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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Maple Olympic White over Pink Paisley

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Product Price $4,900.0
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The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar will thrill any Strat fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close...Click To Read More About This Product

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A meticulous recreation of an iconic year and model.

The Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar will thrill any Strat fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close inspection reveals the remarkable workmanship and relic treatment that makes Custom Shop guitar so special. It's available in a vintage combination of Strat specs. It has a lightweight alder body with a tinted quartersawn "AA" maple neck sporting a soft V back shape. The maple fingerboard has 21 medium frets with fret ghosting and a 9.5" radius. Relic vintage hardware, a 3-ply pickguard and three handwound Ancho Poblano Strat pickups come together to produce a fantastic look and classic Strat tone. Includes hardshell case.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Relic Lacquer
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Vintage soft U
Neck wood: Maple tinted quartersawn
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 9.5"
Fret size: Medium with fret ghosting
Number of frets: 21
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.653" (42mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: Handwound Ancho Poblano
Middle: Handwound Ancho Poblano Reverse-wound, reverse-polarity
Bridge: Handwound Ancho Poblano
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Modern wiring
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: Vintage synchronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Limited edition Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States

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Fender Custom ShopLimited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Maple
 
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5.0

1957 on steroids *****

By Alwaystheblues

from Texas

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Comments about Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1957 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar, Maple:

I own four strats, one MIM standard, one American standard with fat 50s, one American Deluxe with N3s, and this 1957 limited edition CS heavy relic. Mine is lake placid blue over pink paisley.

Appearance
The strat looks amazing. Lake placid is a stand out color; however, there is not a bad choice on this build. All are unique and look fantastic. The relic job on my particular example is outstanding. The body looks like it has been though the ringer, and the dints ane paint wear/rub/chipping are spot on and very cool. The neck is worn right wear your expect and feels amazing. I could not believe how much better this neck felt over my American strats - perfectly broken in.

Playability
I was very skeptical and did not expect this strat to out play my American Deluxe. Wow, I was so wrong! The big frets and and worn soft v neck is the perfect combination for my style of play. I like to play thumb over the top and this shape lends to that perfectly. They guitar also came with a great setup and 10s, which is my preference.

Tone
This is where the guitar absolutely blew me away. The combination of the wood choice and the ancho poblano pickups is amazing. I usually practice through a tweed fender blues junior, and this guitar makes my American Deluxe sound and feel sterile. The lows are lower, the highs sparkle more, it is way more percussive, and the 57 responds to the touch like no other guitar I have played. You can go from spot on surf sounds, to Jimi, to SRV, to John Mayer with pickup selection and a amp volume / pedal. My other starts now sound like they are trying to mimic those sounds, whereas this 57 strat truly delivers those sounds. It really is night and day...I can't say enough about this guitar's tone and these pickups.

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