Here we have another Master design fender Custom shop. Those of you who dont know these were produced around 2014 as part of a series whereby Fender's top master-builders were able to spec there own guitar. Among those builders were Greg Fessler, John Kruz, and Todd Krause, We sold a Greg Fessler one of these a few years ago which was rather nice i must say - one of those which is hard to forget.
This is the creation of fine crafted Master Builder Todd Krause. It expertly evokes the sound, style and spirit of the Stratocaster’s first decade, while offering several modern touches and the impeccably distressed look of a relic finish treatment. Somewhere between a 1958-59 i would say judging by the features.
Its alder body features a Moss Green nitrocellulose lacquer finish accented by gold hardware, with a one peice maple neck and fingerboard a comfortable modern 9.5"-radius and 21 narrow jumbo frets. Signature sparkling Strat tone comes from three shielded Custom Shop Fat ’50s single-coil pickups, offered here with shielded modern wiring and five-way switching for optimal tonal versatility, plus a vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge. Includes case, cable, strap, tool kit and certificate of authenticity.
This Strat has killer tone and feel. The Soft V neck profile is comfortable to play, The action is good and the frets are full. The pickups sound awesome and the electronics work as they should. The Relic finish takes more of a lighter aged approach, that some might say is more authentic. The vintage spec’d hardware is also lightly aged accordingly to complete the package, aged, but not abused, might be a fair remark, but it still retains plenty of that played in character. As such, you can buy it and play it, without getting upset regarding any nicks and grazes that it will inevitably acquire. Comes in original case with cert and a pile of case candy.
If you dig the vintage vibe and want a cool color, this Strat is for you. A really cool space age look. You're sure to never see another.
Serial Number: CZ523400
Time of Manufacture: 2014
Place of Manufacture: Custom Shop, Calirfonia . USA
Neck Profile: Soft V Shape Neck Profile
Fret Condition: Virtually No Fret Wear
Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'
Overall Condition: "Mint Condition"
Colour: Moss Green
Originality: 100% Original and Untouched
Dings, Scratches, other: Factory Reliced. - Please refer to pictures below.