Fender 2004 Custom Shop Greg Fessler Masterbuilt 50th Anniversary Stratocaster, USED
In the spring of 1954, a momentous event took place in a small shop located in Southern California, as the first Fender Stratocaster guitar was introduced and shipped, making history in the world of music. This guitar was truly groundbreaking, featuring numerous new and innovative elements. From its unique tremolo design and sleek bodylines to the revolutionary "Offset Contour" body and the inclusion of not two, but three pickups, the Fender Stratocaster captured the attention of musicians from all genres.
Its futuristic design attracted guitar players of diverse musical tastes, who eagerly sought out and purchased this exceptional instrument. The Fender Stratocaster swiftly found a place in various music genres, including western swing, jazz, blues, country, and any other style that guitarists could imagine. Its appeal was so broad that it transcended boundaries, and it was considered a pinnacle of electric guitar design, setting the standard for others to follow.
Fast forward 50 years, and the Fender Stratocaster still stands the test of time, retaining its position as a timeless classic that continues to define and influence electric guitar design in the present day.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, the Fender Custom Shop has painstakingly crafted a Limited Release 1954 Stratocaster guitar. These exquisite instruments are meticulously Master Built at Fender's prestigious "Dream Factory" in Corona, California, ensuring the highest level of craftsmanship.
Each guitar in this limited edition series boasts custom reproduction original 1954 pickups, an authentic "U"-shape maple neck, and faithfully replicates the original finish and body contours of the iconic guitar from that era. This dedication to detail ensures that every instrument captures the essence and spirit of the classic 1954 Stratocaster, making them highly sought-after collector's items for music enthusiasts and guitar aficionados.
Remaining faithful to the authenticity of the original instruments, this limited release also includes several other remarkable features. For the first time since 1954, you'll find unique knobs, a switch tip, pickguard, and pickup covers that have been meticulously retooled and manufactured, adhering to the precise formulas and materials used back then.
Moreover, the package includes the original "Patent Pending" bridge saddles, which have been replicated despite Fender owning the patents for these components for quite some time. This commitment to accuracy ensures that every aspect of the guitar's design harks back to its groundbreaking 1954 roots.
To complete the package, you'll receive a replica of the form-fit case that accompanied the originals in 1954, adding a touch of nostalgia and historical significance to these exceptional guitars.
This guitar is in great condition, with no signs of damage.
Fender 54 style replica hard case and certification included.