During the earlier years of the Fender Custom Shop, the number of instruments produced was limited. As a result, the 90s era Custom Shop guitars were top notch with respect to quality and craftsmanship. There's a reason these instruments are highly sought-after, and this ultra rare and limited (#10 out of only 25 made!!) Custom Shop Strat is a testament to their appeal as it is absolutely one of a kind! The finish is a brilliant Silver Sparkle, a feature of this Limited Edition model, in addition to a visually stunning Birdseye Maple neck that is incredibly comfortable and fast-playing. Other rare upcharges include custom fingerboard inlays, custom metal knobs and lipstick pickups. Tonally, this guitar oozes that bell-like vintage sound that ultimately put Fender on the map and made the Stratocaster an iconic archetype.
This Strat is in EXC condition, showing a number of small scuffs on body, and various finish checks, including a a larger paint crack across the lower bout. There is a piece of tape running along the crack found on the back of the lower bout (please see photos). The frets have extremely minimal wear and the instrument plays and feels like the Custom Shop instrument that it is! Comes with the COA and hardshell case.
- DG 1857