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Fender Custom Shop Custom Classic Strat V Neck
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The Fender Custom Classic V Neck Stratocaster features a thin-finished select alder and a lightly figured, "V"-shaped maple neck and a maple fingerb...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender Custom Shop's upgraded version of an American Series Stratocaster.
The Fender Custom Classic V Neck Stratocaster features a thin-finished select alder and a lightly figured, "V"-shaped maple neck and a maple fingerboard, with 22 medium-jumbo frets, and Fender Deluxe cast/sealed machine heads. The Classic Strat V Neck is loaded with 2 Modern Classic single-coil pickups (neck, middle) and a Hot Classic single-coil pickup (bridge) with a custom steel inductance plate. The Classic V Neck also has a 3-ply parchment pickguard and a Custom Classic 2-point synchronized tremolo with milled solid-stainless saddles, solid steel spring block, and pop-in arm.
- Model Name: Custom Classic Stratocaster "V" Neck
- Body: Select Alder
- Neck: Lightly figured maple, "V" shape, polished satin urethane finish
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" radius
- No. of Frets: 22 medium jumbo frets
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Width at Nut: 1.6875"
- Pickups: 2 Modern Classic single-coil pickups (neck, middle), 1 Hot Classic single-coil pickup (bridge) with custom steel inductance plate (All pickups have modern magnet stagger)
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (neck pickup), tone 2, no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
- Pickup switching: 5-position blade
- Bridge: New Deluxe 2-point synchronized tremolo
- Machine Heads: Fender/Schaller Deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuning machines Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
- Unique features: Aged white plastic parts
- Strings: Fender Super 3250R, nickel plated steel, (.010 to .046)
- Accessories: Strap, straplocks, cable, polishing cloth
- Case: Deluxe black hardshell case with black crushed velvet interior
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Bought it in 2007. I have been playing for 38 years. I just have not been able to replicate the typical bell and overtones and playability with this guitar. For one, the alder body is starting to separate almost a credit card distance from the neck. It doesn't stay in tune more than twenty minutes of continuous play, never mind using the trem. It has a poly sunburst finish that is checking seriously with an almost infinite number of tiny hairlike fractures in the finish. Is that enough to frighten you? I have babied this instrument but the sound initially was weak and tone almost dead unless overdriven. I changed the pups with Dimarzio's. Now, I bought a Player's Deluxe Strat with an ash body, Noiseless pups and the finish is fine. Sound is better and workmanship is better, as well as playability. So essentially I bought three times the guitar with the Mexican made guitar for a third of the price of the American made Custom Shop one. Surprisingly, my 2009 Amer. Standard Tele is a fantastic instrument. Still, my LP Standard and SG Supreme are far better in quality to the Custom Shop Strat. If you plan to spend 2k for a guitar, get a Gibson.
The Fender Custom Shop has made me a very happy working guitarist. First thing I did was set it up with some 11's but to be honest, it was a tone monster with the light strings already. Beautiful finish, but maybe a little delicate for the stage because I have already put tiny hairline little cracks in two spots where I lightly dinged it; more lightly than you would expect to cause a crack. BUT, the trade off is the aforementioned incredible tone. Really, I can't say enough about how this guitar sounds and plays. Fret work is better that I have ever had on a new guitar. Neck is a perfect V with the back in satin. Very comfortable contours. I think the only thing I am going to change is the saddles. Will go for the bent metal ones to get a little more "swirl" out of her and I think I have the guitar I will be playing till I die.