Sonic Evaluation

For the Stratocaster's fiftieth birthday, Fender celebrated by having each Custom Shop Masterbuilder make a true-to-vintage '54 Stratocaster. This serial sprang from the bench of Galuszka, and it is absolutely delightful. The bridge pickup has plenty of chime, quack and twang, and it also has some lovely bell-like clang in the high-end. The neck pickup has robust warm low-end to go with broad, sonorous midrange and glassy highs. The middle pickup is balanced with full resonance across the board, and it has an extra bump in the upper mids to cut through the mix. All in all, it sounds like it could go toe-to-toe with a vintage Strat! Anyone looking for vintage Fender mojo should check this serial out!

Condition Report

This Masterbuilt marvel is in excellent condition with virtually no signs of play wear. It comes with a certificate of authenticity, a non-original Fender molded plastic case, and its original brown thermometer vintage reissue case.


Brand Used
ModelMasterbuilt 50th Anniversary 1954 Stratocaster
Finish Color2-Tone Sunburst
AgingCloset Classic
Finish TypeNitrocellulose Lacquer
Weight7.02 lbs.
Master BuilderDennis Galuszka
Body WoodAsh
Neck WoodQuartersawn Maple
Neck Shape1954 U
Neck Dimensions.890 1st - .970 12th
Fingerboard Radius7.25"
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.650"
Nut MaterialBone
Frets21 Vintage-Style
Pickups3 Custom Handwound Abigail Ybarra Single-Coil Strat
Controls1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch (3-way included in case)
BridgeVintage Tremolo
TunersVintage-Style with Nickel Buttons
PickguardSingle-Ply All-Bakelite White
Switch TipFootball Switch Tip Unique to '54 Strats
CaseMolded Plastic Hardshell

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