Fender celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the company's launch with a fantastic diamond-themed Custom Shop Strat.
Why We Love This
It's safe to say that without the Fender Musical Instrument Company, pop culture would look very, very different. The Telecaster, Stratocaster, and P-Bass quite literally changed how music was - and has been - made and performed for decades.
To celebrate their diamond-themed 75th Anniversary, the Fender Custom Shop has created a limited run of Strats dressed to the nines. We say fantastic because if you remove the tastefully applied bling from the conversation for a moment, this Strat rivals any of the boutiques we stock. It's incredibly alive, resonant, easy to play, and sounds killer plugged in.
"The two-piece select alder body is finished in a decadent “Diamond Pearl” nitrocellulose lacquer. The lightly tinted quartersawn 5A figured birdseye maple neck has a ’60 “oval C” profile and is topped with a round-lam rosewood fingerboard with narrow tall frets, mother-of-pearl face dots and cubic zirconia side dots. The eight-hole gold anodized pickguard holds three hand-wound Fat ’60s pickups (with reverse-wound/reverse-polarity in the middle), five-way switching and Fat ’50s Strat wiring for powerful tone with transparent bloom. Other features include Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines with pearl buttons, bone nut, and “wing” string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity."