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Master-built at the Custom Shop in a 250-guitar limited edition run.
This splendidly crafted Master-Built Strat features a 2-piece select alder body with a silvery white gold leaf finish. Its one-piece maple neck has a C-shaped profile and a 9-1/2" radius maple fretboard. It is equipped with Custom '50s single-coil pickups, and features an engraved limited-edition neck plate. It comes with a limited edition hardshell case, a Limited Edition Certificate, strap, and cable, and for an added bonus, a Custom Shop mirror that is perfect for your music room wall.
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The guitar is one of a kind, i wish they applied this manner of creation, selection and assembly of parts and hardware as well as the absolutely perfect finish on all aspects of a strat possible to all everyday strats! It was most likely the old way, before the big takeover, when guitars were like newborn babies to their creator, cared for through all stages from raw material until pieces of art ready to be used what they're made for..
Basic, 3 clear & classic sounding pickups, 1 volume & 2 tone pots, old fasion 6 screw (vintage style) tremolo, anodized pickguard, full maple neck and 6 classic style tuners, no additions whatsoever. All functions in the most familiar way with exception tothe bridge pickup, the lower tone pot handles her as well. Gourgeous looks, very exclusive yet cool and all seems to be selected and assembled with the utmost care, far more than i ever encountered on any CS strat i heald in hands myself, the neck seems a bit fat yet so easy to move my fingers about due to - i guess - its really metaculously finished fretwork and neck profile, i don't even know how to explain how this works.. The choice of pickups seems a safe one, the output seems on the lower side - think 50's - and sound is open, long sustaining and clear and warm all at the same time, every note seems to want to enter your ears smoothly and stunning!
So its features however more than excellent are basic, no less no more.
With this guitar there are no flaws, no buzz nor other downside. This is top notch quality, there's no doubt in my mind that it always can be better than what we think is best. This guitar is living proof. It plays like a well kept old 911, smooth around the corners while cutting air as a pair of scissors in the hands of god! I'm reluctant to use her outside the house since she's a bit of a looker(..) and that's what keeping me from playing her on stage. But we'll see, if there's no other future i'll have to start wearing her out gradually.
Due to all properties mentioned earlier its value is beyond any estimation, at least to me personally.
I wanted a strat and this caught my eye when looking at a Thinline custom shop tele relic at my local guitar shop. I ended up buying both and they are both briilliant. The Strat does exactly as it says on the tin, looks a million dollars and sounds even better than that. The list prices are high but I think both are classics of the future. No regrets at all.
Let me tell you that this guitar is amazing. All my life i wanted a limited edition custom shop guitar and now i finally got one. I had to sell my car to buy this guitar but let me tell you i don't regret it one little bit. This guitar will be handed down for generations it is truly a work of art. Beyond amazing!