Up for sale is my heavily modified and upgraded American Special Strat. I’m the original owner and all work was done professionally at my local luthier/repair shop.
The guitar has a blacked out aesthetic with regards to the hardware and plastics.
The tuning machines were upgraded to Fender locking and cascading tuners. A bone nut was installed to replace the cheap and poorly cut original plastic nut. The bridge was upgraded to a Gotoh Low Friction Tremolo (NS510TFE2BX). The neck plate is a custom laser etched photo of The Bride of Frankenstein.
The pickups were upgraded to DiMarzio True Velvets (neck and middle) and a Suhr Thornbucker (bridge). The controls were changed to a master volume and master tone. The volume pot is a Bourns 500K Audio Pot w/ Variable Treble Bleed Circuit (fine spline). The tone pot is a 250k push/push that coil splits the Thornbucker . The 5-way switch is a super switch wired so the middle position is the neck and bridge pickups (like a Telecaster).
Overall the guitar is in fantastic condition. There are some pick swirls and a couple of dents in the poly finish. The pickguard has done its job as there are also pick scratches on the pickguard primarily in the picking path of the right hand. However, the glossy finish makes it difficult to capture them in photos. The frets were just professionally crowned, leveled, and polished in preparation to sell.
Included is a Fender Gig bag.
I’m setting this for local pickup as I’m not interested in shipping. Thanks for stopping by.