There's something magical about a well-worn guitar, don't you agree? Especially if has a faded Shell pink finish!
All the classic features of an early 1960s Strat are here - dark and rich rosewood fretboard, aged white 3-ply pickguard, contoured body that hugs you when you play. A happy marriage of a Fender Japan 62 Vintage Reissue C-shape neck and a USA-made alder body with nitro finish crackling and patina for miles.
The neck has a very beautiful dark rosewood fretboard with some lovely pronounced wood grain. Original vintage frets still have plenty of life in them, first couple of frets have some minor g-string wear, but nothing dramatic.
Gotoh Japan vintage style 6-point tremolo system comes with a lovely cold-rolled steel sustain block and a very stable tremolo arm. Original Kluson tuners help keep tuning stable even with active trem use and the faded finish of all the hardware complements the overall worn look of the guitar really nicely.
The electrical soul of this guitar comes from a set of handmade scatterwound 50s style single-coils with vintage-correct black fibre bobbins, alnico V staggered magnets for improved chime and clarity and enamel coil wires. This is a "stratty" strat, with all those bell-like tones. However, the bridge pickup is slightly overwound to give a bit more bottom end and mid-range push for some raunchy solos.
Classic wiring consists of the highest grade US-made components: CTS USA A250K "dimple" potentiometers, Oak 5-way switch, military-spec paper-in-oil tone capacitor for those smooth rolled-off tones. All body cavities and the back of the pickguard have been professionally shielded with high-grade copper foil with conductive adhesive to create a so-called "Faraday Cage", helping to curb any electrical interference.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, lemon oil fretboard treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping provided as well.
Fender Japan Stratocaster neck - custom MJT USA body - Shell Pink nitro relic
MODEL: Custom Strat
COLOUR: Shell pink, nitro relic gloss finish
PICKGUARD: 3-ply '64 style aged vintage white, full copper foil back shielding
NECK: Fender Japan 2004 C-shape maple neck, honey amber back gloss finish
FRETBOARD: rosewood, 7.25-inch radius
NUT WIDTH: 42.1 mm
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 21.3 mm, 12th fret - 25 mm
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with moderate wear
TUNERS: Kluson vintage slotted tuners, aged nickel finish
BODY: MJT USA boutique alder body, classic Strat contours, vintage style SSS body routing, highest quality copper foil cavities shielding
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3.6 kg
TREMOLO: Gotoh Japan 6-point vintage style, steel saddles, cold rolled steel tremolo block, original tremolo arm
WEAR: all wear intentional and purely cosmetic, no structural damage
PICKUPS: handmade scatter-wound single-coils with alnico V magnets and overwound bridge pickup
WIRING: USA-spec vintage style wiring with CTS USA A250K "dimple" pots, Oak USA 5-way switch, Orange Drop tone capacitor, Neutrik output jack, cloth-covered wires
Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.
We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.