The Fender Select Stratocaster® Exotic Maple Quilt guitar certainly lives up to its name, with an atypical and highly distinctive wood figure in its quilt maple top. No two instruments are identical, and the swirling, almost marbled quality of the quilt wood figure is highlighted to even more beautiful effect by the guitar’s elegantly cool Iced Tea Burst gloss lacquer finish. An exotic creation indeed, it launches the Fender Select series into 2014 with more style and performance than ever, including a striking “channel-bound” rosewood fingerboard with a compound radius (9.5”-14”). This inlaid fingerboard design imparts an elegant appearance and an amazingly comfortable fretting-hand feel in which both edges are pleasingly rounded, with no side seam between the neck and fingerboard.
Other premium features include a comfortably contoured neck heel on the alder body, birds-eye maple neck with “modern C” profile, 21 medium jumbo frets and “vintage ivory” dot position inlays, three single-coil Fender Select Stratocaster guitar pickups with five-way switching, three-ply parchment pickguard and aged white control knobs, Bi-Flex™ truss rod system, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles, deluxe staggered tuners, Micro-Tilt™ neck adjustment and Fender Select headstock medallion. Includes Fender Select tweed case, guitar strap, cable and polishing cloth.
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|Model Name:||Fender Select Stratocaster® Exotic Maple Quilt, Channel-Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, Iced Tea Burst|
|Color:||Ice Tea Burst|
|Body Material:||Select Alder with AAA Exotic Maple Quilt Top|
|Body Finish:||Hand-Stained with Gloss Lacquer Finish|
|Neck Material:||Bird's Eye Maple|
|Neck Finish:||Hand-Rubbed Oil with Gloss Lacquer Headstock Face|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Position Inlays:||Vintage Ivory Face Dot, Black Side Dot|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt™|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Fender Select Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines:||Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking|
|Control Knobs:||Aged White Plastic|
|Switch Tips:||Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Fender Select Medallion Inlaid on Back of Headstock, Highly Detailed Fret and Nut Work, Lighweight Chrome-Plated 4-Bolt Aluminum Neckplate with Micro-Tilt™ Adjustment, Bi-Flex™ Truss Rod System, Rolled Fingerboard Edges, Synthetic Bone Nut, Strap Lock Ready Strap Buttons, Single "T"-Roller String Tree, Contoured Heel, Aged White Plastic Parts|
|Included Accessories:||Strap, Cable, Cloth, Tweed Hardshell Case|
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