2005 Fender (Mexico) FSR FMT Stratocaster Electric Guitar

These SuperStrat-looking creations were a short-lived thing for Fender and several different varieties were made made from around Y2K to about 2010 before returning to "vintage style" across most of their lines. This guy is basically a "normal" Mexican Strat save that its second tone knob is removed, there's no pickguard, and the top has flamed maple veneer. I do like the sort-of honey-brown-burst finish, though.

The pickups have been swapped-out to upgraded Fender SCN (noiseless) pickups and at that time the owner painted the covers black. Those can always be swapped to player preferences, though. I replaced a junky import jack with a new Switchcraft one as well. Otherwise, it's original. My only other work was a quick setup and it's now playing bang-on and is ready to go -- though I did block the trem/whammy so it's operating as a hardtail at the moment.

While the noiseless pickups don't have as much bite or snap as a traditional Strat pickup, they do sound good. They're clean and clear, get you a lot of Stratty "vibe," and take gain nicely.

Repairs included: setup, new Switchcraft jack, blocked trem, new string trees.

Body wood: alder, maybe? hard to tell...

Bridge: Strat-style

Fretboard: rosewood

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 3x Fender SCN (Noiselss) "single coils"

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

Neck shape: slim C

Board radius: ~9.5"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-modern

Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 12 3/4"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs 3 oz

Condition notes: it's pretty clean but does show minor pickwear/playwear on the top and the odd minor scuff or scratch around the body. The frets have the teensiest wear but play essentially fresh. I did add a couple string trees at the headstock (Gotoh ones) as the original single wasn't enough to do the job and was a little damaged as well.