Fender Custom Shop 2018 Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster Aged Natural
The benchmark of craftsmanship, the Fender Custom Shop is the apex of what Fender has to offer. Each instrument is hand-crafted by Fender Master Builders from only the finest, premium-grade components. The Custom Shop, known also as “The Dream Factory,” produces extremely limited runs of period-correct touchstones from the Fender catalog, as well as special one-offs featuring experimental, ground-up design and appointments. Custom hand-wound and treated pickups, exotic tonewoods, hand-aged hardware, special relicing techniques–only the best of the best goes into what leaves the Fender Custom Shop. Fender’s finest expression of quality and art, supreme in all ways.
The Artisan Spalted Maple Strat is a uniquely splendid guitar with the signature playability and tone of the Fender Custom Shop. The Artisan Spalted Maple Strat sports a roasted alder body and spalted maple top that gives it a luxurious aesthetic and unforgettable sustain. Complemented with a 4A roasted flame maple neck with a Macassar ebony fingerboard, the result is a striking combination of tone wood that galvanizes creativity.
Additional highlights include a NOS lacquer finish, 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups, 5-way switching, Vintage Modified #2 wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Part Number: 9235000581
Serial Number: CZ539782
Finish Package: New Old Stock
Case: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Black
Body Wood: Roasted Alder w/Spalted Maple
Body Color: Aged Natural
Body Finish: WLS Undercoat/Nitro Lacquer
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Plating: Chrome/Nickel Hardware
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat
Control Assembly: Strat Vintage Modern Wiring #2
Neck Plate: V Logo Serial Number
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Vintage Aluminum LT Gold
Strap Locks: None
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Strat NOS
Tremolo Arm Tip: American Vintage White
Tuner Keys: Vintage w/Fender Logo
String Guide: American Vintage 59-64 Metal Spring
String Gauge: .010-.046
Neck Assembly: Custom Neck 60s Strat
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Neck Blank: Maple Roasted Flame 4A
Fingerboard: Ebony Macassar
Truss Rod: 60‚Äôs
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Wide
Face Dot: Mother of Pearl .250
Side Dot: Mother of Pearl 3/32"
Fret Wire: Sanko 6105
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50-12.0‚Äù Compound Radius
Neck Back Shape: 63‚Äô Strat Style ‚ÄúC‚Äù
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness: .810‚Äù-.970‚Äù
Nett Butt Width: 2.200"
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Head Cap Decal: Post Modern Strat w/OCB
Pickguard: 56 Strat ALM LT Gold, 8-Hole
Pickup Neck: Hand Wound Poblano Strat
Pickup Middle: Hand Wound Poblano Strat RWRP
Pickup Bridge: Hand Wound Poblano Strat
Pickup Selector Switch: 5-Way Lever CRL
Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White
Knobs: Vintage White
Pots: 250K 10% Taper Split