Take a Trip Back to the Strat's First Decade
Handcrafted by world famous luthier Todd Krause, the Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster will re-define your standards for playability and tone. You get the experience of playing an original '50s Strat, plus all the bark and bite you can handle from Custom Shop Fat '50s pickups. And even if you prefer a fresh paint job to the relic look, play just one lick on this Strat and you won't care if it's neon pink. With epic tonal range and masterful playability, you can tell the Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster was built by one of the best luthiers in the world.
Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar at a Glance:
- Designed by Todd Krause, guitar builder for the stars
- Premium Custom Shop pickups deliver iconic Strat tone
- Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
While world-famous luthier Todd Krause has been building for Fender since 1991, he actually began his career as a luthier in 1981. Decades of guitar building experience has led artists like Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Stu Hamm, and Roscoe Beck to seek out Todd Krause to maintain and build their guitars. He has even built custom instruments for Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and Gene Simmons, among many others. It's safe to say that this Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster is one instrument you'll prize for a lifetime.Premium Custom Shop pickups deliver iconic Strat tone
No matter how well you play, your tone lives and dies by the pickups in your axe. This Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster sports three Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil pickups, which are known far and wide for their classic Strat tone. These pickups deliver bright and clear cleans with the perfect amount of midrange bite. When you plug your Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster into your favorite tube amplifier, you'll find everything from smooth mellow tones to outrageously aggressive leads, all within a casual twist of a volume knob. Plug this into your favorite tube amp set right to the breakup point, and you've got tone guitarists at Sweetwater dream about.Relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
As you can imagine, a true '50s Strat would show signs of wear and tear, and the Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster is finished to represent those years of playing. The worn finish on the body and neck, and the aged and slightly rusty hardware will make you wonder if it really isn't a true vintage guitar. And while the relic look will appeal to Fender fans and collectors, the Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster has tone and playability any discerning player will respect.Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:
- Relic'd 1950s Strat, masterbuilt by the Fender Custom Shop team
- Nail classic Strat tones with Fender Custom Shop Fat '50s single-coil pickups
- Effortless playability from the smooth-playing maple neck and fretboard
- Alder body with nitrocellulose lacquer finish
- Relic'd finish gives the visual vibe and feel of a well-loved and broken-in vintage guitar
True '50s vibe in the Fender Custom Shop Master Design 1950s Relic Stratocaster!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.