Fender Custom Shop 1957 Stratocaster “Chicago Special” Deluxe Closet Classic Super Aged Silverburst Sparkle (Serial #R134815)

$ 5650.00

The benchmark of craftsmanship, the Fender Custom Shop is the apex of what Fender has to offer. Each instrument is hand-crafted by Fender Master Builders from only the finest, premium-grade components. The Custom Shop, known also as “The Dream Factory,” produces extremely limited runs of period-correct touchstones from the Fender catalog, as well as special one-offs featuring experimental, ground-up design and appointments. Custom hand-wound and treated pickups, exotic tonewoods, hand-aged hardware, special relicing techniques–only the best of the best goes into what leaves the Fender Custom Shop. Fender’s finest expression of quality and art, supreme in all ways.   “Chicago Special” Strat® pickups:

  • Calibrated set – for balanced output
  • Each pickup as custom AlNiCo 5 magnet stagger for optimum output balance string-to-string 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs
  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response

Brand Name: Fender
Case Type: Hardshell Case
Hardware Color: Nickel
Made in: Made in the USA
Product Color: Super Aged Silverburst Sparkle
Relic or Aging Level: Deluxe Closet Classic
Serial Number: R134815
Series: Fender Custom Shop
Weight: 7lbs 10oz

Body Material: Ash
Body Shape: Stratocaster

Fingerboard Inlay: Micarta Black Dots
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 57 Style Soft “V”
Neck Tint or Color: Medium Tint
Number of Frets: 21 Frets
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65″
Side Marker Inlay: Micarta Black 3/32″
Truss Rod: 50’s

Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound Stratocaster Chicago Special Bridge
Controls and Switching: Fat 50 Strat 1/2 Blender
Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound Stratocaster Chicago Special Neck

Bridge: American Vintage Stratocaster
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage
Pickguard: Black Anodized Aluminum
Saddle Material: Metal
Tuning Machines: Vintage with Fender Logo