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Fender Custom Shop Proto Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard  Black Maple

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Classic looks with key innovations under the hood.

Proto Series models (formerly Pro Series) are the Fender Custom Shop's proving-ground instruments, built with distinctive features typically requested for Master Built guitars and basses. They've incorporated several such features into a special custom instrument-the 2014 Proto Stratocaster, which has a hand-selected light ash body and a AAA bird's-eye maple neck with the "number three" early-'60s "C"-shaped profile and a smooth satin finish.

Other features include a maple fingerboard with a 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, Texas Special neck and middle pickups, Super 55 Split-Coil Stratocaster bridge pickup, stripped-down control configuration (master volume, master tone, five-way pickup switch), Custom Classic tremolo system, locking tuners, and graphite nut for easier tuning and minimal string slippage.

FEATURES
  • Select lightweight ash body with AAA Birdseye maple neck
  • Early '60s neck profile
  • Maple fretboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Texas Special single-coil and Super 55 split-coil pickups
  • Nickel/Chrome hardware with Sperzel Locking tuners
  • Includes case

Enjoy classic looks with improved performance. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Proto Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard

  • Body
    Body Material: Select Lightweight Ash with Cutaway Heel
    Body Finish: Urethane
    Body Shape: Stratocaster
    Neck
    Neck Material: AAA Bird's-eye Maple
    Neck Finish: Urethane
    Neck Shape: Early '60s Oval "C"
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86mm)
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: Super 55 Split-Coil Strat
    Middle Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
    Neck Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: SSS
    Hardware
    Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
    Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Sperzel Locking
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
    Miscellaneous
    Included Accessories: Case, Cable, Strap, CruzTools Tool Kit, Certificate of Authenticity
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Fender Custom ShopProto Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
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4.0

Very Impressive Guitar

By Lenny

from Hicksvile, NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender Custom Shop Proto Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

    This is quite a beautiful guitar. Smooth as can be. Great Neck. Pickups are a little harsh and need to be changed. Otherwise an exceptional guitar. A big upgrade from the American Series and worth it. Just wish Fender put in better quality pickups.
    Straight out of the box the setup was pretty good. Definitely a keeper.

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