One of the coolest, smartest, most attractive Fender Special Run Strats ever! A super-limited edition machine for when you need a slab of Les Paul in your Strat. Monster LP, (or PRS) tones from the Twin Head humbuckers at the bridge and neck, plus that famous Strat single-coil spark in the middle position. And in positions 2 and 4 of the 5-way selector switch, you can combine the single-coil sound with the humbuckers – massive winning options, all down the line!
Only available in the US across 2011/2012, the transparent color options on the solid Ash bodies were Amber, (all of which looked somewhat meh), Mahogany, (which looked OK), and this very sexy, very SG-like dark Wine Red – the exposed Ash grain is absolutely amazing. Limited Edition production numbers were just 150 for each of the three colors. All colors are stain, not paint, which was fully hand-rubbed into the timber.
Worldwide demand for American Standard Strats and Teles has gone through the roof over the past few months, to the point they have almost completely disappeared from the market, and prices have increased dramatically on the occasional ones that do surface. So, American Standard, Limited Edition, Fender Special Run, only 150 of… it’s rare as.
Tinted satin finish Maple neck, (9½” radius, modern ‘C’ profile); lovely dark chocolatey Rosewood fingerboard; gloss finished headstock; staggered tuners; TUSQ nut; Bi-Flex truss rod system; medium-jumbo frets; rolled fingerboard edges; Micro-Tilt neck adjustment. And that’s just the neck portion of this wondrous thing!
Twin Head humbuckers
American Strat single-coil and Twin Head humbuckers; 5-way selector switch; 2-point synchronized tremolo and copper-infused, high-mass bridge block; vintage-style bent steel bridge saddles, featuring elongated string slots for less broken strings.
Feature packed, stunning looks, dynamite sound, extra rare… this is one of those guitars that really has the word heirloom hanging over it.
The guitar comes complete with its original Fender TSA hard shell case and case candy, (pics 7, 8 and main). Condition is MINT–, with the protective plastic still on both the scratchplate and backplate. FREE COURIER DELIVERY is included to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
Weight: Bee’s dick under 8lb / 3.6kg