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2018 Fender Custom Shop '60 Stratocaster NOS - Candy Apple Red with Bound Ebony & Birdseye Maple Neck

2018 Fender Custom Shop '60 Stratocaster NOS - Candy Apple Red with Bound Ebony & Birdseye Maple Neck

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Fender Custom Shop '60 Stratocaster: A Marvel of Craftsmanship

The Altitude Summary

The Fender Custom Shop has truly excelled with this edition, creating a guitar that not only plays beautifully but also stands out as a stunning visual piece. The craftsmanship is evident in every detail, from the elegant parchment binding that frames the deep ebony fretboard to the luxuriously figured 3A birdseye maple neck. Adding to its allure, the guitar features sophisticated gold hardware and a striking candy apple gold finish, making this Stratocaster a piece of eye candy for any enthusiast or collector.  Condition-wise, this guitar is mint - no scratches at all, no dings, no fret wear (aside from being played in our store) and still has the plastic covering on the pickguard and tremolo cover.

Enhanced Playability and Comfort

The oval C-shaped neck is meticulously designed to offer excellent grip and effortless playability, suitable for a variety of playing styles. The lightweight nature of this Stratocaster, at just 7.2 lbs, is attributed to its ash construction, which not only contributes to the guitar's tonal qualities but also ensures it is comfortable for extended playing sessions. A modern twist to this reissue model is the contoured neck heel, which enhances accessibility to the upper frets and demonstrates Fender’s commitment to blending traditional craftsmanship with contemporary needs.

Superior Sound Quality

The custom shop '60 Strat single-coil pickups are engineered to produce a rich array of sounds. The neck pickup delivers a classic "bell" sound that is pure and exquisite, while the bridge pickup offers robust tenacity, and the middle pickup channels straight-up Mark Knopfler tones. These pickups are versatile and respond well to adjustments, shining especially when paired with an amplifier set for ample headroom.

Functional and Aesthetic Details

Featuring a master volume and two tone controls coupled with a 5-way switch, this guitar allows musicians to easily explore and vary their sound output, from crisp and clear tones to rich, melodic outputs. The careful attention to detail and the overall craftsmanship of this custom shop '60 Stratocaster not only reflects the high standards of Fender’s Custom Shop but also solidifies this instrument as a true work of art in both aesthetics and performance.

This guitar is a testament to Fender's ability to compete in the high-end boutique market, offering both collectors and professional musicians a top-tier instrument that excels in every aspect—playability, sound, and design.


Serial No. XN5477
Condition Used - Mint
Brand Fender Custom Shop
Model '60 Stratocaster
Made In USA
Year 2018
Weight 7.2 lbs
Case Hard Case
Finish Candy Apple Red
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Number of Strings 6 Strings
Hardware Gold
Body Shape Stratocaster
Neck Material AAA Birdseye Maple
Neck Shape '60 Style Oval "C"
Frets 21, Vintage Guitar Upgrade
No. of Frets 21
Fretboard Material Bound Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 7.25"
Inlays Vintage Clay Dots
Width at Nut 1.65", Bone
Pickups Custom Shop '60 Strat
Controls Volume, 2x Tone, 5 Way
Bridge Vintage Gold
Tuners Vintage Gold
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