Fender Custom Shop LTD El Diablo Strat, 55 Desert Tan

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Product Ref: 77692

  • Equipped with 3 Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat pickups
  • Certificate of Authenticity and Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Heavy Relic Treatment Offers a Vintage Road-Worn Appearance
  • Two-Piece Alder Body Offers a Lightweight Design
  • Includes an Engraved Limited Edition Neck Plate

Fender Custom Shop LTD El Diablo Strat, 55 Desert Tan


The Fender Custom Shop LTD El Diablo Strat offers a road-worn look with its heavy relic lacquer finish, which replicates the wear and tear from decades of heavy use. Crafted from two-piece select alder and a quartersawn maple neck, the El Diablo Strat offers a lightweight design that can be played for longer, and ideal for a gigging musician. As well as sporting a unique appearance, this desert tan guitar is also equipped a trio of custom shop hand-wound El Diablo strat pickups, that offer a fiery Fender tone. Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, and Certificate of Authenticity. Available in three colours, all at Gear4music.

Product Ref: 77692

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Road-Worn Finish

The Fender Custom Shop LTD El Diablo Strat is a unique guitar that will stand out from any crowd. Finished in a 55 Desert Tan colour, the El Diablo Strat features a heavy relic treatment on both the body and the neck that replicates the wear and tear from decades of heavy use , and a look that many guitarists long to achieve. It has been carefully sprayed to achieve the aged look, and also features a 8-Hole Raw Aluminum Relic pickguard to add extra aged-authenticity. The headstock also continues the aged-look and ties in well with the body-work. Overall, its grungy appearance gives the El Diablo Strat a deceiving history.

The two-piece body has been especially crafted from hand-selected alder, and carefully chosen by the Custom Shop for its tone, weight and appearance. This superb attention to detail provides you with a quality instrument that you can rely on, and also light enough to be played all night long.

Neck Profile

Sporting a 'soft V' shaped neck, the El Diablo offers comfort and ease of playing. This style of neck maintains the replicated authenticity of the guitar, as soft v-shaped necks were originally designed to help stabilize the neck before the invention of truss rods. The use of quartersawn maple for the neck means it is extremely strong. Quartersawn wood is more expensive than conventionally milled wood, and adds a superior quality to the guitar.


The original Stratocaster is renowned for having a trio of single coil pickups since the 1950s, and the El Diablo Strat maintains that same heritage. Equipped with a three Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat pickups on the neck, middle and bridge, that offer a fiery Fender tone. This trio of Fender pickups can be tweaked using 5-position blade, allowing you to chose which pickup to use. These pickups combined with the sonically resonant eight-hole raw aluminum pickguard offer a dynamic, powerful tone. The El Diablo is also equipped with a host of control knobs including master volume, and dedicated tone control for the neck and middle pickup, and also a greasebucket tone control for the bridge pickup. As well as replicating an authentic 1956 guitar, Fender upgraded the middle pickup, which is now reverse wound with reverse polarity, for a noiseless operation.


  • Equipped with 3 Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat pickups
  • Greasebucket tone control retains full gain at any setting
  • Heavy relic treatment offers a vintage road-worn appearance
  • V-Shaped neck profile for extra comfort
  • Two-piece alder body offers a lightweight design allowing you to play for longer
  • Includes an engraved Limited Edition neck plate
  • Quartersawn maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • 21 jumbo frets ideal for both lead and rhythm playing
  • Certificate of Authenticity and deluxe hardshell case



  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Heavy Relic® Lacquer
  • Body Colour:55 Desert Tan


  • Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 "V" Back-Shape
  • Neck Plate:4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
  • Neck Finish: Heavy Relic® Tinted Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size:6100 Jumbo
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot

Harware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat® Bridge
  • Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat® Middle (RWRP)
  • Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound El Diablo Strat® Neck
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck & Middle Pickup), Tone 2. Greasebucket® Tone Circuit (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Pickguard: 8-Hole Raw Aluminum Relic®
  • Strings:NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
  • Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories:Strap and Certificate of Authenticity