2007 Fender American Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Modded)

This guy appears to be a modified Highway One Strat and the serial places it at 2007. It's got a thin, nitro finish that has clearly worn-through at the right-arm area (in a delicious way). It's been modified a bit in the wiring and pickup loadout, too. It has two of the original single coil Strat pickups (neck and middle) but there's a Duncan humbucker of some sort at the bridge.

In addition, the second "tone" control (farthest down) actually functions as a single/humbucking mode blender for the bridge pickup so you can "roll it off" to get a single coil sound at the bridge and "roll it on" to get a full humbucking mode. That one little change makes something I consider "design by committee" (the SSH format) into something much more interesting and versatile.

A consignor sent this one in and after a glorified setup it's ready to go and playing fast and easy.

Repairs included: a fret level/dress, cleaning, and setup.

Body wood: alder

Bridge: traditional Strat

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple w/skunk stripe

Pickups: 2x original Fender Alnico Strat, 1x Duncan humbucker

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

Neck shape: slim-med C

Board radius: ~9.5"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-wider

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body width: 12 5/8"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz

Condition notes: the finish is rubbed-through on the lower-bout-bass side (in a nice way) and there's mild pickwear and usewear throughout but overall it looks really nice. I'm pretty sure the pickguard and bridge pickup are replacements. The wiring is in good order and well-thought-out.

It comes with: a nice hard case and some case candy.


CM said…
I'm a big fan of using blend controls on the right instrument. I have a tele style guitar (well at least tele pickups) on a pretty nice old Surfleaf (Tom Scott -Elk Grove, CA) Supro-style body. It has a volume and a blend control, no switches, no tone control. First and foremost it contains the single coil hum while still being able to devote full output to either bridge or neck pickup or a blend of both. Whether it's a mistake I unintentionally made in wiring or what it came out right! Blame it on the flux-capacitor Marty. Really picks up the resonance on this clear-pine body. You get use to rolling the knob on the fly if you need to. Like Campbell's Soup MMM-Good.