Product Ref: 86507
This new 2017 Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Stratocaster features a select ash wood body, delivering that classic Fender twang with sweet, airy tones. The selected ash is incredibly lightweight, allowing you to play without feeling the weight of the guitar. The tonewood delivers excellent resonance and sustain, along with firm lows, pleasing highs, and a scooped midrange. In addition, this lightweight ash body wears a Lush Closet Classic finish, simulating the look of a guitar that’s been on the road for years.
As well as offering a lightweight body, this Postmodern Strat also features a quartersawn AA flame maple neck with a ’63 Strat “C”-shaped profile, for added authenticity and comfort. Designed for flexible playing, the 9.5"-12" compound radius AA birdseye maple fingerboard is curved for easy chord playing near the nut, flattening out for playing smoking leads without fear of fretting out during bends.
For that classic 1950s tone, the Custom Shop Postmodern Stratocaster is equipped with a trio of hand-wound Dual-Mag Custom Shop pickups, that include a reverse-wound, reverse-polarity middle pickup to eliminate hum, and delivering a rich, clear tone that gave the Strat its iconic status. In addition, the fat ‘50s wiring reduces treble loss low volume, while allowing the controls to react smoothly and evenly, without the typical “hot spots” associated with other pickups.
The Fender Custom Shop Strat also features a real bone nut, which maintains its classic appearance. The benefit of a real bone nut compared to modern materials is that bone offers an excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.
Custom Shop Postmodern guitars represent six decades of “Fender firsts” based simply on what works best in a single instrument. Player friendly with enhanced sonic and ergonomic features, the Postmodern series open the door to an even wider range of individual musical expression and creativity, with elegantly crafted Stratocaster and Telecaster models, and a special combination Precision/Jazz Bass models for today's player