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Fender Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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  • Fender Custom Shop

    A beautifully sophisticated and elegant take on Fender's Deluxe Stratocaster.

    Fender's Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Strat is exactly that-a Deluxe Stratocaster model with custom features that combine the best of old and new, and some of Fender's most exotic woods to boot. Features include a lightweight ash body with a AAA quilted maple top, a carved access heel, thin urethane finish, a satin-finished AA flame maple neck with a large c-shape, 22-fret maple or rosewood fretboard with a 9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets, Abby handwound pickups, 5-way switching with modern wiring, and Elite tuners.

    Features

    • Hand selected ash body with AAA quilted maple veneer top
    • 25.5" Scale AA flame maple neck with a large "C" shape
    • 9.5" Radius dark Indian rosewood or 1-piece maple fretboard
    • "Abby's" handwound single coil pickups by Abigail Ybarra
    • Reverse wound/reverse polarity middle pickup
    • Master volume and Greasebucket tone controls
    • 5-Way pickup selector
    • Custom Classic Synchronized Tremolo
    • Chrome hardware with pearl button tuners
    • Includes Custom Shop hardshell case

    Order the Custom Deluxe and experience the epitome of Fender Custom Shop quality.

     
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    Fender Custom Shop2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fun to play (4)
    • Good feel (4)
    • Good pick up (4)
    • Solid electronics (4)
    • Good tone (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (4)
      • Practicing (4)
      • Recording (4)
      • Rock concerts (4)
      • Small venues (4)
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      5.0

      Just Received My Fender Custom Deluxe!

      By Doc

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Smokin Neck
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Had To Un-pack The Guitar

      Best Uses

      • I'll Sleep With This Babe
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      1. This guitar is put together well...excellent work thru-out...complete!
      2. The pickups and tone controls will blow your mind!
      3. The Large C' Neck will leave you breathless...YUMMY!
      4. Stays in Tune very well...even with Tremolo Use...just lube the nut...
      5. Set-up was spot on right out of the box...ready to play on the spot!
      6. The Guitar looks exceptional...so...this Deluxe has both great looks and exceptional tone...ease of play operation...man, it has it all!
      7. The Push'in Tremolo Arm is a Must! I love it...adjusted perfectly...You want it...it's there!
      8. Folks, I couldn't be happier. I don't mind taking the time to write this review!
      One important thing I think I need to add...Private Reserve treated me with care and Professionalism thruout the process of the new guitar selection...Pat was my representitive and he's totally knowledgeable and knows how to help a person trying to find a guitar! It can be confusing and Pat just makes it seem easy! Thank you Pat! Job Well Done! John B.
      a.k.a. "Doc"
      John B. Denton
      Denton, Texas
      "Son of the Republic of Texas"

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just Purchased...Going thru the Paces...

      By Doc

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics
      • The Tone Is In Find Out

      Cons

      • So far so good

      Best Uses

      • Fender Is Great For All
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      The Guitar is in route...UPS
      As soon as it gets here I will put it thru the paces and inform everyone.
      Fenders are great guitars. Sometimes they suffer from quality issues...
      I'm hoping this is not the case with this Guitar XN9026
      The air is so thick I can cut it with a knife! The anticipation is Great!
      I've got serious GAS for this Guitar!
      Private reserve sent me photos and it's a beauty...
      ***Check back in about a week and you'll get the real story behind this Stratocaster!

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Custom Shop Winner

      By SenorHefty

      from New York City

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I've had this guitar for about a month now. I've waited to post a review, untill I had played it a lot, and became really familiar with its' sound, playability, and features. I can now state unequivically that this is the finest guitar I've ever played.Yes, fender Custom shop guitars are quite expensive, but considering the build quality, fit and finish, and incredible tone, I think they represent good value.
        Firstly, this guitar arrived in absolutely perfect condition,[thanks Musicians Friend] including spot on intonation. The action was a little low for my tastes, but a few turns of the included Allen Wrench took care of that. Secondly, it played like a champ. Gorgeous maple neck and fretboard with a beatiful feel and frets that were just right. Finally, it produced the Strat sound of my dreams. The Abby Ybarra pickups are a revelation. They bite, without being at all harsh, and the 2 and 4 positions quack like a duck. Also, it has incredible sustain. Each note sings untill you cut it off.
        As an added bonus, it looks great too. A quilt maple top gives it a special appearance [also adds to the sustain], and the pearl tuners are gravy. Add to this a Jeff Beck synchronized tremelo And bridge [Fenders best, IMHO] and you wind up with very close to the perfect guitar.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wow

        By Ticker

        from Tulsa, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Custom Shop 2012 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I have owned a 60's Mustang, a 60's Tele, and two 70's Strats.
          They all had value as collectibles, but they weren't built this well, nor did they play as well as this.

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