This is a fine example of the work that the team at Fender Custom Shop can do when they really want to do something special. Superior craftsmanship, great wood selection, and attention to detail combine to produce a guitar that is visually appealing, great playing, and awesome sounding. Classic Fender tone on a first class playing instrument.
This brilliant Custom Shop Reissue combines faithful vintage styling with flawless modern performance.
Not to be confused with mass-market import versions, this excellent guitar is entirely US made in the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, California, and supplied with its Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual, accessory kit and original hardshell case.
Solid figured ash body – appears to be one piece
Thin lacquer finish in Cobalt Blue Translucent
One-piece birdseye maple neck and fingerboard with abalone inlays
22 jumbo frets
Gold anodised pickguard
Original Strat volume & tone controls and 5 way switch
Custom Vintage Two Point synchronised tremolo with white cover plate (with plastic cover still attached)
3 x Dawgtown special order vintage 60s single coil pickups (great custom scatter-wound pickups - look ‘em up)
Sperzel Trim-Lock locking tuners – staggered – no string trees
Fingerboard radius: 9.5"
Nut width: 1 & 11/16"
Custom Shop neck plate – serial # CN94xxx
Weight: 8.8 lbs
This guitar is in immaculate condition. The birdseye maple figuring on the neck is stunning, and the abalone inlays have a luminous glow about them. The frets are almost as new with no obvious wear. There are a few very light scratches on the back, and some light natural striations in the lacquer are starting to appear – in a nice way. There are no marks, chips, digs or dents on the top, and no tarnishing of the metal parts.
The upgraded Dawgtown pickups are a real plus – way sweeter than the original Noiseless versions on this guitar. This CS Strat sounds great, looks stunning without being ostentatious, and just wants to be played. It is an exceptionally handsome example of Fender's most iconic guitar, tastefully updated for the contemporary player.
Comes in original Fender G&G black tolex rectangular hardshell case with plush lining.