Truetone Color Set -  Taos Turquoise Transparent
Ever since the Stratocaster debuted in 1954, it has evolved, even in the earliest days.  The Strat has continued to change over the years, but for many, stepping back to how it was done in the 50's is the way to go.  The Fender Custom Shop excels at recreating the look, feel and sound of these guitars, often with special tweaks.  That's where we decided to go with this one.  

As part of a close partnership with the Fender Custom Shop, Truetone Music cooked up an exclusive run of guitars, known as "Truetone Color Sets".  It's where we do a quartet of instruments - Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster and Jazz bass - all in the same color, as a matching set.  For the colors, we picked unique ones that are rarely ever seen.  In this case, it's a  Taos Turquoise Transparent, one of the coolest and most vibrant colors that we've come across.  It's not even shown in the list of Custom Shop colors, but we've seen it done on a guitar before, and knew we had to choose it as a color set.
While the majority of Custom Shop guitars have some level of aging, from Closet Classic to Super Heavy Relic, we went in the opposite direction - we chose to do this guitar as an NOS (New Old Stock) piece.  The reason is simple: this one is just too beautiful to do anything besides NOS!  The wood grain looks great behind the transparent finish, and Taos Turquoise itself is an eye-catching color.  The silver anodized pickguard ties it all together, and the Abalone inlays are the perfect finishing touch.

This Custom Shop '57 Stratocaster is a testament to their ability to pull off vintage recreations with modern playability, featuring a flatter radius and bigger fret size, and an otherwise traditional design.  It has a two-piece select ash body that is lightweight, a stunning AAA birdseye maple neck with a 57 Style Soft "V" neck shape, and all of the correct vintage hardware.   We went with a 9.5" radius and Narrow Tall (6105) frets for easy playing and bending - this is one of the most common and popular modifications to vintage-styled guitars out of the Custom Shop.     For the pickups, we chose the Custom Shop Fat 50's set, which is the most popular on Strats being spec'ed out from scratch.  These recreate the sound of a classic mid-50's Strat, using formvar wire, Alnico 5 magnets and a vintage stagger, with strong output and a nice, even response across the tonal spectrum.  Enhanced bass response provides power without a harsh midrange.  It's a calibrated set, and very balanced.   The middle pickup is reverse wound/reverse polarity for hum canceling in positions 2 and 4.

Other features include an American Vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and a silver anodized pickguard. Also includes a Custom Shop tweed hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

This could be one of more "special" Strats that we've had come through here, and one of the most gorgeous.  Come to Club Fender to check out this amazing guitar, or order here right now for it to be sent straight to your home.

  • Serial # R119001
  • Weight: 7.7 lbs
  • Part #   9231014527
  • Based Model: 1957 Stratocaster
  • Finish Package: NOS
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color: Taos Turquoise Transparent
  • Pickguard: Silver Anodized
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Ash
  • Neck: AAA Birdseye Maple
  • Tint: Medium
  • Neck Shape: 57 Style Soft "V"
  • Dots: Abalone
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: Narrow Tall 6105
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .850"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .990"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop Fat 50's Strat
  • Middle Pickup:  Custom Shop Fat 50's RWRP
  • Bridge Pickup:   Custom Shop Fat 50's Strat
  • Wiring: Modern with 5-way switch
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: American Vintage
  • Neck plate: Vintage
  • Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Tweed

ConditionBrand New (New)
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  • Custom Shop '57 Reissue Stratocaster NOS
  • Taos Turquoise Transparent
  • 2022
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
  • Fender Custom Shop
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On

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