Awesome limited edition "Dealer Exclusive" series Fender Player Stratocaster - featuring a caramelised/roasted maple neck, 2-tone Sunburst finish, aged white plastic parts and 3-ply parchment pickguard!
The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Featuring this classic sound—bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation—the Player Stratocaster is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. It’s ready to serve your musical vision, it’s versatile enough to handle any style of music and it’s the perfect platform for creating your own sound.
What is a roasted maple neck?
"Roasted, Baked, Torrefied and Caramelised maple are all words you may have heard associated with guitar necks. These words all describe maple wood that has undergone the same thermal treatment process. In simple terms, the process involves heating the wood to remove any moisture, oils and sugar, creating a more stable structure. As a result, the wood is much less vulnerable to temperature and humidity changes, as well as other improvements that benefit guitar players.
This process is achieved by thermally treating the wood in a roasting kiln. The temperature of which is controlled very carefully to slowly heat the wood and remove any moisture and impurities. This kiln is kept completely oxygen-free so that the wood does not combust, very similar to how charcoal is made. As you may have guessed, this is where the words “Roasted” and “Baked” originate from."