The classic Shadows influenced Fender Custom Shop 56 NOS Strat – Vintage influenced, but with select modern appointments that are chosen to enhance the playing performance, so now very much akin to the Strat that Mr Marvin plays today – So let me list a few key bullet points
- New shiny gloss nitro fiesta red finish on a select alder body
- Weighs 7lbs and 11oz
- AA grade birds eye maple neck with light honey tint + satin’ played in finish
- 22 medium jumbo frets
- 9.5″ fingerboard radius
- Classic 60’s Oval C neck profile – measures .818″ to .944″
- Gold plated hardware
- Sperzel locking tuners
- Modern 2 point fulcrum trem
- Fender noiseless pick ups
- 5 way switch
- Master volume + tone neck + tone middle/bridge
- Deluxe vintage tweed case with centre pocket, certificate + Custom Shop black leather strap
Classic vintage feel :- The neck profile is straight from the pre-CBS glory years with that popular 60’s Oval C profile, so comfortable and easy to handle – AA grade birds eye maple neck and fingerboard adds a touch of glamour, as does the light honey tint – Modern features enhance the playing performance thanks to a satin ‘played in’ finish, so none of that sticky drag that you often find with a new shiny gloss finish – Now spec’d with 22 medium jumbo frets along with a 9.5″ fingerboard radius that allows for a slick and fluid playing action responds to a light touch – String bending is now smooth and effortless, to allow you to dig in and rip into a few big blues bends, with no choking out – So overall a comfortable and slick playing performance – Set up with a set of 10’s and the modern 2 point trem left ‘floating’ so both up and down pitch are possible – I can adjust as required – I know some Hank customers like to utilise 11’s, some even with a wound 3rd and even a few with half wound or flat wounds, so let me know which works for you and I will adjust the set-up accordingly
Modern features also include a set of Sperzel locking machine heads along with a smooth modern 2 point fulcrum trem system – Both of which are gold plated – The tremelo feels smooth and responsive, with a push/clip in arm, that feels nice and positive, without that ‘loose’ movement you often notice with an old trem arrangement – The overall approach is to provide you with a package that feels smooth and ensures a trouble free tuning package
Tonal character :- Crisp, smooth, rich and warm – Full lows and sparkling highs with transparent mids – Very melodic voice across all 5 switch settings with the neck pick-up delivering a lush angelic tone, whilst the bridge pick-up is crisp and clear without sounding thin – The two out of phase settings on position 2 and 4 are instantly infectious – Play chords and the articulation easily allows you to pick out each note, no matter if you play a full power chord or arpeggio style – Caress each single note or attack it for more snap and attack and this Strat is loaded with emotion which allows you to fully express yourself
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Every guitar in stock at Guitars4You has been personally selected, inspected and approved by me, with particular attention paid to the set-up and playing performance – Every sale, phone call, mail order transaction or e-mail is handled my me – Mark Hopkin, the owner, Managing Director, cleaner and coffee maker (Jo, my wife helps with the coffee) – A 35 year journey has fuelled my knowledge, experience, love, devotion and passion for exceptionally fine guitars – This reflects in every aspect of our business.
I have no desire to run an Amazon style 'click to buy' guitar shop, that lacks any soul or passion, or indeed to fill a showroom with a selection of dirty, shop soiled or dusty guitars that are in need of a set-up.
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