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Heavy Relic Treatment
The Fender Custom Shop LTD HS Strat is a unique guitar that will stand out from any crowd. Finished in an aged white blonde colour, the HS Strat features a heavy relic treatment on both the body and the neck that replicates the wear and tear from decades of heavy use , and a look that many guitarists long to achieve. The headstock also continues the aged-look and ties in well with the body-work adding extra authenticity to the guitar. Overall, its grungy appearance gives the HS Strat a deceiving history.
The two-piece body has been especially crafted from hand-selected alder, and carefully chosen by the Custom Shop for its tone, weight and appearance. This superb attention to detail provides you with a quality instrument that you can rely on, and also light enough to be played all night long.
V-Shaped Neck Profile
Sporting a 'soft V' shaped neck, the HS Strat offers comfort and ease of playing, and is also ideal for thumb-over playing. This style of neck maintains the replicated authenticity of the guitar, as soft v-shaped necks were originally designed to help stabilize the neck before the invention of truss rods. Fender use rift sawn maple for many of their guitar necks due to its strength, stability and quality.
The Fender Custom Shop LTD HS Strat is equipped with a Twisted Tele pickup and an overwound EVH bridge pickup, providing a distinctive sound. The twisted tele pickup offers a powerful high output, with a classic Telecaster tone that many guitarists will instantly recognise. As well as this neck pickup, the overwound EVH humbucker pickup on the bridge delivers crisp articulation, and also full sustain on every string, allowing each string to ring out proud and true.
- Overwound EVH bridge pickup maintains articulation, and enhances the sustain of each string
- Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil pickup on the neck
- Heavy relic treatment offers a vintage road-worn appearance
- Two-piece ash body offers a lightweight design allowing you to play for longer and maintains original authenticity
- Vintage-style six-screw Custom Shop RSD Stratocaster® tremolo bridge
- V-Shaped neck profile for extra comfort
- Simple traditional shape is ideal for beginners
- Certificate of Authenticity and Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Includes an Engraved Limited Edition Neck Plate
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
- Body Finish:Relic® Lacquer
- Body Colour:Aged White Blonde
- Neck Material:Maple Rift Sawn
- Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V"
- Neck Plate:4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
- Neck Finish: Heavy Relic® Tinted Lacquer
- Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
- Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple Neck
- Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 22
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
Harware & Electronics
Bridge Pickup:EVH® Humbucking
- Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound "Twisted" Tele® Single-Coil
- Controls:Volume, Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
- Bridge:RSD Stratocaster®
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Locking
- Strings:NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
- Case:Deluxe Hardshell Case
- Accessories:Strap and Certificate of Authenticity
The product price includes 6 years' warranty and 180 day money back guarantee.
However, the Gear4music extended warranty scheme provides an enhanced service, and is designed to offer a higher level of protection than many 'free' warranties offered by some retailers and manufacturers.
The highlights of this enhanced warranty service are:
- Warranty is extended to 6 years from the date of delivery.
- Our Money Back guarantee is extended from 30 days to 180 days (terms apply after 30 days)
- Collection and delivery costs are included for the first 2 years
- Claim 50% cash back on the cost of the policy after 6 years if it has not been used!
- Warranty is transferable if the item is re-sold
- Loan or replacement equipment will be provided if the product isn't repaired within 30 days
- If an item can not be repaired, a similar alternative product or cash discount (as defined in this policy) will be offered
- The policy can be cancelled within 30 days, and at any time after that for a pro-rata discount
Please note that this extended warranty is currently only available on products sold within the EU or EEA, and is subject to the terms and conditions as detailed on the extended warranty certificate provided.
For customers in outlying areas of the country, the price of the Extended Warranty may be marginally higher, due to the potential for higher collection and redelivery transport costs.
This enhanced warranty is in addition to the standard Gear4music and manufacturer warranty policies, and the Gear4music terms and conditions of trade. No statement or condition of sale contained within these terms affects or restricts your statutory rights as defined under the Consumer Contracts Regulation 2014.
Once the product is delivered, you have 180 days to decide that you definitely want to keep it. If you decide it is not suitable for any reason, you can return it back to us for replacement or full refund, including standard delivery charges.
All Products are new unless stated, and include a minimum of 2 years warranty.
Some items are only eligible for money back guarantee if they are returned to us unused and sealed in the original packaging, and in the case of software, unregistered. These items include:
- CDs & DVDs
- In-ear Monitors
- Earplugs and Ear Protection
- Mouthpieces, Reeds etc… for Woodwind and Brass instruments
- Mouth / Lip Care Products
We are unable to accept returns of any custom made items designed to work together as a unique package, such as computer system built to a customer’s personal specifications. Exceptions may only be possible with prior agreement of the vendor, and may be subject to a cancellation fee.
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