If you lean this relic Strat up in the corner of the room, it looks like exactly that- an old Strat. Whomever relic'd this guitar was on his "A" game that day and I can certainly appreciate the dedication to craft. The Dakota Red color is strong and very vintage-looking. One of Fender's better custom colors, in my opinion. This one weighs in at a stunning and quite back-friendly 7 lbs, 7 oz., so we've both hit the weight lottery right there. Anything in the 7's is great for a Strat, especially a Custom Shop version. You can get a bowling ball on occasion- trust me we've had a few over the years. The tone's all there if you can pull it out- after all, it's all in the hands, man. The neck has a nice, substantial heft- not the "thin C" you're apt to find in any big box store across the land. Next, let me top all of this off with a full and complete package. Voila! You are looking at exactly what we're world-famous for: the best available, backed by the best service to be found on your planet. I know that wasn't exactly "Moby Dick," but I think the pertinents are there and sometimes, it can be enough. Especially if you're on the go. Now that this is done, maybe it's time to either catch a nap or work on an old classic. "Call me Ismael..."
|2013||Near Mint||Dakota Red||Original Hard|
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