Plays Like a Dream, Sounds Like Rock 'n' Roll
The Fender Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic delivers the feel and look of a road-worn '50s original. By roasting its alder body, Fender has removed moisture from the body wood that would normally take years to dry out. It's one reason vintage instruments sound so good, and the Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic doesn't make you wait years to hear it. And that's just one player-focused feature: the feel of the 1956 Strat neck with '60s-style Oval "C" profile, the precise feel of 6105 fret wire, and the vibrantly spicy tone of handwound Poblano pickups combine to make the Fender Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic guitar a rare gem indeed.
Fender Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups pack a punch
- Vintage appointments for a broken-in look and feel
- Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
The kick in this Stratocaster electric guitar comes from the hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups. These Custom Shop designs are specially engineered to offer you spicy expressive tones that get progressively hotter from neck to bridge pickup. The middle and neck pickups are tweaked across the strings to enhance your solo work, while the flat-pole bridge pickup is fashioned for punch, making your guitar work your amp hard. And Fender has curbed these spicy pickups' microphonics and preserved their open-yet-focused tone by potting them in their own "secret Custom Shop sauce".Vintage appointments for a broken-in look and feel
While the voice of this Strat is more agressive than some designs, the feel of the guitar is based firmly on a great vintage platform. A quartersawn maple 1956 Strat neck with Oval "C" neck profile has the comfortable feel of some of the most sought after necks of the '60s era. You also get the tone and control that can only be achieved with Fender's American Vintage synchronized tremolo with bent-steel string saddles. Even with its big, bold personality the Ancho Poblano Strat oozes Fender purity of design in every way.Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
As you can imagine, a true '60s Strat would show signs of wear and tear, and the Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic is finished to represent those years of playing. Fender's aging artisans start with a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and then expertly distress it to achieve a vibe indistinguishable from an actual vintage guitar. And while the relic look will appeal to Fender fans and collectors, the Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic has tone and playability any discerning player will respect.Fender Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic Electric Guitar Features:
- Custom Shop Stratocaster with powerful hand-wound pickups and vintage appointments
- Ancho Poblano pickups balance well and pack a punch
- American Vintage synchronized tremolo offers era correct snap
- 1956 Strat neck with mid-'60s style Oval "C" profile
- Nitrocellulose Lacquer finish
- Relic finish feels and looks like a classic
Ancho Poblano pickups give the Fender Custom Shop Ancho Poblano Stratocaster Relic a powerful, wide-ranging voice.
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.