Fender 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat at TFOA

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Fender 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat at TFOA

For every guitarist who’s dreamt of combining the biting twang of a Telecaster with the sleek, ergonomic contours of a Strat, Fender has created this limited-edition guitar: The Whiteguard Strat. Tele hardware, electronics and playing feel, Strat body with lacquer finish and custom-shaped white pickguard, all topped of with the the unique style and sound you can only get from a Fender.

Built using an Ash body; Strong and dense, with a striking grain pattern. A classic Fender tonewood. Notably resonant, it offers clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. The grain-pattern of the Ash body can be seen through the thin, slightly glossy, nitrocellulose lacquer, complemented by the classic, white, 1-ply pickguard. The nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the body breathe with its true tonal character and also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.



Combining a modern 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with narrow-tall frets gives this instrument a comfortable fret-hand feel while making it easier to bend notes without fretting out.



The Telecaster pickups are created to accurately mimic the original Nocaster pickups, these period-correct single-coils have tight low end and clear, balanced midrange. To stay in the Nocaster-realm, this Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for accurate intonation and vintage-informed tone. A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, as well as being an authentic original-era Fender design element.



From the first moments out of her case, she's a delight to see and not to mention; Play. Without even plugging her in she has that Telecaster "Twang" we're so fond of, whilst still maintaining the lightweight and ergonomic feel of the Stratocaster. 



Model: 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: Ash
Top Material: None
Lefty No
Body Details: -
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Profile: Modern C-shape
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9,5”
Neck Details: -
Nutwidth: 42,5 mm - 1 11/16"
Scale Length: 648 mm - 25 1/2"
Bridge: Three saddle ashtray bridge
Tailpiece: None
Pickups: Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Bridge & Custom Shop '51 Single-Coil Nocaster
Tuners: Fender 'Deluxe'
Controls: 1 Volume and 1 Tone control.
Weight: -
Condition: New
Cosmetic Condition: None
Repairs:" None
Tech Notes: None
Travels in: Hardshell case
Accessories: None


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