ender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS
The Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS is the product of an idea of Fender Germany’s Gernold Linke: to achieve a more balanced tonal character, the body was made with an ash center and two alder wings. As a result, the Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS has a harmonic, balanced sound with twang, power and highs. The one-piece neck of the Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS is made of maple and features a thick V profile that offers comfortable playability. The three hand-wound Abigail Fat 50s also contribute to the vintage sound of the Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS. The relic finish of the Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS makes sure it has some traces of use so that you’ll think you’ve have been playing this instrument for a while.
Fender Custom Shop 1950s Duo-Tone Stratocaster Relic 2TS: Team built Custom Shop model Body: three-piece, alder/ash/alder Profile: “V” Neck: maple Fingerboard: maple Frets: 21, Dunlop 6105 Scale length: 648 mm Width at nut: 43.3 mm Pickups: 3 x Abigail Handweired Fat 50s Controls: 2 x volume, 1 x tone Electronics: 5-way Bridge: vintage tremolo Tuners: staggered Gotoh Vintage Hardware: chrome Pickguard: 1-ply white Finish: 2-tone sunburst, relic INCLUDING original Fender case
This unique Strat gets its name from the two pieces of ash and single piece of alder that make up the Sherwood Green-finished body. The two-wood-body approach gives this guitar a balanced sound with loads of character. The finish has a tasteful relic’ing with authentic-looking wear on the nickel hardware and light simulated crazing on the top and back of the body. The three Fat ‘50s Strat pickups have a clear, glassy sound that have an excellent balance of clarity and tone. The neck has a nice mid-oval “C” shape with a 9.5” radius Indian rosewood fret board. The 21 vintage jumbo (6150) frets are in great shape with no noticeable wear. The Duo Tone weighs in at a comfortable 7 lbs 14 ounces. It has been professionally set-up by our staff tech and is ready to rock! All of us here at Empire love the feel and sound of this baby and already rank it among the best Custom Shop Strats that we’ve come across! This Strat is perfect for a number of styles, from funk to punk to surf to blues and everywhere in-between! Don’t miss out on this one; these Duo Tones don’t come around every day! Includes original hard shell case and certificate of authenticity.