'50s Strat enthusiasts look out - the Fender Custom Shop Tomatillo Stratocaster III is a hot-rodded guitar that'll take you right back to the early days of rock 'n' roll. With its sweet, sizzlin' tone and killer battle-worn appearance, this axe looks, sounds, and plays just like a genuine '50s Fender. If you've been searching for a one-of-a-kind guitar that'll draw envy wherever you go, this Strat is the perfect addition to your collection.
As soon as you start riffing on this Strat, you'll notice it's surprisingly light - weighing in at only 7 lbs. 4 oz., it's a great go-to for those all-night performances and extended jam sessions. Players will also love its 2-piece select alder body that delivers a rich, punchy sound with pronounced upper mids and loads of sustain. And thanks to its "V" shaped AA maple neck, compound radius fingerboard, and 21 narrow tall frets, this Strat plays impeccably well.
Powering this beast is a trio of hand-wound Tomatillo Strat pickups that churn out a stunning array of vintage-inspired tones. Made with Alnico II magnets, these pickups are designed to replicate the sound of a '50s Alnico V pickup that's aged over the decades, giving them a sweet, bell-like sound with blooming lows, slightly scooped mids, and chiming highs. This Strat also features half-blend wiring that allows players to blend the neck pickup with the middle and bridge pickups, unlocking a wealth of thick, punchy tones.
Complete with a relic finish package that gives it the look and feel of a well-loved vintage Fender, the Custom Shop Tomatillo Stratocaster III is perfect for players seeking a premium old-school guitar with a slick, souped-up aesthetic.
Serial Number: CZ565146
Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz.
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: 0.91"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: 0.99"
Body Material: 2-piece Alder
Body Contours: '57 Strat Deep Body Contours
Body Finish: Flash Coat Lacquer
Finish Package: Relic
Neck Material: AA Birdseye Maple
Neck Profile: 11/56 Offcenter V
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" - 9.5" Compound Radius
Fingerboard Inlays: Micarta Black Dots 1/4"
Side Dots: Micarta Black 3/32"
Frets: Narrow Tall
Neck Finish: Medium Tint Flash Coat Lacquer
Hardware Plating: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard Shape: '56 Stratocaster
Pickup Selector: 5-way Blade Switch
Neck Pickup: Hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster Pickup
Middle Pickup: Hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster Pickup (Reverse-wound, Reverse-polarity)
Bridge Pickup: Hand-wound Tomatillo Stratocaster Pickup
Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Stratocaster Bridge
Pickup Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White
Tuners: Vintage with Fender Logo
Case: Custom Shop Tweed Hardshell Case