Gene Bakers’ Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary “Stelecaster” was inspired by the early mashups of the Stratocaster and Telecaster from Mike Bump, his former apprentice and now-R&D guru at Fender. “I just always felt that it belongs at Fender,” he said. “When you look at the model, just about everything is the Strat and the Tele 50/50 right up... Click To Read More About This Product
Gene Bakers’ Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary “Stelecaster” was inspired by the early mashups of the Stratocaster and Telecaster from Mike Bump, his former apprentice and now-R&D guru at Fender. “I just always felt that it belongs at Fender,” he said. “When you look at the model, just about everything is the Strat and the Tele 50/50 right up the center line. Mirror images of each other when you look at it. It looks very vintage and very familiar and friendly, although it makes you take a second thinking, ‘Whoa, what is that?’”
The model follows Gene’s “modern vintage” style – taking the best of both models to maximize form, fit, function and flow.
The Stratocaster/Telecaster body is lightweight ash with a wide-fade Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst color. The quartersawn maple neck features a multi-tier Telecaster-over-Stratocaster headstock, bone nut and Founders Design decal with Gene Baker’s signature on the back of the headstock. Gene opted for nickel/chrome hardware with vintage-style tuning machines and American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, but chose modern Telecaster wiring. Includes hardshell case.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Select Ash
Body finish: Nitrocellulose
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: 10/56 V
Neck wood: 1-piece quartersawn Maple
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Nitrocellulose
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: 6105 Narrow jumbo
Number of frets: 21
Nut width: 1.656 in. (42 mm)
Neck: Hand-Wound '69 Single Coil Strat
Middle: Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Single Coil Strat
Bridge: Hand-wound Original Blackguard Tele
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Modern wiring, Push/pull neck on/off
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 6-saddle vintage-style syncronized tremolo
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Vintage staggered
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Country of origin: United States
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