For 2019, Fender have unveiled a series of limited edition Light Ash versions of 3 of their classic designs: the Strat, the Tele and the Jazz bass.
Limited Edition Light Ash Models
Ash was the tonewood of choice for the earliest Telecaster designs, back in the '50s - the first mass produced electric guitars. As a tip of the hat to this crucial part of Fender's history, they've used Lightweight Ash for these unique models. This tonewood is known for its balanced resonance with a slight scoop in the midrange, as well as its more reserved grain patterns.
Add special finishes and modern hardware to the mix, and you've got a selection of instruments with heaps of character. The combination of vintage woods and modern design appointments make these guitars truly stand out from the crowd.
Here's what Fender say:
Often copied, but never surpassed, the Stratocaster is arguably the world’s most-loved electric guitar. Electrifying the music world since its debut in 1954, its natural, versatile sound made the Stratocaster the benchmark for exceptional guitar tones. The American Professional Stratocaster isn’t a re-imagining of the classic design; it’s the authentic original model, evolved.
The choice of musical legends since its release, the Stratocaster feel and sound set the world on fire, powering music movements from electric blues to EDM, and everything in-between. In your hands this Strat is ready to navigate the creative twists and turns of your music, inspiring you to express yourself in new ways through your playing.
Developed by pickup master Tim Shaw, the V-Mod single-coil pickups are voiced specifically for each position, mixing alnico magnet types to produce powerful, nuanced tones with original Fender sonic DNA. Retain high end clarity when adjusting the volume controls, thanks to the new treble-bleed tone circuit that lets your tone shine through in all its glory. The modern ""Deep C”-shaped neck profile feels just right in your hand while the narrow-tall frets make it easy to bend strings accurately and play perfectly intonated chords.
The best of yesterday and today, the American Professional Stratocaster is the latest form of electric inspiration from Fender. Step up and stake your claim to a legend.
- Body shape: Stratocaster
- Body material: Lightweight Ash
- Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck material: Maple
- Neck shape: Modern Deep C
- Fretboard material: Rosewood
- Fretboard radius: 9.5"
- Fret size: narrow tall
- Number of frets: 22
- Pickup configuration: SSS
- Bridge pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
- Middle pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
- Neck pickup: V-Mod Single-Coil Strat
- Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles and Pop-In Tremolo Arm
- Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- Control knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
- Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
- Tuners: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
- Case: Black Hardshell