The 2016 Postmodern Stratocaster is elegantly designed with a reappraisal of modern assumptions. A time-honored classic crafted with six decades of “Fender firsts,” it has a lightweight ash body with a comfortably deep contours and cutaway heel, a tinted quartersawn maple neck with a finely sculpted ’60s “oval C” profile and Heavy Relic back finish... Click To Read More About This Product
The 2016 Postmodern Stratocaster is elegantly designed with a reappraisal of modern assumptions. A time-honored classic crafted with six decades of “Fender firsts,” it has a lightweight ash body with a comfortably deep contours and cutaway heel, a tinted quartersawn maple neck with a finely sculpted ’60s “oval C” profile and Heavy Relic back finish, a fast compound-radius (9.5”-12”) fingerboard (round-laminated rosewood or one-piece maple) with 21 narrow jumbo frets, and three scintillating Ancho Poblano single-coil pickups (reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup) with modern five-way switching, Vintage Modified #2 wiring and a special “Tone-Saver” treble-bleed network that keeps tone consistent at any volume (no loss of highs when decreasing volume).
Other premium features include a three-ply parchment pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, staggered tuners (no string tree), Schaller strap locks and Fender “F” logo engraved neck plate. This model comes in “Journeyman” Relic lacquer body finishes, which impart the appearance of years of aging and light use without heavy wear and tear. Includes black hardshell case and Custom Shop certificate of authenticity.
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash with cut-away heel
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck shape: C mid '60s oval
Neck wood: Maple Quartersawn
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fret size: 6105
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Neck: Handwound Ancho Poblano
Middle: Handwound Ancho Poblano
Bridge: Handwound Ancho Poblano
Brand: Fender Custom shop
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Vintage Modified #2 Wiring with Tone-Saver Bleed
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
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: Pickups Journeyman relic treatment
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Certificate of authenticity
Country of origin: United States
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Comments about Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:
Caution: The "platinum" guitar depicted is likely not be the one you receive! For the price of a down-payment on a house, seems you ought to get to see the guitar you're purchasing, let alone be able to play it. My CS Fender in this configuration came nothing like the photo. Worse yet, the guitar case was not a Custom Shop Case as depicted, rather a standard one-size-fits-all strat/tele/??? case. Worse yet, the Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) in the case was for a completely different (non CS) guitar. If you want a $500 guitar, GC is your place all day long. If you're a player and can pay for exceptional gear and attention to detail, please go somewhere else.
Even as I write this review, the web site keeps directing me to a 'piano bench' for the review. I think it may in the right place now?!
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