A Sweetwater Special Heavy Relic Strat!
Though it was born in 1954, 1957 was a benchmark year for the Stratocaster, and the Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar makes you feel like you're playing one of the original gems. The Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster boasts an alder body for unmistakable Strat tone, and quartersawn one-piece maple neck and fingerboard adds some extra snap to your sound. To complete the picture, the neck has been lightly tinted to duplicate the effect of a naturally aged vintage guitar that was played in smoky clubs and dance halls - a perfect match for the Heavy Relic finish. And with a trio of specially wound '50s Strat single-coil pickups, the Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster doesn't just look like a rock icon - it sounds like one too.Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Masterful craftsmanship creates exceptional tone
- Heavy Relic finish gives this guitar a unique look
- Fender Custom Shop '50s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era
This Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster boasts a tinted, one-piece quartersawn maple neck - a smart choice for tone-savvy guitarists. Quartersawn wood is much more rigid than flatsawn wood, which means it vibrates better, which means more tone for you! And the lacquer finish, which is thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, will allow this '57 Strat's alder body to sing loud and clear.Heavy Relic finish gives this guitar a unique look
This '57 Strat is treated with the Heavy Relic treatment. This means the guitar is finished to resemble an instrument that has enjoyed a long life of heavy use. This includes significant wear and tear to the finish, dings to the body, neck, and headstock, and aged hardware. The end result is an instrument that looks like it's been around for a while and plays like a well broken-in instrument.Fender Custom Shop '50s Stratocaster pickups capture the sound of an electric-guitar era
As much as it might resemble a museum piece, there's no doubt about it - this one-of-a kind Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster was made to be played. Not only that, but it's designed to give you the real sound of a vintage 1957 Stratocaster. That's why the Fender Custom Shop designed a special model of '50s Stratocaster pickups. These incredible pickups not only re-create the sound, but also the dynamic response an original 1950s Strat. You simply won't find a more spot-on re-creation that this Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster.Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Re-creation of a 1957 Stratocaster, complete with Heavy Relic finish for an original-vintage look
- Color: Sonic Blue
- Alder body provides a bright, snappy tone with fast dynamics
- One-piece quartersawn maple neck is exceptionally rigid, adding some additional zing to your sound
- Custom '50s Strat single-coil pickups give you the tone and dynamics of a classic Strat
Get the Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '57 Stratocaster solidbody electric guitar for the sound and feel of a '50s original!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.