Fender Rarities Flame Koa Top Stratocaster


The Fender Rarities Flame Koa Top Stratocaster is one of the most stunning and unique-looking Strats you’ll find outside of the Custom Shop. With its flame koa top, Filtertron-style bridge pickup, and Hot ‘59 Strat single-coils with gold-foil covers, this guitar has a striking appearance and a tone to match.

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The body of this guitar is made from ash which is a classic choice that harks back to 50s-era Strats, but the top is anything but traditional. The flame koa top gives this Strat an exotic look that’s unlike any production-line Fender around which will really help you stand out from the crowd. The body has a durable gloss polyurethane finish that’ll keep its shine for longer than a nitro-finish meaning that koa top will always look its best.

In more familiar territory, the neck is made from maple with a “Modern C” profile that fits comfortably in the hand. The matching maple fingerboard offers a smooth playing surface and the 9.5” radius is comfortable for playing chords and solos alike.


The pickups are another unique feature on this Strat. Underneath those eye-catching gold-foil single-coil covers lies two Hot ‘59 Strat pickups. While they may look non-traditional, you can rest assured that you won’t miss out on those iconic Strat tones, albeit in a more powerful format thanks to the overwound design of these pickups. Encased in a Filter’Tron style cover, the bridge pickup is a humbucker designed by Fender’s pickup guru Tim Shaw. Powerful, yet articulate this pickup adds some extra punch to the Strat formula.



  • Country Of Origin: US
  • Color: Natural
  • Body: Ash with Flamed Koa Top
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster


  • Neck Material: Quarter-Sawn European Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Frets Size: Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone


  • Bridge Pickup: Tim Shaw-Designed Pickup with Filter’Tron Cover
  • Middle Pickup: Hot ’59 Strat® with Gold Foil Covers
  • Neck Pickup: Hot ’59 Strat® with Gold Foil Covers
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade


  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
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