The Postmodern Stratocaster from Fender's Custom Shop is all about combining old-school Fender vibe with more modern refinements.
Why We Love This
Featuring a two-piece select alder body with contoured neck heel and deep ’57 contours, a rift-sawn maple neck, a super comfortable '60s “C” profile, a compound-radius (9.5”-12”) round-lam rosewood fingerboard, and 21 jumbo (6100) frets, it embodies everything we love about a great Strat - a loud, open, resonant acoustic voice, lightweight/balanced, slinky playing feel, and fantastic amplified tones - just every so slightly modern leaning (a very good thing in our book).
Loaded with a trio of hand-would Dual Mag II pickups with a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, these shop fave pickups deliver a well-balanced tone, shimmering clear highs and balanced rich lows, through “½ blender” wiring with a Greasebucket II circuit - this allows the bridge pickup to be blended in positions 1 and 2.
Other features include a five-way switch, three-ply brown tortoise pickguard, Custom Shop vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree.