2004 Fender Special Edition Lite Ash Stratocaster

  • $675.00
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Summary: Many early Strats and Teles were built with ash bodies, and then given a translucent "blond" finish. Ash is a choice tone wood that often has a very pleasing figure (or grain pattern). This Strat starts with a "custom contoured" lightweight ash body and is finished in a natural polyurethane that shows off the wood beautifully. Unlike most production model Strats, this one comes with a single-ply black pickguard that is a nice contrast to the ash body. Mounted on the pickguard are three specially designed Seymour Duncan pickups with staggered Alnico pole pieces: APS-1N (neck), APS-1RWRP (middle), APS-1B (bridge). The pickups have black covers, and the tone and volume controls are also matching black. A two-point synchronized tremolo lets you bend notes or entire chords up or down with remarkable tuning stability. This Strat also comes with a birdseye maple neck with abalone position markers.

Body: Solid Ash finished in a polyurethane gloss finish.

Neck: Birdseye Maple, 25.5” scale length, 1.6875” nut width, 9.5” radius, “V” shape, 22 frets.

Pickups/Hardware: Three Seymour Duncan APS single coil pickups, master volume/master tone controls/5-way pickup selector, cast/sealed tuning keys, two-point synchronized tremolo system, chrome hardware.

Cosmetics: This guitar has a finish crack on the top edge of the body. There is a lot of pick wear on the pickguard. The back of the neck has a few very small indentations. The top of the body has very small dents in the finish that can be seen in a reflection. The frets are in good shape but do show signs of light wear. The back plate is missing. Overall, this guitar is in good shape and plays very well.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Weight: 6.925 lbs.

Case: This guitar ships without a case, we will professionally package it and it will be fully insured.