The limited-edition Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select Imperial Arc Stratocaster HSS is a 3-year Master-Built dream realized. Conceived in a Corona, CA. Mexican restaurant and illustrated on a napkin, t... Click To Read More About This Product
The limited-edition Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select Imperial Arc Stratocaster HSS is a 3-year Master-Built dream realized. Conceived in a Corona, CA. Mexican restaurant and illustrated on a napkin, the Imperial Arc Strat HSS was envisioned to be an exquisite old guitar to the touch, but with magical electronic powers to generate otherworldly sounds.
The journey begins with a 1960 quartersawn oval C-shaped maple neck with a 9.5” radius maple fingerboard and 6105 frets. The alder body boasts a color-over-color finish – only two of each combination have been produced. Both neck and body are sprayed with nitrocellulose lacquer and relic’d.
The Seymour Duncan custom Wide Range Zebra humbucker and neck and middle single-coils were created just for the Imperial Arc Series. The first tone control is a push/push pot that splits the humbucker. A Fender S-1 volume control switch enables a 12dB variable boost that is controlled by the 2nd tone control – dial in the boost you want. The boost is true bypass; the guitar is passive when the boost is switched off. The resulting tone is sweet, throaty - electrifying. Includes hardshell case.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Select Alder
Body finish: Relic Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C mid '60s oval
Neck wood: Quartersawn Maple
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Narrow jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Neck: Custom single-coil
Middle: Custom single-coil
Bridge: Custom humbucking
Brand: Seymour Duncan
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: S-1 switching Push/push tone control
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: Coil split
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: 6-in-line American vintage
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Single-wing string trees, "Original Contour Body" decal, heavily distressed hardware and body, color-over-color body finish
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity, strap
Country of origin: United States
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