Welcome to the Troposphere. The lowest layer of our Earth’s atmosphere lies just below the Stratosphere and is the place where earthy sounds meet the cosmos. The Limited Edition Tropo Strat features a new set of pickups that deliver those cosmic tones to the most discerning ear. Developed in the Custom Shop by master builder Paul Waller, Tropo Strat pickups are underwound, sweet-sounding pickups that allow more headroom with overdriven sounds and clean up for the most delicate tones to emerge. It’s a calibrated pickup set with ’50s-style formvar wire on the bridge pickup, a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, and ’60s-style enamel wire on the neck pickup.
The Troposphere Strat features a two-piece off-center-seam alder body and single-piece tinted rift-sawn maple neck with a ’57 soft “V” back-shape, 7.25”-9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium vintage frets. Tropo pickups feature five-way switching and vintage modified #2 wiring with tone-saver treble bleed. Other features include a single-ply eggshell pickguard, hardtail Strat bridge with “Pat-Pend” saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Other specifications include:
Model Name: Limited Edition Troposphere™ Strat® Hard-Tail Heavy Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Super Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst Model Number: 9231012532 Series: Limited Edition Color: Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst Body Shape: Stratocaster® Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V" Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm) Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Medium Vintage String Nut: Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Fingerboard: Maple Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo Single Coil Strat® Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo RWRP Single Coil Strat® Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo Single-Coil Strat® Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SSS Bridge: 6-Saddle Hardtail with "Pat. Pend." Saddles Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Orientation: Right-Hand Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell Control Knobs: Vintage White Switch Tips: Vintage White Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity 6 lbs 11 oz #CZ549209
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