This is a beautiful Fender Custom Shop 57 Stratocaster Relic in Pewter! This electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck, 57 Soft V Neck profile, an Alder body, and a set of Handwound 50's spec pickups. All these wonder specs combine to give you incredible tones that truly nail the tones of the era!
The neck is made from a piece of Quartersawn Maple and 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. 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 Pewter, say, do we have any Clapton Fans in the audience?
The pickups are a set of Hand-Wound 1950s Spec Single Coil Stratocaster Pickups. 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 even very small adjustments to your volume or tone. Increased dynamic response and the ultimate in musicality are just two of the other added 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 Stratocaster's, Telecasters, Precision Basses, or Jazz Basses we are able to help you design or find whatever the special instrument you're looking for maybe!
The pictures in this listing are of the exact guitar that we have for sale. It has been fully set up in our shop by George MacPhail, playtested for functionality, then re-inspected and set up to your preferences before being shipped out. Plus, we'll never charge you for a case that was included with your guitar in the first place! Stop by the shop or give us a call to learn more about this or any of the other great Acoustic and Electric Guitars in our collection!