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Fender Custom Shop Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster (with Case)

This Custom Shop Artisan Strat was hand-selected at NAMM 2017 for its exotic mix of roasted AAA birdseye maple, spalted maple and African blackwood. Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
American Vintage synchronized tremolo Vintage-accurate string spacing and saddles
Roasted maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Spalted maple top Incredible looks and tone

Fender Custom Shop LE Artisan Strat

With its intricate color pattern and alluringly strong grain, the 2017 Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster is an eye-catching example of the Fender Custom Shop’s art. Equal parts work of art and functional instrument, this guitar lets its exotic mix of roasted alder, spalted maple, roasted AAA birdseye maple and African blackwood do the talking, blazing forth with sonic and visual character.

Three hand-wound Custom Shop ’60/’63 single-coil Stratocaster pickups—including a RWRP middle pickup—provide authentic vintage-style tone, with all the pristine highs, punchy mids and robust lows that made the Strat a legend. Vintage Modified Strat #2 wiring adds even more sonic variety, connecting the middle pickup to the first tone control and adding our Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit to the master volume control, ensuring your tone remains unchanged when reducing the instrument’s volume.

Other features include a lightweight two-piece body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish and WLS undercoat,’63 Strat “C”-shaped neck profile, 9.5”-12” compound-radius fingerboard, six-saddle vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, gold hardware, 21 6105 frets, gold anodized pickguard, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

For the Artisan series, the Fender Custom Shop pushes the envelope in the name of art and still remains true to its roots. Artisan series instruments are custombuilt masterpieces, outfitted with special appointments and features unlike any other Custom Shop instruments. Yet with vintage design touches, the foundation and spirit is authentically Fender. No doubt, every Artisan series instrument is a beauty to behold—a culmination of sonic perfection, passion and purity of design, with classic Fender at the core.

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General
- Model Name: Artisan Spalted Maple Stratocaster
- Model Number: 1521070821
- Series: Artisan
- Color: Natural

Body
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Material: Roasted Alder with Spalted Maple Top
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Over Urethane Finish

Neck
- Neck Material: One-Piece Medium-Roast AAA Birdseye Maple
- Neck Shape: 1963 C
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius (241mm-305mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
- String Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
- Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Fingerboard: African Blackwood
- Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot

Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Bridge
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 RWRP Middle
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 60/63 Neck
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware
- Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage-Style
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum
- Control Knobs: Vintage White

Miscellaneous
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 17 x 9 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1521070821
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818
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