2005 Fender Showmaster HH Electric Guitar

Showmasters were a bit of a smaller run for Fender and this one was made in the Cort factory in Korea. It's a boutique-style instrument and features all sorts of spiffy elements. It's got a Gibson-style set neck, two-point modern-style Strat whammy, 5-way switching (which adds-back some of the "in-between" single-coil Strat sounds in positions 2 and 4), flamed-maple top veneer, and black/cosmo black-style hardware.

What I like about it is that despite all of the jazz fusion or prog-rock bling on the surface, it's at heart very much a player's instrument -- the electronics are all passive and the volume/tone controls are limited to master controls.

This one has been lightly-played through its life and shows mild wear/scratching throughout, but is overall quite clean. The hardware shows a little bit of plating wear but it's not obvious. After a setup and mild adjustments it plays on-the-dot, too. I've set the whammy to work with a bar as it should, but no bar came with the instrument. I expect it requires an import-sized insert.

Repairs included: setup, adjustments.

Body wood: mahogany family

Bridge: 2-point modern trem

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: mahogany family

Pickups: 2x Seymour Duncan humbuckers

Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: ~12-14"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium height, jumbo width

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 12 1/8"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz

Condition notes: as noted, it's quite clean but has mild tiny scratches here and there throughout. There's only the mildest playwear on the frets -- otherwise I would have leveled and dressed them during setup. The whammy bar is missing.

It comes with: a nice hard case.