• Guys, we've spent considerable money converting the Les Paul Forum to this new XenForo platform, and we have ongoing monthly operating expenses. THE "DONATIONS" TAB IS NOW WORKING, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN MAKE TO KEEP THE LES PAUL FORUM GOING! Thank you!

Fender Custom Shop

57gold

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 14, 2005
Messages
690
The one I have the opportunity on s one of the 25. What would a good ballpark be on one?

No idea, just what one would pay. Think I paid like $1,800 new...if it is one of the first group from Charlie's...could be a collectable to some.

But I'm not one to think that any post 1966 Fender or Gibson is a "collectable", just a guitar, which is not a bad thing at all. Love good guitars, old or new.

The lipstick tube PUs really give the instrument and uniquely funking voice. The V neck on mine is outstanding. The Tele knobs, MOTS guard, painted headstock and TX maps all give it great character.
 

Hot_Snake

Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2010
Messages
197
Ok i'll play. Here are my 3 Fender CS :

1954 reissue Stratocaster (2004 / 50th anniversary master built )
i'm not a strat guy but this i love this guitar. the neck is perfect, the pickups are warm and fat, very light weight.
l1140010.jpg


1963 reissue Telecaster (made in 2000, closet classic finish)
the checking on the body could have been better (looks artificial), but the nos ones are hard to find. plenty of classic 60's tele tones with this one !
l1130310.jpg

l1130311.jpg


1951 reissue Nocaster (made in 1999, nos finish)
a mix between a Cunetto and a "time machine" : hot and fat bridge pickup, bigger frets, big neck but not like the later models, different color ...
i had 5 other nocasters before finding this one, which is definitely the best specimen.
photo_10.jpg
 

Monroe

Active member
Joined
Mar 11, 2008
Messages
1,139
Here's a couple of Wildwood 10's I have:
The Dakota Red Strat is a 1959 Reissue /w Braz board, John English neck profile, and John Cruz pickups.
The Sonic Blue Tele is a '52 Reissue with a 56-V neck profile, a flat pole Broadcaster bridge PU and a Twisted Tele neck PU.
Both have a 10" radius, of course.

r43419_lg4.jpg


r4836_lg3.jpg
 

The Real MC

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Messages
742
1992 "set-neck" Strat with mahogany body/maple cap, ebony fretboard, SD JB in bridge and Texas Specials middle/neck. I'm the 2nd owner, got it for a bargain.

fender_custom-shop-strat-body.jpg
 

dragonfire

New member
Joined
Oct 18, 2013
Messages
212
1992 "set-neck" Strat with mahogany body/maple cap, ebony fretboard, SD JB in bridge and Texas Specials middle/neck. I'm the 2nd owner, got it for a bargain.

fender_custom-shop-strat-body.jpg

I've never had a "set neck" Fender. . . do you notice any difference in the sustain or playability?

I think it's a great idea as opposed to the bolt on but I'm sure they charge a pretty penny for that!!
 

The Real MC

Member
Joined
Dec 13, 2007
Messages
742
I've never had a "set neck" Fender. . . do you notice any difference in the sustain or playability?

I think it's a great idea as opposed to the bolt on but I'm sure they charge a pretty penny for that!!

It sustains better than a bolt on neck, but if it were a hard tail it would sustain like a LP.

Plays really nice all over the neck. My brother is a diehard LP player but he likes this strat. I was told that the fretboard is a compound radius.

I like mahogany as a tonewood, it works quite well on this set-neck. It can still spank like a strat with the single coils. Very versatile guitar.

Fender CS told me that those set-necks had Dimarzio humbuckers. I sent them this pic and they were surprised that it is a SD JB not Dimarzio. The original owner bought it as an investment and rarely played it so not likely that he changed the pups. Have yet to see another set-neck with these pickups.

Not standard strat wiring either. The middle tone knob is master tone. The lower tone knobs blends neck and bridge pickups, when you have the bridge on then it takes on that Gibson tone. Not quite a LP but pretty good.
 

sikoniko

Active member
Joined
Aug 28, 2012
Messages
675
Ok i'll play. Here are my 3 Fender CS :

1954 reissue Stratocaster (2004 / 50th anniversary master built )
i'm not a strat guy but this i love this guitar. the neck is perfect, the pickups are warm and fat, very light weight.
l1140010.jpg

I had one of these and I miss it. The neck chapel was perfect. Probably one of the few I wish I still had... though I did not like the checking on the body. Probably the reason I ultimately parted with it. Bothered me. Looked more like stain glass checking on mine than natural checking.
 

MikeSlub

Administrator
Joined
Jul 15, 2001
Messages
15,164
1995 Custom Shop '54 Strat:
1995_Fender_Stratocaster_54_Custom_Shop_Blonde.JPG


1995 Custom Shop Tele Jr.:
1995_Fender_Telecaster_Jr__Custom_Shop.JPG


1996 Custom Shop '60 Strat:
1996_Fender_60_Stratocaster_Custom_Shop_Shell_Pink.JPG


1996 Custom Shop '54 FMT Strat:
1996_Fender_Stratocaster_54_FMT_Cherryburst.JPG


1996 Custom Shop '60 FMT Strat:
1996_Fender_Stratocaster_60_FMT_Cherryburst.JPG


1997 Custom Shop Carved Top Strat:
1997_Fender_Stratocaster_Carved_Top.JPG


2014 Custom Shop John Cruz Strat:
2014_Fender_Stratocaster_John_Cruz_Masterbuilt.jpg
 

Hot_Snake

Member
Joined
Sep 26, 2010
Messages
197
I had one of these and I miss it. The neck chapel was perfect. Probably one of the few I wish I still had... though I did not like the checking on the body. Probably the reason I ultimately parted with it. Bothered me. Looked more like stain glass checking on mine than natural checking.

Mine is a Mark Kendrick one, and didn't have any checking when i got it ... You should try to find an other one made by him, it seems the models he built for this run were not aged :eek:la
 

Cogswell

The Duke of Dumbassery
Joined
Mar 19, 2002
Messages
15,717
I've never seen a Taos Turquoise Strat w/a rosewood fingerboard.
 

DMartini

New member
Joined
Sep 17, 2014
Messages
593
Mike Slub - is your Taos one a '60 RI Taos over Sonic or Daphne?
Hot Snake - that's a great looking '54 RI, shame you sold it isn't it part of the limited run of 1954 guitars?
my 2006 '56 RI
 

Red Baron

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 14, 2004
Messages
6,767
I bought this new 51 Nocaster today. It's a literally a NOS guitar, built in 2007 with a very unique Shoreline Gold finish and 9.5 radius neck... I love it! :jim

07nocaster_zps19fda9ff.jpg


Nocaster-01_zps8682c184.jpg
 

SFK

Les Paul Forum Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2001
Messages
4,044
'09 NOS Nocaster:

10444384_10152152507576607_5943028332397425611_n.jpg



'69 Strat Relic:

252288_10151378407056607_2061492248_n.jpg
 
Last edited:
Top