Fender Custom Shop '54 Stratocaster 1998 Sunburst

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  • $1,800$2,300

The Fender Custom Shop opened in 1987 with the goal of producing high-end version of Fender guitars on-par with those produced under Leo Fender before the CBS takeover in 1965. Fender Custom Shop instruments are usually made in very small production runs and there is a great deal of variation within its output. Guitars like this Stratocaster feature upgraded pickups, hardware, and woods. Due to the highly customized character of Custom Shop guitars, their valuation can vary greatly based on the specifics of the instrument. 

The Custom Shop '54 Stratocaster reproduced the specifications and feel of the Strat in its very first year of production, including a two-tone sunburst finish, Custom '50 pickups, Ash body and Maple fingerboard. It was discontinued in 1998. Gold hardware was optional. 
Years of Production: 1992 - 1998

Body Style: Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Alder body, Rosewood fingerboard, Maple neck

Design Elements:  Three single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, pearloid pickguard

Notable Stratocaster Players: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

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