Fender / Fender Stratocaster Elite / 1983 / Original Natural / Guitar

Presenting a very cool 1983 Fender Elite Stratocaster – a vintage option from a unique and experimental period in Fender’s history.


Designed by Dan Smith, John Page and Freddie Tavares as a response to the epidemic EMG equipped Strats that were popping up, the Elite was a real attempt by Fender to embrace the trend at the time for souped up guitars.


The pickups provide a familiar Stratocaster sound – but check out the internal pictures and you’ll see that there’s more than meets the eye! The Elite features a dummy coil for true humbucking sounds, as well as the TBX tone control system and an active mid-boost circuit (a precursor of the Clapton mid boost) for subtle tonal adjustments. It's easy to get to grips with and sounds excellent.


It’s great to play with a super comfortable medium-C neck profile, and a really nice evolution of the age old Stratocaster trem system. 


This guitar is totally original, with original frets, electronics, and finish. It also comes with its original hard shell case and a load of original paperwork, brochures and case candy.


Whether you're an experienced player or a collector, the Elite Strat offers an exciting alternative to your standard early 80’s Fenders, and is an authentic addition to any musical setup…

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ATB Guitars, UK  

Contact name:
Mike Long
Vintage Gibson, Fender and Martin from 1940's-1970's
Opening hours:
24 hours

Hello we’re ATB Guitars.

We are one of Europes leading sellers of vintage and rare guitars. We only sell vintage Gibson and Fender electric guitars from 1950 until 1975 and have an extensive inventory to browse in our bricks and mortar store in Cheltenham, UK or in our online web store.

Payment and p/x:

All prices are in UK GBP £ Sterling. Payment can be made by Paypal, bank transfer, cash, or money order cashiers cheque etc. 

Should you not be absolutely delighted with your purchase you may return it to Cheltenham, at your own expense, within 7 days from the date of delivery for a full refund. The item must not have been altered or tampered with in any way, and it must arrive in the same condition as it left us.

Postage and shipping:

We ship within the UK by Royal Mail Recorded (small items under 2Kg), TNT or UPS and Worldwide by Royal Mail Airmail Signed For (small under 2Kg) Parcelforce, UPS or FedEx. All shipping prices include expert packing, cartons and packing materials but not insurance which is typically around 2% of items value. Currently approx shipping rates for a single guitar are as follows:

UK excluding Northern Ireland and Highlands £29
Most of mainland Europe £49
U.S.A. £129
Asia £149 - £190
Rest of World including S. America £149 - £275


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