The Fender Stratocaster is probably the most iconic guitar ever produced and the Fender Custom Shop 2018 Postmodern Stratocaster relic is a fitting addition to this legendary line.
A lightweight Ash body is finished in the iconic Closet Classic Aged Daphne Blue, one of Fenders all time classic finishes, it's a real beauty! As a closet Classic model it features an aged nitro finish, there is no playing wear but plenty of other indications of the guitars age. The thin lacquer finish is heavily checked, especially on the back, the hardware is lightly oxidized and there are minor surface scratches across the body. It's inspired by guitars that have spent their lives hidden away in their case, maybe even forgotten about; this finish is distinctive and authentic.
The quartersawn Maple neck has a smooth finish, a 9.5"-12" compound radius and medium jumbo frets, it can handle anything you throw at it without even breaking a sweat; it's supremely comfortable and well balanced. The '60 Strat oval C profile is a joy to play and offers a great platform for both rhythm and lead playing.
The defining feature is the signature El Diablo singlecoil pickups, super spicy but not overpowering and harsh, they deliver the real Texas tone.
Supplied with a Fender Custom Shop hard case, this is a real sweet example of Custom Shop quality.