Fender Strat Plus Deluxe USA –
Super Rare Mystic Black –
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The Fender Strat Plus Series was introduced by Fender in 1987 and was the highest end production model next to Fender’s Custom Shop guitars. Production was stopped in July of 1998.
This Plus Deluxe has the more desired LSR Roller nut – Fender American “Floyd Rose” Deluxe Locking bridge
All the information one could possibly want about Fender Strat Plus guitars is right here …. http://xhefriguitars.com/page2.html
From xhefri’s page …
“The above picture is a close up of a hard to find colour Mystic Black. In normal lighting it looks, well, black. But under bright light or direct sunlight, one can see the clear coat has a blue-green pearl flake in it. Very subtle, thus the reason is it mystic I suppose. 🙂 This colour was used between 1990 to around 1996 on some Plus Deluxe models and Ultra guitars.”
“I have owned hundreds of Strat Plus guitars. I have only seen this colour 3 or 4 time over the years and this is the only one I have ever owned. Essentially, it looks gloss black. But when the light hits it, it has a fine green metallic pearl in the clear coat. I talk about this colour on the Plus page in the area entitled Colour Controversy. This is a very rare finish that only came on a limited number of the Deluxe models. Once again this has the Fender Floyd Rose II Bridge and the Blue, Silver and Red Fender lace Sensors.”
This one is in almost in new condition with the exception of guard shrinkage.
The Blue Lace Sensor has increased output compared to the Gold Lace and has a warmer P-90 Gibson flavor to it. I like to use it ona clean amp setting for a powerful, rich, smooth blues or jazz sound. With distortion, it can be silky smooth with no raspy edges.
The Silver Lace Sensor gives a fatter vintage 70s Strat sound with a little increased output and more midrange. This pickup works great in switch positions #2 and #4 in giving those out-of-phase sound Strats are famous for.
The Red Lace Sensor is the hottest output of the Lace Series, and gives a fat, punchy humbucker sound. It has lot’s of bite and is most often used in the bridge. Some of the Tele Plus’ and the Strat Ultras used the Red Lace in a Dually configuration, often with a switch to split one of the two pickups off.