Made exclusively for Sweetwater, the GT11 Strat boasts some very cool, very well though out features for players looking to keep the vibe vintage but with player-centric improvements on this classic design.
The roasted body and neck woods make for a very lightweight, resonant, and agile feeling Strat. A highlight for us was easily the neck - the oval 60s C coupled with an unusual 11" radius are just a joy to play on. This neck reminded us a bit of a Suhr or Tuttle, both renowned for their effortless playability.
Mike Lewis Design Hand-wound Under-wound '64 pickups, a 5-way switch, and a master volume, tone, and blend control gives you a range of dynamic, touch-sensitive Strat tones that are on par with any boutique guitar in the shop.
Hats off to the folks at Sweetwater - this is a killer Strat by any measure!
"Over the long and iconic history of Fender Custom Shop, thousands of Stratocaster variations have been produced. None are like this one. The GT11 starts with a lightweight, roasted alder body and a roasted AAA flame maple neck for a very open and balanced tone. With the Sweetwater-exclusive 11"-radius fingerboard, the GT11 provides a playing surface that inspires and delivers more speed and precision. Add in three custom-wound Sweet ’64 pickups with the Half Blender switching system and Fat ’50s wiring, and you’ve got a premium guitar for any style of music. Topping off the feature-laden GT11 is an updated tremolo with improved string spacing and vintage staggered pole tuning machines. The Relic’d body and neck combined with Closet Classic hardware give the GT11 Stratocaster a vintage, worn-in look and feel with precision performance."