FENDER USA Custom Shop LTD ALOHA Stratocaster *Freddie Tavares "Aluminium + Mapl

FENDER USA Custom Shop LTD ALOHA Stratocaster *Freddie Tavares "Aluminium + Mapl

It may have taken me over an hour to photograph this guitar but the frustration was well worth it - here we have the Fender Aloha Stratocaster made by the Fender Custom Shop in 1995. Only 153 of these were made. The guitar was built in memory of Hawaiian musician and inventor Freddie Tavares, who died in 1990. Tavares was one of the designers of the Fender Stratocaster, amongst other Fender products (such as the Bassman amp). Tavares also played the signature steel guitar swoop in the beginning of the Looney Tunes theme song. This guitar has come from a private collector and again has seen seldom use. One of the coolest strats i have witnessed in a long time. There are some great videos on youtube, so be sure to check them out if you need anymore info. 

A you can see this guitar is unique in that it features an all-aluminium body and pickguard, which is hand engraved with a Hawaiian scene by master artisan Ron Chacey. It also features a one-piece birds-eye maple neck with a fretboard of 22 frets and green pearl dot inlays with Aloha and Palm tree custom inlays made by Larry Sifel. The Fender logo and the cresting wave above the logo on the neck are inlaid in abalone and on the ball end of the headstock is a palm tree inlaid in white and green pearl, with the signature of Freddie Tavares in black. On the back of the headstock is a decal with "DE 4 / 089 of 153 / Custom Shop / USA", also in black. The neck is a bolt-on, with the neck plate engraved "Custom Shop/USA". The aluminium tremolo cover features an engraved "Freddie Tavares/Commemorative/Aloha/Stratocaster". This guitar weights only 8lbs 5oz believe it or not. The Aloha Strat includes the blue softcase which is not pictured. In addition i have requested a reissued COA from fender however it is my understanding that these didn't come with one.

Hardware-wise, the guitar features Kluson Deluxe closed-back tuners with oval metal buttons and special chrome Stratocaster knobs with knurled sides. It also includes a Fender Synchronized Tremolo, combined with a six-saddle bridge and a special chrome tremolo arm.

Serial Number: 04/12

Time of Manufacture: 1995

Place of Manufacture: Custom Shop, Corona, California. USA

Neck Profile: C Shape Neck Profile

Fret Condition: Virtually No Fret Wear

Weight: 8lbs 5oz

Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

Colour: Aluminium

Originality: 100% Original.

Dings, Scratches, other: A few age related areas of tarnishing. - Please refer to pictures below.

  • Specifications

    Serial Number: 04/12

    Time of Manufacture: 1995

    Place of Manufacture: Custom Shop, Corona, California. USA

    Neck Profile: C Shape Neck Profile

    Fret Condition: Virtually No Fret Wear

    Weight: 8lbs 5oz

    Action: Professionally set-up Low action 10's'

    Overall Condition: "Excellent Condition"

    Colour: Aluminium

    Originality: 100% Original.

    Dings, Scratches, other: A few age related areas of tarnishing. - Please refer to pictures below.

£8,199.99Price