2004 Fender John ENGLISH Masterbuilt '54 Stratocaster!
An anniversary strat by the Late-Great Senior Fender Masterbuilder John English! Comes with original case, COA, paperwork, etc. Beautiful example by possibly Fender's best Master Builder ever. The guitar plays and sounds excellent. The guitar features finish checking and a few small dings but no major wear. Closet Classic condition from the factory.This is the most accurate reproduction to date. Custom wound 1954 pickups with period correct Alnico 3 poles that are slightly wider than later Alnico 5's, providing the most accurate '54 tone available. 5-way switch added for more tonal options. The "U" profile Maple neck is fretted with vintage-sized frets and radiused to Fender's traditional 7.25" radius.The Custom Shop produced chemically-accurate and lab-tested plastics for the short skirt knobs, rounded-edge pickup covers, and period correct "football" switch tip. The bent-steel Fender-stamped bridge saddles are painstaking reproductions of the originals from 1954. The stunning grain of the Ash body shines through under the accurately mixed and applied Two-Tone Sunburst finish. The serial number was stamped on the real tremolo plate by Roger Centeno using the original die stamp, completing the package on this amazing collector's piece.