Seventy-five years ago, the Fender Stratocaster forever changed the musical landscape. With beauty, function and innovation all coalescing into one curvaceously artistic workhorse, the Strat® has become synonymous with the term electric guitar and has inspired countless new playing styles, and even and new genres altogether. To celebrate this rich legacy, we’re proud to present the Fender Custom Shop 75th Anniversary Stratocaster.
The two-piece select alder body is finished in a decadent “Diamond Pearl” nitrocellulose lacquer. This is a color that has only been made available on this limited edition 75th Annivesary model. It's absolutely gorgeous, and is accented perfectly with the gold hardware and anodized gold pickguard. But what really stands out is the lightly tinted quartersawn 5A figured birdseye maple neck. Be sure to check out the photos and zoom in to see how nice the grain is. 5A birdseye maple is typically a very significant upcharge, but comes as part of the package for this 75th Anniversary model. It's super comfortable to play, as well, with a ’60 “oval C” profile (the most popular for Custom Shop Strats). It's topped with a round-lam, dark rosewood fingerboard with narrow tall frets, mother-of-pearl face dots and cubic zirconia side dots. The eight-hole gold anodized pickguard holds three hand-wound Fat ’60s pickups (with reverse-wound/reverse-polarity in the middle), five-way switching and Fat ’50s Strat wiring for powerful tone with transparent bloom. These are some of our favorite Strat pickups here, and are very versatile. They deliver sweet 1960s single-coil Stratocaster sound with plenty of crisp articulation. The overwound design gives these pickups added low-end punch for an extra shot of modern attitude.
Other features include Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines with pearl buttons, bone nut, and “wing” string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Other specs include:
Model # 9231012924
Body: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Fingerboard Material: Round-Lam AAA Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: 5A Birdseye Maple
Neck Shape: 60s Oval "C"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot
Side Dots: Zircon 3mm
String Nut: Bone
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '60s Single-Coil Strat®
Pickup Configuration: SSS
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
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
Pickup Covers: Aged White
String Trees: Single Wing with Tall Metal Spacer
Switch Tip: Vintage White
Tremolo Arm: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo, White Pearl Buttons
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
7 lbs 7 oz
For more information about the Fender Custom Shop instrument, please contact us.