Fender Custom Shop 2018 Postmodern Stratocaster RW Aged Olympic White

Fender

The Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Stratocaster RW is crafted with a two-piece select alder body, delivering a resonant and balanced tone, with lightweight properties. For that classic 1950s growl, this classic Strat is equipped with a trio of Dual-Mag pickups, producing a rich, clear tone that many players will love. An AA flame maple neck with a '63 Strat C profile offers comfort and a classic appearance, while the 9.5"-12" compound radius fingerboard offers a fluid hand flexibility. Additional features include an RSD Stratocaster bridge, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Alder Body

The Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Stratocaster features a two-piece select alder body that produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. Fender have used Alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing. This lightweight alder body wears a Lush Closet Classic finish, simulating the look of a guitar that’s been on the road for years.

Neck & Fingerboard

As well as offering a lightweight body, this Postmodern Strat also features a quartersawn AA flame maple neck with a ’63 Strat “C”-shaped profile, for added authenticity and comfort. Designed for flexible playing, the 9.5"-12" compound radius AAA rosewood fingerboard is curved for easy chord playing near the nut, flattening out for playing smoking leads without fear of fretting out during bends.

Trio Of Dual-Mag Pickups

For that classic 1950s tone, the Custom Shop Postmodern Stratocaster is equipped with a trio of hand-wound Dual-Mag Custom Shop pickups, that include a reverse-wound, reverse-polarity middle pickup to eliminate hum, and delivering a rich, clear tone that gave the Strat its iconic status. In addition, the fat ‘50s wiring reduces treble loss low volume, while allowing the controls to react smoothly and evenly, without the typical “hot spots” associated with other pickups.

Real Bone Nut

The Fender Custom Shop Strat also features a real bone nut, which maintains its classic appearance. The benefit of a real bone nut compared to modern materials is that bone offers an excellent resonance and sustain. A bone nut also delivers a very balanced tone, and will last a long time. In addition, this type of nut naturally self lubricates and helps you stay in tune for longer.

Postmodern Series

Custom Shop Postmodern guitars represent six decades of “Fender firsts” based simply on what works best in a single instrument. Player friendly with enhanced sonic and ergonomic features, the Postmodern series open the door to an even wider range of individual musical expression and creativity, with elegantly crafted Stratocaster and Telecaster models, and a special combination Precision/Jazz Bass models for today's player

Features

  • Equipped with a trio of hand-wound Dual-Mag Custom Shop Stratocaster pickups that deliver a rich, clear tone reminiscent of 1954
  • Delivers original-era Strat sound, with some modern player-oriented upgrades
  • Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and a certificate of authenticity
  • Two-piece select alder body wears a Lush Closet Classic finish, with authentic aged details
  • Quartersawn AA flame maple neck with ’63 Strat “C”-shaped profile
  • 9.5”-12” compound-radius neck with AAA rosewood fingerboard
  • RSD Stratocaster bridge with classic tremolo
  • Vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo
  • Real bone nut enhances sustain and provides better resonance
  • Authentic details include vintage white closet classic control knobs, 3-ply eggshell pickguard and many more

Specifications

Body

  • Series: Postmodern
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Colour: Olympic White

Neck

  • Neck Material: AA Flame Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1963 C
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 12" Compound Radius (241mm-305mm)
  • Fingerboard: AAA Rosewood
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Micarta White

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Dual-Mag Strat
  • Middle Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP Dual-Mag
  • Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Dual-Mag Strat
  • Controls:Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade
  • Bridge: RSD Stratocaster
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Control knobs: Vintage White Closet Classic
  • Strings:Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Accessories: Strap and Certificate of Authenticity