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Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar Chartreuse Sparkle 

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Overview
  • Made in U.S.A. by Fender Custom Shop
  • Custom Artists Series
  • Alder body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $4,900.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $980.00
  • Your Price:
    $3,92000

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Honoring the pioneer of surf guitars.

"The Beast" (Dick's name for it) is the all-time favorite of the man who started the surf sound. Made by the Fender Custom Shop for the Custom Artist Series. Includes reverse headstock, vintage tremolo, 3 custom '50s pickups (bridge set at reverse angle). Available in chartreuse sparkle only. Includes brown Tolex case with gold poodle plush lining, strap, and cable.

Features
  • Made in U.S.A. by Fender Custom Shop
  • Custom Artists Series
  • Alder body
  • Special shape maple neck with reverse headstock
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 21 frets
  • Three custom '50s pickups with special switching
  • Master volume control
  • Bridge set at reverse angle
  • Original synchronized tremolo
  • Hardshell case

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Fender Custom ShopCustom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

This is IT!

By Mike Stellar

from FL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • expensive
  • Pricey

Best Uses

  • everything

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've never been a big strat fan, I usually prefer Jag's and JM's straight into Fender amps, but this strat blew me away. It's unbelievable straight into a twin reverb, with the verb turned up to 8, the extra harmonics drive the springs crazy (not harsh-buzzing crazy, but the super infinite almost-self-resonating crazy [other reverb circuits might not respond the same]).

Not looking for surf-tone? - this strat does a fantastic Hendrix rendition with a Marshall amp and a good fuzz. I've tried a lot of other strats, from imports and American standards with aftermarket pickups to custom shop '56 and '61 reissues, but none of them could get the tone I was looking for. No other guitar sounds this good into Marshall amp.

Even the Mesa loves this guitar, the brightness comes through with sweet clarity, and it's easy to tame.

And it feels wonderful, too. It has a moderately small C-shape neck, not as thin/flat as the modern American standard neck, but it's still pretty small with a nice rounded C profile. Pretty light, too.

The chartreuse sparkle is great, under bright lights it really looks like a bright gold. The quality is flawless, smooth and no runs in the glitter. It's a bit flashy, but the plain pickguard tones it down a little.

The reverse headstock looks cool, I guess, but it's a pain to tune and restring if you're not used to it. That's my only complaint about this guitar.

Overall highly recommended: Feels great, looks great, sounds even better. This is the be-all end-all ultimate strat.

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5.0

Surf's Up!

By Tikitaboo

from Surf Capital of the World...Hawaii

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Everything about it is wonderful. The tone is unbelievably clear. I crank the Fender reverb tankstraight through the Custom 15 Twin with this guitar & it's surf heaven. The sound, the look, & the feel is all good...a very special guitar.

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5.0

Tame the beast!

By Mike-BSlrp

from Oceanside CA

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I own this guitar, it is all power, and coupled with a Vox ACBM130 it roars. This is a fun axe, and I own many. It's unique amongst the Strats, wondeful sustain and tone. Perfect neck. I spoke with DD at a recent concert and had him sign it for me. Albeit this one is not for everyone, it is far more versitile than surf, as one would be lead to beleive. If you want somthing off the beaten path, than this is for you. If this would be your only Strat, than I would recommend trying many; however, I think you will agree, this is one rippin axe.

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By Sick Roy Martin

from Vista, CA

Comments about Fender Custom Shop Custom Artist Series Dick Dale Signature Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've had the dubious honor of test driving one of these beasts. not only is this the best looking guitar I have ever seen, but it ranks in my all time top 3 for feel and playability. It sounds great for the few surf licks I know, and playing with the reverb and delay it really gets down to business. And when I cranked out a few punk songs I was pleasantly surprised. This has enough juice to be a great rock guitar.(I guess for the price they had better put in some pick-ups that can do anything). The paint job is beautiful and the reverse headstock makes it look like it's more than "just another strat", which is perfect for me cuz I'm not a huge fan of the strat. With this, though, I'm a huge fan. I might even make this my main squeeze (If I had the to spend on it).

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