Just look at that unreal 3D Quilt Maple! This is one of the finest tops we've seen on a Fender Custom Shop Strat, and the way it captures the light is absolutely mesmerizing. Masterbuilt by Mike Ponce, now a masterbuilder at Suhr Guitars, this guitar is nothing short of mind-blowing, not only aesthetically, but also in play feel, tone, and overall craftsmanship. A friend of Mike Ponce, the original owner had has hand in virtually every step of this custom build - from the tonewoods to the cosmetic appointments. The attention to detail is immense, the woods resonate and sustain for what seems like days, and when you strum a chord unplugged, the tone transfer can be felt throughout your entire body! These guitars were extremely limited, and as such, are highly prized and sought after. MINT condition.
The amplifier is a really special, limited edition production, masterbuilt at the Fender Amp Custom Shop. Based on the design of the 1947 Fender Model 26, the Woody has the same cosmetic appointments with the benefits of modern sound, craftsmanship and versatility. It not only boasts a killer Tweed-esque tone, the museum quality aesthetic makes it a perfect companion to the one-of-a-kind killer looks of the Strat. We wouldn't be afraid to set this one right in the living room, talk about a conversation piece!
From Original Ad:
"In the fine tradition that brought you the Vibro-King and Tone-Master, Fender's Amp Custom Shop presents a new series of limited edition, highly collectible guitar amplifiers. Crafted from the notably exotic and resonant wood Bubinga, these amps feature some of the most beautiful cabinets ever built for guitar amplifiers. Examine the workmanship evident in the seamless half-blind dovetail joinery or the hand-oiled finish, and you'll agree that every detail is artfully executed."
Fender Custom Shop:
"The primary intent of the Fender Custom Shop was to create instruments in the tradition of Leo Fender and his staff at the original Fender facilities in Fullerton, CA, accommodating famous endorsers and other discerning players who wanted the accuracy, detail, and quality—as well as customization and personal touches—that were widely perceived as omitted under the tutelage of CBS, and considered lacking on the revamped Fender's mass-produced instruments. In 1991, the Fender Custom Amp Shop was created and housed in Scottsdale, Arizona, Fender's headquarters at the time. Seven years later, the entirety of Fender's US manufacturing and R & D operations, along with custom shop divisions, was moved to its present location in Corona"