2004 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster, Masterbuilt by Greg Fessler. Pre-Owned in mint, as-new condition. Collector owned, with no play wear. Includes original '54 replica hard-case, case candy, leather strap and certificate of authenticity.
Beautiful '54 reissue, wonderfully balanced and a pleasure to play. Super comfortable U Neck and the stock CS Vintage '54 pickups sound great.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Strat, Fender Masterbuilt a limited number of 1954 reissues in the Custom Shop. Dead nuts accurate in every detail, these guitars included Bakelite (polystyrene) plastic parts plus correct routs and tooling techniques.
"In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stratocaster guitar, the Custom Shop is building the Limited Edition 1954 Strat®. These faithful replications will be made with the same exacting detail as the original instruments, using many of the same machines and manufacturing methods used 50 years ago. Every deep body contour, pickup magnet and screw is a replica of a 1954 Strat. We even went as far as having pre-CBS Fender® employee, Roger Centeno, stamp each tremolo cover plate with the original die. And, yes they do come complete with the round holes!
Each guitar will be built by a Custom Shop Master Builder and will feature a nitrocellulose lacquered, two-piece ash body with offset glue seam and one-piece U-shape maple neck. Also, this limited release includes three new Custom Shop Vintage 1954 Stratocaster pickups, an original synchronized tremolo with “Ash Tray” bridge cover, bone nut."