This is a slick Fender Custom Shop 57 Stratocaster Relic in Black! This electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck, 57 Soft V Neck profile, an alder body, a set of hand-wound 50's spec pickups, and weighs 7 lbs 6 oz! This combo of specs provides you with incredible tones that truly nail the tones of the era!
The neck is made from quartersawn Maple and is shaped to a 57 Soft V Profile. The neck measure .850" in depth at the 1st fret and .990" at the 12th. This is a nice, medium-sized neck profile. The fretboard radius is 9.5" and it's topped with 6105 frets. A Classic Fender Nut Width of 1.650" and Scale Length of 25.5" provides a familiar Fender feel.
The body is made from Alder, the punchier, more assertive counterpart to Swamp Ash. This is the perfect wood choice for a Strat since it does so well clean or dirty. Paired with the 50s spec Strat pickups we get a less-bright-than-Ash tone but one that overdrives and plays dirty! The guitar is Reliced so it has been distressed courtesy of the Artisan-Level Agers at the Fender Custom Shop Factory. Finished in Black with a 1 ply white pickguard, this Strat is classic and timeless.
A set of Hand-Wound 1950s Spec Single Coil Stratocaster Pickups sounds phenomenal. A Master Volume and 2 tone controls are tied to a 5-way switch that grants access to all the quintessential Strat tones you'll need. These Hand-Wound pickups react to small adjustments to your volume or tone controls. Increased dynamic response and the ultimate in musicality are just two benefits of getting Fender's Finest.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of about 50 Fender Custom Shop instruments in inventory at all times. Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, or Jazz Bass we can help you design or find whatever special instrument you're looking for maybe!