Every masterbuilt Fender Custom Shop guitar is a labor of love—premium craftsmanship is united with a deep, abiding passion for the instruments and respect for those who play them. Inspired by the Strat® guitars wielded by the giants of classic rock, the Greg Fessler Builder Select ’69 Stratocaster is a perfect example of the skill and commitment possessed by the Custom Shop luthiers.
Cosmetically this guitar is identical to the models that came off the line in 1969, played by renowned guitarists such as Gilmour, Blackmore and Hendrix. “I really like the look of the ‘69s, with the big headstock and everything,” Fessler said. When asked why he chose Firemist Gold Metallic for the finish he replied with a grin in his voice, “Well, it’s a vintage-era finish that could be found at the time, and people really like gold.” This thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish not only looks great, it allows the guitar’s body to breathe with extra resonance, sustain and a more natural sound.
|Brand||Fender Custom Shop|
|Model||2015 Collection Masterbuilt 1969 Stratocaster Relic|
|Finish Color||Firemist Gold Metallic|
|Finish Type||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Master Builder||Greg Fessler|
|Neck Wood||Quarter Sawn Maple|
|Neck Shape||1969 “U”|
|Neck Dimensions||.840 1st – .910 12th|
|Width at Nut||1.650″|
|Frets||21 Narrow Jumbo|
|Pickups||Custom Shop ’69 Handwound Single-Coil Strat (neck), Custom Shop Handwound Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat (middle), Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat (bridge)|
|Bridge||6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo|