So this is another great CS '57 to give me comfort until the day I find the "real" vintage thing for an affordable price. I guess I will need 10 of these CS Strats to sell in order to afford one old one!! :(
But hell these here are the next best thing and they will surely sound and play better than a lot of mediocre expensive old ones.
This one has a nice beefy but comfortable '57 Neck. Beautiful finish with a rare tao turquise colour in light relic. Acoustically she is extremely resonant. You can feel the vibration from the body! I like the PU Sounds very much. They sound sweet, light with rich bell like overtones. Lots of sustain, and real funky!!! 3.2 kg!! A great instrument!!
Another great one from 2015 Custom Shop. The Fender Custom Shop’s Postmodern Series picks features from six decades of the company’s heritage. While the transition-era headstock logos call for a 1965, the body features ash for early-50s flavour. The neck shapes and round-laminate ‘boards are very mid-60s. The most radical departure from vintage templates is at the bolt-on neck joint; that is softened on the treble side to provide more comfortable access to higher registers. In combination with 241-305mm (9.5-12-inch) compound radius fingerboards, this makes for a much easier and more refined, boutique-like feel than the squared-off heel and 7.25-inch radius of old. I personally really dig these changes. The staggered tuners are made in a vintage style but with some changes that makes it a lot easier to set up these high e-string and tuning is more stable. My tuner doesn't jump around even with the old strings on. What really counts to me in the end is the feel and the sound. For me this is the first reformation of the stratocaster that makes me wish that my old 64 would have these features. Usually I don't dig boutique features because somehow they destroy the character of the instrument. Makes them sound more "new" and less vintage. Not this one. This offers a fantastic playing feel and a fantastic dynamic sound from an acoustically very resonant guitar. It was made in 2014 for the 2015 Namm show. So it is one of the first ones from a limited edition with the serial 0014!! A Killer!!
Every good guitar has it's own character, so it is difficult to say that this one is better than..... It gets as close to the great sound a non 50/60 Strat can come. I bet that no one could find out that this is not a Masterbuilt, not checking the declarationpoints. I can't wait to take this guitar for the first "live" test.
The color is Dakota red, beautiful relic and impossible to capture the real beauty with the cam. Depending on the light the colour changes quite a bit. In order to see the relic, it was necessary to use little light which makes the guitar seem darker than it is on some of the pics.
Serial Number: XN0014 Brand: Fender Custom Shop Model: 2015 Collection Postmodern Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Finish Color: Dakota Red Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Weight: 6.95 lbs!! Body Wood: Ash Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Maple Neck Shape: Mid 60s "C" Neck Dimensions: .770 1st - .930 12th Fingerboard: Round-Laminated Maple Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius Scale Length: 25.5" Nut Material: Micarta Frets: 21 Narrow Jumbo Pickups: Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil (bridge), Custom Shop Fat '60s Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity Single-Coil (middle), Custom Shop Fat '60s Single-Coil (neck) Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch Hardware : Nickel/Chrome Tuners: Vintage Style Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment Case: Black Hardshell Case COA: Yes
Price: 2'650 Euros
All important parts are original, making it also a collector's choice guitar. It is known that building quality in the CBS period was aimed at massproduction. There were good guitars, there were mediocre guitars and then there were lots of bad guitars, especially towards the end of the 70ies. This one is a 72 guitar with a fantastic neck that is comparable to a 63 or even slightly chunkier without having a baseball feel. It plays with a fantastic feel. This guitar sounds as great as it looks. It is very resonant acoustically and sounds full of life plugged in. No weak spots, well balanced. She plays as she looks, superiour! Gregor Hilden has played this guitar and claims that it is the best 70 ies Stratocaster he has played.
I had this guitar inspected and set up by Matz-Guitars.ch
So it seems that the instrument has been professionally refretted and the board re-radiused to 9.0" (modern Fender spec), with 6150 Dunlops. This makes it a dream to play. A new nut has been cut for the guitar to match the modern fretboard radius.
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This is a high quality instrument built by masterbuilder Yuriy Shishkov. He created a vintage instrument very close to the original but with top notch high quality ingredients. It is a lightweight with 3.3 kilos. The finish is the most beautiful finish I have seen on a Strat. The neck has a pleasant C-shape and is great to play. It is not thick but not thin either. The resonance of the instrument is simply divine. Plugged in it sounds great. Addiction guaranteed. Update: There has been a relic from my part, check last foto!
Price: 3'900 Euro instead of 4'500 Euro
This is one of the earliest serial numbers from January 82
This guitar sets up perfectly and plays like a dream. The very thin frets play perfect, bending is
possible with no problems unto the highest fret. I personally am thinking about changing them to Dunlops 6105. Since this is an investment that will lower the collectible value I have not
done it yet.
Comes with 2 rare original red bottom pickups and 1 black bottom pickup. Red bottom PU are found on fullerton guitars with serial #s under V004000.
Guitar features an early 1982 neckdate, 1982 pots, and super early V000xxx (below 300) serial number on neckplate! What a sweet guitar!
Guitar has been played and has a few dings in the wood and some nice finish checking in the thin nitro finish.
The neck is very very thin as all of them early Fullertons. This is not everybodys taste. Who likes it
will love this guitar.
Great player with a cool vintage sound you will not find on new CS strats!! These Fullerton AVRIs are true great players in its own league. This one is one of the first AVRI guitars. The best you can wish: collectible and a great player!
Greg Fessler's masterbuilt 57 is as good as it gets. Playing feel and sound is superior. Bell like ringing Sound is a dream. CS Teambuilt Strats do not come near this quality. Handwired fat Ybarra PU
Price: on demand
This instrument is a custom order. The 5th guitar that John Cruz built as a masterbuilder for Fender. No other instrument like this one on the planet/galaxy! This is a Collector's Guitar and a great player.
This guitar sounds and plays the way it looks. It is resonant, full. The tone is on the darker side with tremendous sustain. Handwired JC PU. Great tone and feel!!
All papers and goodies included with OHCS.
The body is covered with 24 karat gold.
ca. 3,6 kg
Price: 7'200 Euro
It used to be Gregor Hildens personal guitar. Fantastic sound thanks to its resonance and the killer PU handwound by Aby. Wonderfull neck, a growling sound. Blues pur! It roars like a lion. Killer guitar!!! All original, paperworks, OHCS! Cryotuned!
Price on demand!
A dream come true for a guitar player. Imagine a 64 with outstanding sound, playability and resonance. This is the holy grail for players. All that have played this guitar including myself state that this is one of the best vintage 60ies guitar they have ever played. This is not a partscaster although some parts have been replaced, including the middle PU (70ies PU). All CS instruments on this page are superiour instruments but this guitar beats them all in sound and resonance. .....this is as good as it gets! 7.47 pounds!! Now professionally refretted and improved by Matz-Guitars.ch Plays like butter!!!
Price on demand!