This Fender Custom Shop HSS Stratocaster gives you a ton of tones! Thanks to the great-sounding Shawbucker bridge pickup, this guitar can go from Alice in Chains to Hendrix. Possibly the perfect Strat for the cover band guitarist, you'll have most of the important bases covered with this beast.
The Shawbucker Bridge Pickup is a great choice as it plays well with pedals and modern preamps. Designed by acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw, the ShawBucker™ pickup is, in his words, "a new take on an old perception." The ShawBucker retains clarity and impressive note definition while remaining resistant to 60-cycle hum and other extraneous noise. Full of multi-dimensional tone with well-defined overtones, this open-coil pickup complements and balances your guitar's natural voice while playing well with other pickup designs. This humbucker is combined with a pair of hand Wound Fat 50's Single Coil's for authentically classic Fender tones. It's amazing just how much of a breadth of tone can be generated from this single guitar! A master volume and two tone controls are tied to a 5-way switch for access to all the tones you'll need.
It has a very comfortable 60's Oval C Neck profile. This is a great rock guitar! Easy bends, chords, vibrato, no matter the position. The neck is made from a piece of quarter sawn AA graded flame maple for looks and stability. A compound 9.5" to 12" inch radius ensures that every fret allows you to use it to it's fullest extent. 6100 frets are installed for a nice large playing surface. To top it all off the dark rosewood fingerboard is bound for a SUPREMELY cool look! Comfort, looks, and performance in one.
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 instrument 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 may be!