Fender Stratocaster Elite (1983, Green)

Here we have an uncommon Fender Stratocaster Elite 1983 in a rare translucent green finish. The Elite was a guitar design aiming to integrate active electronics into an upgraded Stratocaster design.  While sharing many elements with a traditional Stratocaster, the Elite model used a different tremolo bridge and tremolo arm system. As for the sound the guitar has individual push pickup selectors and EQ-boosting TBX and MDX circuits allowing for active/passive selection and a wide sound spectrum. The Elite Strat was only produced for two years from 1983-85, but the later Stratocaster Plus does share some features with it. This guitar is quite a bonny looking machine with the translucent green showing the underlying wood grain. Guitar lives in its case.