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This Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 57 Stratocaster Relic pays homage to one of the most desirable vintage Stratocaster years, with a few creature comforts from later Fender designs. The 2-piece alder body dressed in a wide-fade 2-tone burst and fitted with a white single-ply pickguard. Pickup covers are parchment, matching the volume and tone knobs. The arm-wear on the upper bout is to the wood, revealing touches of the yellow undercoat beneath the burst. Lower bout wear below the jack plate, belt rash, and other various nicks and dings are extremely authentic looking, matching the aged hardware and plastics.
The neck is rift-sawn maple that features the ’57 soft “V” neck profile. 1st fret depth measures .850” and beefs up to a substantial .990” at the 12th. Fingerboard wear is to the wood on the treble strings from 1st to 7th frets. The back of the neck is to the wood seamlessly from roughly the first fret to the 12th. Traditionally a 1957 Stratocaster would have the tight 7.25” radius and small vintage frets but the Custom Shop has increased the playability of this one with the modern 9.5” radius and the fan-favorite narrow/tall 6105 frets.
This guitar sports a fun combination of all hand-wound pickups. The bridge is a Texas Special, the middle is a is a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity Fat 50s (for hum-cancelling in 2 and 4), and a 57 Strat in the neck. All controlled by a 5-way with a master volume and 2 tones.
This Fender Custom Shop 57 Strat weighs in at a comfy 7 pounds, 8 ounces and ships complete with a tweed hardshell case, COA, and case candy.
- 57 Soft "V" Neck Profile
- 6105 Narrow Tall Frets
- All Hand-Wound Pickups with RWRP Middle
- Nitro Lacquer with Relic Level Finish Treatment
- Bone Nut
- Tweed Hardshell with COA and Case Candy
- Light 2-Piece Alder Body
- 9.5" Fingerboard Radius
|Body Material:||Alder, 2pc|
|Neck Material:||Maple, Rift Sawn|
|Fingerboard Inlay:||Micarta Black .250"|
|Body Shape:||57 Strat, Deep Body Contours|
|Fret:||21 Narrow Tall 6105|
|Neck Profile:||'57 Style Soft "V" .850"-.990"|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage Style Keys with Fender Logo|
|Bridge Pick-up:||Hand Wound Strat Texas Special Bridge Relic|
|Middle Pick-up:||HW Strat Fat 50's Middle RWRP Relic|
|Neck Pick-up:||HW 57 Strat Neck Relic|
|Controls:||Fat 50's Strat Relic, 5 Way, Vol, Tone, Tone|
|Bridge:||Vintage Strat Relic|
|Finish:||Wide Fade 2-Tone Sunburst, Relic, Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Case:||Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Tweed|