This Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt '57 Stratocaster Relic Aged Fire Mist Gold Guitar is a reorder from the NAMM 2010 guitar that we previously had in stock. When we saw this on the rack at NAMM 2010 we knew it had to come back with us. When that one sold we reordered it. This is was built by Masterbuilder Todd Krauss. If you follow the Fender Custom Shop at all you know that Todd Krauss' guitars are highly sought after. This guitar plays and sounds like no other and the Aged Fire Mist Gold finish is awesome. And it has been given the killer Fender Relic treatment and is ready to play. If you are looking for a classic Fender Stratocaster, look no further. The 1957 Fender Strat is one of the most sought after guitars in the world and this guitar delivers the goods. This Masterbuilt Strat features the 7.25" neck radius that is standard on every original Fender '57 Strat but this neck is a AAA Flamed Maple Neck. So top it all off with the vintage Fat 50's Pickups and the vintage fender hardware this Fender Stratocaster is a must have.
This Fender Custom Shop Strat boasts an ash body with a lacquer finish. The tinted 1-piece quartersawn maple neck is wrapped with a polyurethane finish and sports a "V" shape. The single-ply pickguard and 5-way pickup switch with three single-coil pickups.
Heavy Relic Treatment - What's the deal???
As a member of the Fender Custom Shop Time Machine Series, this Strat is treated with the Heavy Relic treatment. This means the instrument is finished to resemble an instrument that has enjoyed a long life of heavy use. This includes significant wear and tear to the finish, dings & nicks to the body, neck, and headstock, and aged hardware. The end result is an instrument that looks like it's been around for a while and plays like a broken-in instrument. After playing one of the Heavy Relic Time Machine Strats there is no other way to go. Just like your favorite old pair of jeans it just feels right.
Classic feel and tone with the '57 Heavy Relic Strat!
Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt by Todd Krause '57 Strat Relic Guitar Specifications:
Series: Time Machine Series
Model Name: 1957 Stratocaster® Relic®
Model Number: 921-6600-683
Colors: Aged Firemist Gold
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Body: Premium Ash Body
Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Mid 50s Soft V Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard: AAA Flame Maple, 7.25 Radius
No. of Frets: 21 Dunlop® 6105 Narrow Jumbo Frets
Pickups: Fat 50's Pickups
Controls: Master Volume, 2 Tone
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickups
Position 5: Neck Pickup
(Modern Wiring Circuit)
Bridge: Original Vintage Bridge
Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware: Faded Chrome/brass
Pickguard: 1-Ply White Bakelite, (5-Hole)
Scale Length: 25.5 (648 mm)
Width at Nut: 1.650 (42 mm)
Unique Features: Mid 50's Soft "V" Shape Neck, Black Dot Position Inlays, Bone Nut, Vintage Styling, Relic® Finish Shows Natural Wear and Tear of Years of Heavy Use, Nicks, Scratches, Worn Finish, Rusty Hardware and Aged Plastic Parts.
Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
Accessories: Deluxe Custom Hardshell Case (Gold Velvet Interior), Strap, Cable, Polishing Cloth, Certificate of Authenticity
Case: Deluxe Custom Hardshell Case
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