This Fender Custom Shop Strat is special in so many ways and we’re happy to say that our very own Captain Anderton and Danish Pete spec’d this guitar up themselves. It’s a stunning mixture of what we feel are the best specs you could have on a Strat.
A guitar is only as good as the wood it’s built from which is why we requested specifically chosen lightweight Ash for these guitars. They’ve also got single-piece, quartersawn Maple necks to ensure you get that classic Strat feel and more importantly, the brilliant, clear tonal response.
The body finish is a standard relic though the neck has a heavy relic finish for that beautiful worn-in feel with the comfortable feeling rolled fret edges.
The neck is a 59 transition shape with an interesting story. John English (The legendary Fender Custom Shop Master builder) carved a neck based on a late 1959 neck. This neck feels slightly chunkier than a modern neck but not as fat as a 54 and we fell in love with it. This neck is so rarely used that it doesn't even have a part number from the Fender Custom Shop!
It's got the modern 9.5” radius that makes it still feel like a breeze to play and the frets are narrow and tall. This means you’ll never struggle with those big bends, even if you prefer to use heavier strings.