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Fender Custom Shop Founders Design Stratocaster Designed By JW Black
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J.W. Black always thought his time at Fender was completed, until he got the call to design a guitar for Fender Custom Shop’s 30th anniversary in 201...Click To Read More About This Product
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J.W. Black always thought his time at Fender was completed, until he got the call to design a guitar for Fender Custom Shop’s 30th anniversary in 2017. Outside of his work with artists for Fender Custom Shop, J.W. built guitars for a large number of doctor/lawyer clientele. “They were a weekend warrior guitar player collector group, and when you talked to them, you knew they were making a special gift for themselves,” he said.
J.W.’s Founders Design Stratocaster is inspired by this FMT “figured maple top” doctor/lawyer model he became known for. The ‘50s-style Stratocaster features a lightweight ash body with a Tobacco Burst color. Players will immediately notice the 5A quilt maple top true to his FMT models, alongside a 5A birdseye maple neck and ‘50s Stratocaster headstock.
The golden hardware includes vintage-style staggered tuning machines. “It’s still about Leo and how he served the musician,” he said. “It's taking his greatest designs and just adding modern twists, artist input, player input, and coming up with something that honors his original concept, but brings it up to standards for the modern player.”
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: 5A quilted Maple
Body wood: 2 piece Ash
Body finish: Polyurethane
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: Soft V
Neck wood: 5A Birdseye maple
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Jescar Evo Gold
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Neck: Abby Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single Coil Strat
Middle: Abby Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single Coil Strat
Bridge: Abby Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single Coil Strat
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage staggered
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Custom Accessory Kit; Engraved Bridge Cover; G&G Founders Design Signature Embroidered Thermometer Case; Signed Certificate of Authenticity
Country of origin: United States
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