New Hampshire-based D'Pergo Guitars make incredibly high-level Fender-style guitars with one goal in mind: to build the finest, best sounding, best playing guitar money can buy. Attention to detail is the name of the game here and the results are tangible, audible, and ultimately very, very inspiring.
This well cared for Studio Soft Top is painted in a gorgeous Midnight Metallic Blue and features an Alder body, certified aged maple neck with an African rosewood fingerboard, hand-wound D'Pergo pickups in a HSS configuration, and a 2-post modern bridge w/1018 steel block.
The overall vibe leans in a refined, modern direction but still retails a ton of soul, vibe, feel, tone...that intangible element that makes a guitar great is here in spades. It's a solid feeling guitar with incredible resonance and the neck is easily one of the highlights.
The neck is finished in a satin urethane that feels amazing to play on. It's immediately comfy and broken-in feeling with a slight texture to it, and the .910" Vintage Offset carve is perfection - moderately chunky with a slightly narrow width (1 5/8" nut width and 12" radius).
All of these details are in the service of one goal - tone - and this guitar sounds fantastic. This is where the D'Pergo philosophy of "spare no expense" comes into focus and shows its merit. The tones are 3-dimensional, muscular, clear, bell-like, super touch sensitive...
Condition: Excellent. Very light signs of prior ownership only.
The perfect refined Strat-style guitar? Just might be. Priced with hardshell case.
- Alder body
- Certified Aged Maple
- African Rosewood fingerboard
- Abalone fingerboard inlays & side markers
- Dunlop 6105
- 12" radius
- .910 Vintage Offset neck carve
- 1 5/8" nut width
- Carved logo
- Gotoh (Schaller style) tuners
- Polished nickel hardware
- 2 pivot fulcrum, modern bridge w/1018 steel block
- Translucent White Pearl pickguard
- D'Pergo hand-wound PAF style humbucker, Pine Hill 23 middle/neck pickups
- Master volume, 2-frequency mid boost (9v battery), master tone
- Custom hardshell case
- SN 0277
- 7lbs 15oz