A stunning Fender American Stratocaster Ultra 1996 In Sunburst with Flame Maple Top and Ebony fingerboard

Excellent condition. All original, including tags and paperwork. 
Ultra was the top of the line model, produced 1990-1999 in modest quantities. Beautiful select flame maple top and back on alder body. Ebony fretboard. Frets like new. Those are some of the finest guitars ever built by Fender and are on par in quality with Custom Shop guitars.
Neck was built by Hector Montes who worked at Fender Custom Shop.

Sounds absolutely fantastic!
One of the best Strats Fender has put out.
Top of the line model in the 90's.
Original Lace Sensor Pickups deliver signature Strat tones with zero hum.
Unique wiring, Mini switch,
TBX circuitry for complete tone control.
Excellent condition for a 23 year old guitar.
Beautiful flame maple top in rare Sunburst finish.
Highly figured maple neck with ebony fretboard.
Schaller Locking tuners, Fender locking tremolo, LSR nut.
Set up for nice low action.
Has very few superficial marks of use, some  light scratches.

Strat Ultra has a unique wiring system with four Lace Sensor pickups. There's a 3-way mini-switch that gives you some of the most incredible options other strats can't. You can select one of the coils of the Dual Red Lace pickup in the bridge position and mix them with the other two singles. This gives you the following options:

Position #1: The bridge pickup using a 3-way mini-switch. This alone gives several variations, which are really cool. Here is what the "mini-switch" does to the Dually bridge pickup (and remember too, that these settings can be mixed with the other pickups). Up)activates the front bridge pickup which creates a out of phase hollow sound, which then can be mixed with the middle pickups with the 5-way Super Switch. Middle) has the bridge pickups in series creating a hot humbucker sound. Down) activates the back pickup on the bridge to give a single coil sound which mimics the tone of a Telecaster bridge pickup. The distance of the pickups from the bridge creates different tones.

Position #2: The bridge and the middle pickups mixed together, which can get a multitude of Strat out-of-phase tones because of the mini-switch and the TBX tone control.

Position #3: Here is where we part from standard Strat wiring. Instead of just running the middle pickup, this position mixes the neck pickup with the bridge pickup like on any 2 pickup guitars, such as a Telecaster. Again, with the mini-switch you can shape the color of the sound. Full, rich rhythm sounds. And both tone controls are also combined in this position too.

Position #4: Is the neck and the middle combined in an out-of-phase vintage Strat tone.

Position #5: Is totally vintage Strat with just the neck pickup and the middle tone control.


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US Buyers: No taxes, duties or brokerage fees. 7-8 days.

Worldwide: Canada Post Expedited Parcel or EMS, 13-15 days, depending on location. Shipping fees in the listing are only estimates. Please message us for an exact quote.


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Guitar Brain and Co.

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Brand Fender
Model Strat Ultra
Finish Sunburst
Categories Solid Body
Year 1996
Made In United States
Frets Medium Jumbo
Number of Strings 6 String
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Body Shape S-Style
Neck Material Maple
Scale Length 25 1/2"
Body Type Solid Body
Body Material Alder
Fretboard Material Ebony

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