As I told in the other post, need to sell some stuff of my collection because I have several unexpected bills to pay...
This time I´m selling a brand new old stock Fender USA made HM (Heavy Metal) Strat model, an amazing Metal axe from last 80´s. Only in production a few years, beteween 1988 and 1992. Guitar is from 1989 year... almost 20 years old (may we can say almost vintage??) and is in absolute pristine condition because was stored as part of my collection. Still it has the protective stickers on the bridge pickup cover and on the electronic rear cavity as shown on pics.
I must confess that I don´t like so much Fender Stratocaster guitars (O´m much into Ibanez, Kramer, ESP and Jackson), but when I had the chance to put a hand on this guitar late 1989, I was completely amazed about how different from any otehr Strat model I knew sonce that moment. Unreal comfortable and thinner maple neck than any other Strat, with a maple fingerboard that is completeley sweet and very fast to play. Sound in this guitar is killer. Even the single coils have the powewerful tone and high gain almost than humbucker. That´s was on the best point on guitar, is definetely a bomb. Even in othe superstrat models like Ibanez, Jackson etc.. single pickups are not so strong sounding like this. The bridge is the no more longer in production Kahler Spyder floyd licensed tremolo, with a particular touch who brings the guitar a nice sound and distinctive sound when using. So, as I told you, one single coil in neck position, other single in middle position and a Dimarzio "Super disortion" humbucker at bridge position. One volume and two tone knobs and a five switch position with also tiny switch to made humbucker single.
This guitar was the Fender answer to the superstrat fever in the late 80´s so popular with other models from manufacturers like Ibanez, Jackson, Kramer, Charvel etc... This excatly finish model was used during years as a endorsee by the amazing guitarplayer Greg Howe, and now can be listened again between some shred and heavy metal players like beautiful and awesome swedish player Lori Linstruth (www.lorilinstruth.com
) because guitar became very popular and collectable.
So.. if you like Strats but never like the neck touch and standard sounds this will be as a dream come true as happens to me. A guitar built to rock and shred. Guitar comes with an also NEW non Fender HSC (I was using the old Fender original case always to pick up other guitar and now is in poor condition that I bought a new one), trem arm, and all papers from factory (warranty book, fender´s users guide, warranty card etc...).
Price: 1500 euros. Must consider that is a truly rare find new and the same price I pay for this guitar in our spanish past coin "pesetas" (250.00 pesetas) for an almost 20 years discontinued since 1992 and quite collectable.
Guitar will be delivered through Spanish Mail Company "Correos". Will be very well package to be safe in a big box. Shipping rate to Europe us around 60 euros and overseas or US around 120 euros. People who can be interested email me or sent a private and I can provide a more accurate rate.
Here are the pics:
I enclose some vids where you can see and hear guitar:
- Greg Howe playing HM Strat in his teaching video:
- Grag Howe in a clinic:
- Lori Linstruth playing at home with rosewood fingerboard HM: