Near Mint Condition Fender Deluxe "Fat Strat" Stratocaster Made in USA
Up for sale is this beautiful 2005 Fender Deluxe "Fat Strat" Stratocaster made in Corona California with a one piece maple neck and a tobacco brown sunburst, metal nut, locking tuners, and modern chrome bridge, The H-S-S pickup configuration rocks the house with piercing, clear highs and the humbucker in the bridge give that crunchy and fierce tone giving wide versatility to any player. The metal nut adds clear resonance and an amazing tone. This beautiful beast comes with a luxurious leather strap, original paperwork, strap locks, and a branded, tweed case that arrived with the guitar when it was purchased.
Date of manufacture: 2005
Origin: Corona, California
Model: Deluxe Fat Strat serial number DZ7055421
Finish: Tobacco sunburst
Neck: Maple with pearl dot inlays, 22 jumbo frets
Hardware: Locking tuners
Original price: $1600
The Fender Stratocaster is a model of electric guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has continuously manufactured the Stratocaster from 1954 to the present. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. Along with the Gibson Les Paul, it is one of the most often emulated electric guitar shapes."Stratocaster" and "Strat" are trademark terms belonging to Fender.
The Stratocaster is a versatile guitar, usable for most styles of music and has been used in many genres, including country, rock, pop, folk, soul, rhythm and blues, blues, jazz, punk, and heavy metal.
During the CBS era, particularly the 1970s, the perceived quality of Fender instruments fell. During this time, vintage instruments from the pre-CBS era became popular.
When the Fender company was bought from CBS by a group of investors and employees headed by in1985, manufacturing resumed its former high quality and Fender was able to regain market share and brand reputation. Dan Smith, with the help of John Page, proceeded to work on a reissue of the most popular guitars of Fender's era.
In 1987, Fender launched an updated model: the American Standard Stratocaster. This was tailored to the demands of modern players, notably having a flatter fingerboard, a thinner neck profile and an improved tremolo system. This model line has been continuously improved and is remains in production as of 2016. The model line received upgrades in 2000, when it was renamed as the American Series Stratocaster, and again in 2008, when the American Standard name was restored.