Sonic Evaluation

This serial may be one of the most fearsome Fessler-built Stratocasters ever to come through the door at Wildwood. It has a big, rich sound when you play it unplugged, and things only get better when you amplify. It has an articulate, snappy attack and lots of dynamic range. When you really dig in, it compresses in a sweet natural way, and it sounds broader and more open the more you ease off with your right hand. This wide range of expression compels you to play with more dynamics and feel. The bridge pickup bites and sparkles over tight low-end, the middle pickup sounds full-bodied with lots of midrange chirp and quack, and the neck pickup is thick and throaty with smooth high end. Anyone looking for a killer Strat should check out this phenomenal Fessler!

Condition Report

This Greg Fessler-built gold sparkle beast is in great shape with no cosmetic flaws to speak of. The frets do show some very light wear, but they have lots of life in them. It comes with its original Fender Custom Shop hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.


Brand Used
Model2004 Masterbuilt 1964 Stratocaster
Finish ColorFiremist Gold Metallic
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight7.88 lbs.
Master BuilderGreg Fessler
Body WoodAlder
Neck WoodLightly-Tinted Maple
Neck Shape'60s Oval C
Neck Dimensions.770 1st - .920 12th
FingerboardRound-Laminted Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius9.5"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.650"
Frets21 American Standard
PickupsCustom Shop '69 Handwound Single-Coil Strat (neck), Custom Shop Handwound Fat ‘50s Single-Coil Strat (middle), Custom Shop Handwound Texas Special Single-Coil Strat (bridge)
TunersVintage Style
Bridge6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard3-Ply Mint
CaseBlack Fender Custom Shop Case

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Serial Number: GF363

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