Tone and class are both top notch on this Fender Custom Shop ’57 Strat which is built with a roasted ash body as well as a roasted 3A flame maple neck – the roasting process eliminates excess moisture and sugars for rock-solid stability and extra punchy tones. The guitar has a three handwound Custom Shop pickups for a wide range of Strat tones. Super helpful when you’ve got some gain on tap.
Back in Summer of 2019, we were invited to visit the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, CA. after their Dealer Showcase Event in the deserts of Palm Springs. After touring the factory and talking shop with some of Fender's top Master Builders, Brett sat down in the design lab to create what would become Eddie's Guitars first exclusive Fender Custom Shop instruments.
This small run of Sparkle finish Strats takes some of our favorite appointments from the 1950s and meshes them with modern day appointments for the ultimate in sonic qualities and playability. For the person that craves the vintage Strat sound, but never wants to fight with their guitar, these are for you! We were also allowed to pick lumber to ensure that the lightest weight and most sonically interesting pieces were selected for our guitars.
Make no mistake - these do not just represent our favorite specifications, but simply some of our favorite Fender Custom Shop inventory to date. Please reach out with any questions!
Other specifications include:
Roasted Ash Body Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish Vintage Hardware Maple Roasted Flame 3A Neck 6105 Frets 9.5" - 12" Compound Radius 1.65" Bone Nut '57 Style Soft "V" Shape Neck, .850" @ 1st Fret / .990" @ 12th Fret Light Gold Anodized Pickguard Handwound 57 Strat Custom Shop Pickups 5-Way Switch Bone nut Hard Case 7 lbs 4 oz #R104155
If interested in this Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster Roasted Ash Heavy Relic, please contact us.