Fender Rarities Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster
Quiltin' ItWildwoodians, we are pleased to present another spectacular entry into Fender's Rarities Collection: the Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster. This maple monster is a stone cold stunner! The quilt on the top is gorgeous, and it contrasts nicely with the darker hues of the roasted alder body. The rosewood neck and fingerboard are darker still, and together the three tonewoods create a colorful, lively yet earthy aesthetic.
They also create quite an intoxicating sonic cocktail. The roasted body imparts a bit of vintage-style woodiness and clarity, the rosewood neck makes the bass response deep and piano-like while sweetening the trebles, and the quilted maple top adds a tad more chime, cut, and clarity. Three '65 Pure Vintage Gray Bottom pickups do a wonderful job of recreating classic Fender tones, but as a result of the tonewood chemistry, this Strat sounds a little different than the others. It's a bit richer, with enhanced sustain and high-end sweetness.
It also plays like a dream thanks to its 9.5" fingerboard radius and its vintage-tall frets, a combination that makes chording easy while allowing you to "feel the wood" and play expressively.
All in all, the Quilted Maple Top Stratocaster is as beautiful as it is sonically inspiring. We're proud to showcase it for our exceptional customers, and we know it will help you make all kinds of joyous noise.
|Model||Rarities Quilt Maple Top Stratocaster|
|Finish Type||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Body Wood||Roasted Alder|
|Top Wood||Flamed Maple|
|Neck Wood||Solid Rosewood|
|Neck Shape||'60s C|
|Neck Dimensions||.820 1st - .970 12th|
|Neck Finish||Hand-Rubbed Satin Urethane|
|Width at Nut||1.650"|
|Frets||21 Vintage Tall|
|Pickups||3 Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom Single-Coils|
|Controls||1 Volume, 2 Tones, 5-Way Selector|
|Bridge||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm|
|Tuners||Pure Vintage Single Line Fender Deluxe|
|Pickguard||1-Ply Gold Anodized|
|Case||Brown Fender Hardshell|
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