Fender Rarities Series Quilt Maple Top American Original ’60s Stratocaster with Rosewood Neck 2019 – Natural — MINT/NOS

$ 2049.00


This guitar is more than MINT – its totally “New Old Stock”. 

I bought two of these in 2019 (normal practice when touring and recording).  Even though this is a great guitar, it is completely new.  Just not played.  I added Dunlop Strap Locks. 

I am showing a bunch of pics so you can see how MINT this guitar is. No wear, damage, cracks, etc.

Here’s the ad from Sweetwater:

An Eye-popping Addition to Fender’s Rarities Series

The Fender Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster is April’s entry in their Rarities Series, and it’s an eye-popping visual feast. Everything is centered around an alder Strat body — the mainstay for Fender bodies. But scope out this guitar’s quilt maple top and you’ll quickly realize that this isn’t your typical Stratocaster. It doesn’t sound like an off-the-shelf Strat, either. The alder is roasted, first of all. Beyond that, the maple injects it with a healthy dose of bite and sustain. Plug this bad boy in, and you’ll bask in a blues-ish, mid-‘60s-flavored tone with loads of bell-like top end via a trio of Pure Vintage ’65 gray-bottom single-coil pickups. And it plays like a dream — its solid rosewood neck and fingerboard feature a comfortable ‘60s C shape and easy-playing 9.5” radius. A striking gloss polyurethane finish and Pure Vintage hardware round out the Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster’s exciting features.

Top-shelf woods offer premium tone and looks

The Fender Rarities Series Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster is built from premium woods. Its roasted alder body is topped with eye-popping quilt maple, yielding an inviting, balanced blend of brightness, bite, and sustain. Its solid rosewood maple neck and fingerboard, besides offering exquisite playability, add extra warmth and smoothness to this guitar’s beautiful tonal cocktail. The Quilt Maple Top Strat’s gloss polyurethane finish adds a dazzling shine to its visually stunning finish.

Pure Vintage ’65 pickups dish out truckloads of legendary tone

The Quilt Maple Top Strat’s Pure Vintage ’65 gray-bottom single-coils are as period correct as they come, from the fiber bobbins and Alnico V magnets right down to the enamel-coated coil wire and cloth-covered output wires. Wax potting keeps feedback and icepicks to a minimum, while contemporary 5-way switching unlocks in-between tones that are impossible on a true ’65. Want an infectious, blues-ish tone with bell-like highs? Then, this is the Strat to get.

Fender Rarities Series — a new boutique-style guitar every month

Starting in April of 2019, Fender will release a new boutique-style guitar each month. Dubbed the Fender Rarities Series, these guitars feature premium woods, quilted maple tops, f-holes, high-end electronics, and all kinds of eye-popping finishes. The Rarities Series includes various Telecasters, Stratocasters, and a Jazz Bass — a total of nine instruments in all. The guitarists here at Sweetwater are digging the uniqueness of these guitars, and we know our customers will, too.

Fender Rarities Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster Features:

·Roasted alder body delivers an inviting, balanced sound

·Eye-popping quilt maple top enhances brightness, bite, and sustain

·‘60s C-shaped solid rosewood neck yields impressive playing comfort

·9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 vintage-tall frets enables easy playability

·Pure Vintage ’65 gray-bottom single-coil pickups yield an infectious, blues-ish tone with bell-like highs

·Bone nut and 6-saddle synchronized tremolo ensure maximum sustain

·Gloss polyurethane finish adds a dazzling shine to its visually stunning finish

Tech Specs

·Body Type:Solidbody

·Body Shape:Stratocaster


·Number of Strings:6

·Body Material:Roasted Alder

·Top Material:Quilted Maple

·Body Finish:Gloss Polyurethane


·Neck Material:Rosewood

·Neck Shape:’60s C


·Fingerboard Material:Rosewood

·Fingerboard Inlay:Pearloid Dots

·Number of Frets:21, Vintage Tall

·Scale Length:25.5″

·Nut Width:1.650″

·Nut Material:Bone

·Bridge/Tailpiece:6-saddle pure Vintage Synchronized Tremolo

·Tuners:Pure Vintage Single line Fender Deluxe

·Neck Pickup:Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-bottom Single-coil

·Middle Pickup:Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-bottom Single-coil

·Bridge Pickup:Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-bottom Single-coil

·Controls:1 x master volume, 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch

·Strings:Fender NPS, .009-.042

·Case Included:Hardshell Case

·Manufacturer Part Number:0176500821

Here are the specs from Fender’s Site:

Combining exotic tonewoods with premium pickups and appointments, the limited-edition Rarities Collection creates a truly unique musical experience. The Rarities Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster features a two-piece roasted alder body with a quilt maple top and a solid rosewood neck. The Pure Vintage 65 single-coil Stratocaster pickups deliver a sweet, articulate voice.



§  Two-piece roasted alder body with quilt maple top

§  Three Pure Vintage 65 single-coil Stratocaster pickups

§  “60s C”-shaped solid rosewood neck; 9.5”-radius fingerboard

§  Vintage-style hardware; six-point synchronized tremolo

§  Includes vintage-style hardshell case

§  Model #: 0176500821


The roasted alder body sports a quilt maple cap—a high-end appointment that adds elegance to this guitar.


We outfitted this guitar with our Pure Vintage 65 Stratocaster pickups for a sweet and articulate tone.


The one-piece rosewood neck adds warmth to the instrument’s voice and looks great.


The “60s C”-shaped neck profile is sculpted for a vintage-style playing feel, while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets offer modern playability.


This Stratocaster features a single-ply gold anodized aluminum pickguard.


The Rarities Quilt Maple Stratocaster includes a vintage-style deluxe brown hardshell case.


  • Body Material

Roasted Alder with Quilt Maple Top

  • Body Finish

Gloss Polyurethane

  • Body Shape



  • Neck Material

Solid Rosewood

  • Neck Finish

Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane

  • Neck Shape

’60s “C”

  • Scale Length

25.5″ (648 mm)

  • Fingerboard Material


  • Fingerboard Radius

9.5″ (241 mm)

  • Number of Frets


  • Fret Size

Vintage Tall

  • Nut Material


  • Nut Width

1.650″ (42 mm)

  • Position Inlays

White Pearloid Dot – 7mm

  • Truss Rod


  • Truss Rod Nut

Vintage-Style Slotted


  • Bridge Pickup

Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat®

  • Middle Pickup

Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat®

  • Neck Pickup

Pure Vintage ’65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coil Strat®

  • Controls

Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

  • Switching

5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup

  • Configuration



  • Bridge

Pure Vintage 6-Saddle Synchronized Tremolo

  • Hardware Finish


  • Tuning Machines

Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”

  • Pickguard

1-Ply Gold Anodized Aluminum

  • Control Knobs

Aged White Plastic

  • Switch Tip

Aged White

  • Neck Plate



  • Strings

Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)

  • Legal Notice

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – .


  • Case/Gig Bag

Brown Hardshell