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Established at the start of the 90's the Fender Custom shop have become that dream goal for so many gear enthusiasts. Handmade, beautifully aged guitars, built from the best combinations of high quality tone woods by master craftsmen. Aged to perfection with subtle wear and tear, fitted with best pickups and own brand hardware. Made by the Original manufacturer of rock and roll history, Custom Shop Fenders are where it's at.
This awesome looking strat has clearly taken inspiration from Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'Charley' with the lipstick pickups on a white strat look.
It's based on a '64 Strat and apart from the factory fitted chrome covered single coils it's a pretty accurate representation of what a Stratocaster from that year would look like. Made in 2008 it's hand selected alder body weighs in at just over 8lbs. It's relic treatment is apparent yet tasteful and the mint guard fit's well against the aged Olympic White background.
The Seymour Duncan lipstick pickups, based on the old Danelectro design provide amazing chime and jangle that you don't normally get from stock Strat pickups. It really does nail the sound of the songs SRV used 'Charley' on.
It plays great with a nice medum C neck. Medium jumbo frets and 9.5 radius provide excellent modern play-ability on a very retro looking guitar. It's in great condition and comes with the original documents and the lovely orange lined, brown hardshell case made by G&G.
As with all our guitars, it's just recently been fret dressed, set up and restrung so it plays and sounds it's absolute best.
Thanks for looking!
Weight - 8.07 lbs
Model: '64 Heavy Relic Olympic White Stratocaster with Lipsticks
Series: Custom Shop Teambuilt
Body: Select Alder
Neck: Maple, medium C
Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale length: 25.5"(648mm)
Width at nut: 1.650"(42mm)
Machine Heads: Kluson Vintage Style Tuners
Bridge: "Original" Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green Aged
Pickups: 3 Seymour Duncan Lipstick SLS-1, middle is RWRP
Switching: 5-way selector
Controls: Master Volume, 2 x Tone
Color: Olympic White
Finish: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer, Relic treatment