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Fender Custom Shop Todd Krause Masterbuilt '57 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Desert Sand w/Maple Neck


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Weighing in at 7.09lbs, we have an absolutely jaw-dropping '57 Strat from Masterbuilder Todd Krause. This guitar plays like butter and sounds like the chiming of angels. It's like the pefect vintage strat without the vintage price tag and other issues associated with vintage instruments. The neck is a comfortable 10/56 "V" that manages to feel slightly chunky but without seeming huge or overwhelming. This one's not a baseball bat by any means. The Desert Sand nitro finish has a believable and skillfully done heavy relic that makes it feel like home and look like it's been lovingly played in honky tonks and dive bars for the last 60 years or so. This one is a lifetime instrument. Drop by the Casino or give us a call to try it out and ask any questions you might have. 

Model Number: 9216070215

Serial Number: R102340

Finish Package:HEAVY RELIC

Case: FCS Strat/Tele Tweed 

Weight: 7.09lbs


Body Wood: Alder

Body Color: Desert Sand

Body Finish: Thin Nitro Finish

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Hardware Plating:Chrome/Nickel Hardware

Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge

Output Assembly: 

Control Assembly: 

Neck Plate:Chrome/Nickel 

Back Plate & Trem Cover:White Parchment

Tremolo Arm: Vintage Trem Relic

Tremolo Arm Tip: Cream Tip 

Tuner Keys: Vint w/Fender Logo Relic

String Gauge:10-46

Neck Assembly: 4 Bolt

Neck Finish:Nitro Lacquer

Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn


Truss Rod: 50's

Head Style: Small

Neck Head Thickness:.575"

Neck Scoop: 56

Dot Spacing: Wide

Face Dot: Micarta Black .250

Side Dot: Black

Fret Wire: Vintage Upgrade / 45085

Number of Frets: 21

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"



Neck Back Shape: 10/56 "V" 

Neck Nut Width:1.650"

Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:.880"

Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .980"

Neck Butt Width: 2.200"

Nut Material: Bone

Number of Bolts:4

Head Cap Decal: 54-60 Strat w/OCB

Pickguard: 56 Strat 

Pickup Neck: HW 50's Strat NK/Mid Rel

Pickup Middle: HW 50's Strat NK/Mid Rel 

Pickup Bridge: HW 50's Strat Brg Relic 

Control Knobs: Parchment Relic 

Selector Switch Tip:Parchment 

Switch: Vintage 3-way