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Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1959 Stratocaster Relic LTD (Team Built) Electric Guitar   

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A team of luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop under the direction of master luthier John English has re-created the Strat from 1959 for a limited run ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A limited edition of 100, team-built at Fender's Custom Shop.

A team of luthiers at the Fender Custom Shop under the direction of master luthier John English has re-created the Strat from 1959 for a limited run of only 100 instruments.

This Master Design Strat has also been given the relic treatment to show years of natural wear and tear with all the nicks, scratches, rusty hardware, aged plastic parts, and worn finish of a guitar that has paid its dues with years of hard rocking. Its one-piece alder body has a tinted nitrocellulose finish with a single-ply white pick guard. The one-piece maple neck has a C-shaped profile, and a 9-1/2" radius African rosewood fingerboard. Nickel/chrome hardware includes Fender/Gotoh tuners and an American Vintage synchronized tremolo with ashtray cover. Of its 3 custom wound Fat '50s single-coil pickups, the middle pickup is reverse wound, reverse polarity to cancel hum. Includes a custom black hardshell case with an emerald-green crushed velvet interior, a Limited Edition certificate, a DVD interview with master luthier John English, and a Master binder with copies of John English's notes and bio.

  • Custom Shop Limited Edition Series
  • Select solid alder body
  • Maple neck with C shape and a tinted nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • African rosewood fretboard with 9-1/2" radius and 21 narrow jumbo frets
  • 3 custom-wound Fat '50s Strat single-coil pickups with middle pickup reverse wound, reverse polarity for hum canceling in switch positions 2 and 4
  • Master volume, tone 1 (neck pickup), and tone 2 (bridge and middle pickups)
  • 5-position pickup selector blade
  • Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuners
  • American vintage synchronized tremolo with ash tray bridge cover

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This guitar rocks!

By Gabriel-nhFa.

from Boulder, Colorado

I purchased one of these guitars about a month ago and absolutely love it to death. It's the best Strat I've ever owned and I've owned quite a few over the years. I sold my James Tyler and Tom Anderson guitar after buying this guitar... not that I needed the money, but because the '59 English rendered those guitars useless. I couldn't be happier with my new Strat. If you can get one, do it. You won't regret it. And they'll probably be worth some money in the future as this is a limited run from the Fender Custom Shop. Good luck.Sincerely,Gabriel Perrywww.flupe.com

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