FENDER STRATOCASTER MODEL: ELITE
1983 - ROBERT QUINE
Hey all you Punk Rock fans you're going to love this offer! This guitar comes from Punk rock legend Robert Quine's personal collection. It's a rare, Fender Stratocaster Elite, solid body, electric guitar from 1983. It was made in the United States. The guitar is in mint condition. It has gold hardware, pearloid tuners, and includes the original Fender case. Everything works properly and the neck is straight. (We have another guitar from the Robert Quine collection here: Epiphone Casino.)
This guitar includes a package of collectables from both from Robert Quine's estate along with items related to his legacy.
The memorabilia from Robert's estate includes:
* Two sets of his original Fender strings (9-38's)
* A copy of Punk Magazine: Issue #6 with Robert, Richard Hell and the rest of the band in it from October 1976 ("The Legend of Nick Detroit")
* A promotional copy of the Blank Generation record album (33 1/3 LP)
* A Richard Hell and The Voidoids promotional photo
* All the original literature, guitar strap, and hardware that came with the guitar
In addition, the package includes:
* A copy of Richard Hell and The Voidoids "Blank Generation" on CD
* An extremely rare DVD of "Punking Out" with live footage of Richard Hell and The Voidoids at CBGB's from 1976-1977 shot by Ric Shore
* Original promotional brochure for Fender Elite series of guitars from 1983 (not shown in photo)
Here's the original description from the 1983 Fender Elite catalog (included with guitar):
Gold Elite Stratocaster - Available in six standard and nine custom body finishes (including three exciting new Stratobursts), with a choice of maple or rosewood fretboard. Fender's extra-heavy gold electroplated hardware adds elegant, long-lasting beauty. Voyagair case included.
Gold Elite Stratocaster
Pickups: noise-canceling system, 1 single-coil neck, 1 single-coil middle, 1 single coil bridge
Controls: master volume, master tone (TBX), mid-boost (MDX)
Pickup Switching: 3 push/push on/off
Scale Length: 25.5" (647.7mm)
Fretboard: RosewoodDescription from VintageSilvertones.com
Radius: 12" (305mm)
Neck Width at Nut: 1.700" (43.2mm)
Original retail price in 1983: $1155.00
Active preamp circuitry with special TBX and MDX controls and pickup noise reduction system
Freeflyte tremolo system
Security Lock Strap Buttons
Biflex neck with adjustable pitch
Deluxe tuning machines
Jumbo frets with 12" fretboard radius
Robert Quine was an original member of the seminal punk rock band Richard Hell and The Voidoids. He also played with Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Tom Waits, Marianne Faithfull, They Might Be Giants and many other musicians. Robert Quine died in 2004. For more information on Robert Quine see his web site. Here's a direct link to his gear. This package will include a letter stating the authenticity of the items from VintageSilvertones.com along with other documentation.
Please note the guitar could use a set up. I did not do it because it's in the exact state Robert Quine played it in last. It includes his standard strings of 9's-38's. I am preserving the guitar in it's original state so I didn't change anything. But if you'd like it set up by Robert's guitar tech I'd be glad to do upon request: no extra charge. You can have a set of his original strings put on or specify whatever gauge you prefer. Please note these preferences when purchasing the guitar.
Fender Stratocaster Elite
Item #: fend10001
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