Fender Freddie Tavares Custom Shop 1995 Aloha Stratocaster

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SteelEdge Guitars is very proud to present you this rare gem, one of the most sought after guitars from Fender, part of our Private Stock Collection.

This is a brand new, never used, never played (not even strummed once) just as it left the Fender Factory in 1995 in its original cardbox.It has been only opened 5 minutes for the photo session and inspection of the guitar and all the goodies / case candy, and inmediately put back in its gigbag, inside the hardshell case and the original Fender Cardbox with the original tags.

It has been kept it in storage in its original cardbox from Fender and comes directly from a Fender Dealer. We bought a big stash of Limited Edition guitars that were never available to the public.

This guitar is 97 of a Limited Edition of 153 made. Check the serial, it has never been for sale before. EVER.

This guitar is not NOS, is BRAND NEW, so, as far as we know, this is the only one brand new / undiscovered / uncirculated /   Time Capsule  Fender Freddie Tavares Aloha Stratocaster available in the world.

This guitar is really hard to photograph because of its mirrored chrome finish, most things you´ll see in the finish are reflections, there is a light "dirtiness" in the finish because of being more than 25 years stored in its case, we didn´t want to clean or polish it as we want to sell it as it left the factory.

The guitar comes with all the accesories, tags, documentation, COA, etc that were included originally by Fender. ALL of them.

The guitar is ranked on Tom Watson’s “B-List“ as one of the 5 most desirable Fender Custom Shop Strat; along with the Bill CarsonsStratocaster. Check the web stratcollector (collecting non vintage-fender stratocasters)

If you are here, you probably know this model, but here are the details:

The Fender Aloha Stratocaster is a limited edition guitar made by the Fender Custom Shop in 1995. Only 153 of these were made. The guitar was built in memory of Hawaiian musician and inventor Freddie Tavares, who died in 1990. Tavares was one of the designers of the Fender Stratocaster, amongst other Fender products (such as the Bassman amp). Tavares also played the signature steel guitar swoop in the beginning of the Looney Tunes theme song.

The guitar is unique in that it features an all-aluminium body and pickguard, which is hand engraved with a Hawaiian scene by master artisan Ron Chacey. It also features an one-piece birds-eye maple neck with a fretboard of 22 frets and green pearl dot inlays with Aloha and Palm tree custom inlays made by Larry Sifel. The Fender logo and the cresting wave above the logo on the neck are inlaid in abalone and on the ball end of the headstock is a palm tree inlaid in white and green pearl, with the signature of Freddie Tavares in black. On the back of the headstock is a decal with "DE 4 / 097 of 153 / Custom Shop / USA", also in black. The neck is a bolt-on, with the neck plate engraved "Custom Shop/USA". The aluminium tremolo cover features an engraved "Freddie Tavares/Commemorative/Aloha/Stratocaster". Nut width of just over 11/16" and scale length of 25 1/2". The Aloha Strat includes three singlecoil Lace Sensor pickups.

Hardware-wise, the guitar features Kluson Deluxe closed-back tuners with oval metal buttons and special chrome Stratocaster knobs with knurled sides. It also includes a Fender Synchronized Tremolo, combined with a six-saddle bridge and a special chrome tremolo arm.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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