Dan Smith strats

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Lankytwang, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Lankytwang

    Lankytwang Strat-Talker

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    Out of curiosity.. I've Just been looking online at Dan Smith strats .I note that there were 2 knob and 3 knob versions.I assume (possibly wrongly ) that the 3 was standard controls...but how did the 2 knob version work?
     
  2. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Most Honored Senior Member

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    the 3 knob is standard... the 2 knob was a "later" change.. it only had a master volume and master tone..

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  3. Mr Dunlop

    Mr Dunlop Senior Stratmaster

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    The 2 knob is not considered a Dan Smith strat. Sellers use the name Dan Smith on the 2 knob to hike up prices.
     
  4. Lankytwang

    Lankytwang Strat-Talker

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    Thanks guys..I may have the opportunity to buy a 2 knob...supposedly in good condition. What do you think would be a fair price ..I don't want to bother the seller if it's out of my reach. It's an 83.
     
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    gofmusic Senior Stratmaster

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    I know nothing.

    By googled out of curiosity and found this:

     
  6. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Some prices from 2018 Ebay sales hardly saw any in 2019
    Strat 1983 Black £463 2 control model Jan-18
    Strat 1983 Sunburst £849 2 control model Feb-18
    Strat 1983 Black £582 2 control model Apr-18
    Strat 1983 Sunburst £849 2 control model May-18
    Strat 1983 Black £704 2 control model Jun-18
    Strat 1983 Butterscotch £599 2 control model Jul-18
    Strat 1983 Black £569 2 control model Aug-18
    Strat 1983 Ivory £521 2 control model Aug-18
    Strat 1983 Black £705 2 control model Sep-18
    Strat 1983 Black £600 2 control model Oct-18
    Strat 1983 Sienna Sunburst £733 2 control model Dec-18
    Strat 1983 Sienna Sunburst £720 2 control model Dec-18

    Dan Smith was of course one of the 3 Yamaha men (with Bill Schulz and John McLaren) who at saved Fender full details of the model here
    http://www.alston-family.co.uk/CBS/CBS.php
    towards the middle of the page
     
  7. CGHguitars

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    Can't comment on the pricing, but my first Strat was a 2 knob '83. It was different, especially the "FreeFlyte" trem, but otherwise a great guitar. I played it for several years in a cover band, and a couple of decades after. I loved it.
     
  8. Lankytwang

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    Thanks for all the info guys...I'm passing on this particular guitar..on reflection I would rather get a Jazz(already have a strat and a Tele)or a nice 330/335 style.