Here’s a great playing Fender Strat built by an experienced player using genuine Fender USA and Custom Shop parts sourced from US guitar parts reseller The Stratosphere in Brentwood New Hampshire - https://stratosphereparts.com/
From The Stratosphere –
“We have been helping the world build a better guitar every day now for the past 16 years. We are best known for offering the largest selection of brand name necks & bodies anywhere. Our customers range from working musicians to repair shops to some of the most famous guitar players in the music industry.”
Fender Custom Shop 1957 Relic maple neck – roasted maple, 57 light V profil. , gold tuners. Neck date 10 December 2020. 6105 frets, 9.5” fingerboard radius, black dots. US$1299
Fender American Original 50s solid body in Translucent White & loaded with CS Fat 50s pickups. Vintage style bridge & block with trem. Gold hardware. US$899
The result is a fabulous 50s style Fender Stratocaster in a most unusual Translucent White finish. The body virtually seems to “glow” in certain angles of light. It has an almost light blue or subtle mauve shade in finish, which allows the beautiful natural grain of the body wood to show through.
When you add up the $$$ above plus Aussie GST + import duty + shipping, it actually comes to an amount similar to a (second hand) Fender Custom Shop guitar. Except it was built specifically to the owner’s requirements, and it’s new.
The pics with Stratosphere logo are photos of the actual neck and body supplied. The neck is from a Custom Shop Strat originally with the serial # CZ547939 as shown. The guitar was originally from Manchester Music Mill in UK. But once the guitar is stripped down, Stratosphere does not ship the original guitar’s Certificate of Authenticity or spec sheet with the parts. They do supply a COA with specific parts where possible – eg the body of this one.
This guitar is in brand new condition. The trem arm is included but it has never been attached to the body. This lovely Strat has been used sporadically in a home and studio setting, and is ready to rock.
Comes in a hard shell SBK case in new condition, along with Fender info, tags and Certificate of Authenticity for the body.