Fender Ritchie Kotzen Stratocaster 2016 White Blonde

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Fender FSR Richie Kotzen Stratocaster In White Blonde Used

Richie Kotzen is a guitarist that through his many years of incredible work with different bands has forged his own unique blend of soul, funk, pop, rock and metal. This special style of playing requires a special guitar to go with it hence why for a long time in Japan you have been able to buy the incredible Richie Kotzen Stratocaster signature model. Available for a limited time this guitar is never normally available outside of Japan.

The Build

Richie puts comfort while playing above pretty much anything else. At the end of the day he wants his guitars to remain in tune and stay out of the way so his hands are free to move. That is why it uses a lightweight Ash body with strong body curves and topped with laminated flame maple for a killer look.

The neck is the really interesting part however as Richie actually prefers a very thick neck. In fact this is probably the largest neck Fender produce for any of their production guitars. Even with its massive size though it is still incredibly comfortable to play even with regular sized hands.

The Hardware

When building this guitar they tried out many different pickups but none really hit the right note. So in the end they went to DiMarzio and got a set of custom single coils made and they sound incredible. Enough heat to cary you through hard rock and metal tunes but articulate enough to sound great with pop, and soul styles as well.

Specifications

General

Model Name: Richie Kotzen Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, See-through White Burst


Model Number: 5258090850


Series: Japan Exclusive


Color: See-through White Burst


Body

Body Shape: Stratocaster


Body Material: Ash with Flame Maple Laminated Top


Body Finish: Polyester


Neck

Neck Material: Maple


Neck Shape: Thick "C"


Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)


Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)


Number of Frets: 22


Fret Size: Super Jumbo


String Nut: Synthetic Bone


Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)


Neck Plate: 4-Bolt


Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane


Fingerboard: Maple


Position Inlays: Abalone Dot


Electronics

Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio Custom Single Coil


Middle Pickup: DiMarzio Custom Single Coil


Neck Pickup: DiMarzio Custom Single Coil


Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)


Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup


Pickup Configuration: SSS


Hardware

Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo


Tuning Machines: Gotoh with Pearl Buttons


Orientation: Right-Hand


Pickguard: 3-Ply Pearloid


Control Knobs: White Plastic

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