like it, I'm sadly finding the modern C neck profile a bit too thin for my liking, which is the main reason for listing it here.

Now to the inevitable disclaimers, detailing the less appealing features...

There's a few minor dinks on this guitar, mostly body, but one or two on the headstock and one on back of neck [see pics] - natural use over time will do that - no suprises there. Still easily playable and hardly what you can call 'reliced'. Obligatory finish splits in the neck pocket corners - not strutural!

So that there's also no other surprises, I'm informing you that this guitar has had some amateur work done on the fretboard [prior to it coming into my hands]. Presumably during an attempt at a fret dress? This wasn't declared to me upfront, so I'm changing that and letting you know!

You'll see from my photos that there's been some noticeable brushstrokes across the board between the frets. It's not a hindrance when played, but it may annoy you on a visual aspect when caught in the wrong light, as you can see some light scoring... I've not attempted to rectify or cover this up. You've been duly informed!

Frets do have some wear. Not noticed any choking out [and I bend a lot], but like any older axe, it could benefit from a fret fettle / dress. A polish to hide some of those pesky brush marks may be an idea to, if they're that offensive... Maybe review that nut? Not sure what it's made of...

Trem [vibrato!] bar / arm is a new replacement one from Fender. Unsuprisingly this MIM Strat came to me with out one [Why do so many arms get lost?].

No mods by me. Just replaced a couple of overly long saddle adjustment screws for shorter ones, to make resting palm more comfortable on the bridge.

If the neck shape was fatter, I'd be keeping this, despite its flaws, but it would get neglected in favour of other instruments, so I may as well move it on. And space. I'm running out of space.

So a great foundation guitar that needs some TLC - care to be the one to provide it?

Will come in a Fender gigbag and be well packed [if being shipped in the UK].

Collection can be arranged.

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Product Specs

Listed6 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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