Since the idea of an new, yet aged, guitar emerged in the 90s via Don Was and the Fender Custom Shop, Fender has established themselves as the place for authentic relic work, especially the Journeyman level guitars. As such, it's somewhat of a rarity to see a non-aged FCS guitar like this '57 Strat in White Blonde (Fender's NOS finish, for those keeping score at home).

The '57 Stratocaster is considered by many players and collectors to be the best Strat ever made. This year featured a more pronounced V neck carve and the end of bakelite part use by Fender. What's especially cool about this Custom Shop Strat is its Eric Clapton V neck carve - meaning, the same carve found on his signature model Strat. Eric has long been associated with this era Strat and its V carve so it's a cool nod to that history by the FCS. 

Aside from the striking, and thick, one piece Vinyl Black pickguard and Clapton V carve neck, this is a FCS '57 Strat through and through: 2 piece Ash body (sorted for light weight), plain grain maple neck, Fat 50s pickups, 5-way, volume/tone/tone, 6105 frets, 1.65" nut, and more modern 9.5" radius.

Bridge, twanging bridge position tones, fat neck pickup tones....this is the perfect Strat for players looking to capture a bit of that '57 magic but want to add their own wear and tear. 

Priced with hardshell case.

  • White Blonde, NOS Finish
  • 2 piece Ash Body, sorted for light weight
  • Maple neck, plain grain
  • 9.5" radius
  • 1.65" bone nut
  • Eric Clapton V neck carve (.82"-.92")
  • 6105 frets, 21
  • Vinyl Black single ply pickguard, white plastics
  • Fat 50s pickups (middle pickup is reverse-wound)
  • 5-way, volume, tone, tone
  • Vintage style tuners
  • American Vintage Strat bridge
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • R120660
  • lbs oz
The Music Emporium

The Music Emporium

Brand New
10 Years
The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
3:58 AM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.