Fender Custom Shop 2018 Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster Aged Natural MINT



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
    Sort for Lightweight: Yes, Sort

    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"
    Nut: Bone
    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