Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Dale Wilson 57 Strat Heavy Relic Lake Placid Blue #CZ543070

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£6,495.00

We’ve waited 3 years for this absolutely killer Dale Wilson Masterbuilt 57 Strat! Spec includes 1951 “U” Neck Profile, Medium Jumbo Frets, Hand wound 50’s Pickups and a 9.5″ Radius. It’s also the perfect weight at 7lb 6oz! Full spec is in the gallery.

With Fender Case, Certificate and Case Candy.

Sorry but no part exchange on this guitar

Dale Wilson arrived at Fender in 2003, joined the Custom Shop in 2005 and became a Master Builder in 2011. Building guitars has been a driving passion for the California native since childhood. “Ever since I can remember, I’ve always loved guitars,” he said. “I didn’t dream of being a rock star; I dreamed of building the ultimate guitar. I was equally enthralled with the guitars just as much as I was with the players.”

Woodworking runs in the Wilson family, and the requisite Custom Shop zeal for outstanding craftsmanship has long been part of Dale’s DNA. He did repair work and mods in a small guitar shop right out of high school in the late 1980s; subsequently moving on to stints at Dobro and Rickenbacker before arriving at Fender, where he worked on Guild, Gretsch and Benedetto guitars before beginning his apprenticeship with various Custom Shop Master Builders.

He enjoys calling upon his extensive and varied experience as a craftsman to create highly distinctive guitars such as the Resophonic Thinline Telecaster®. Wilson also built five beautiful custom guitars for the January 2011 NAMM Show while still an apprentice and was asked to sign the back of the headstocks, garnering him his Master Builder status.

    Body

  • Colour: Lake Placid Blue
  • Body: Alder

    Neck

  • Number of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Fretboard Wood: Tight Grain Maple
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dots
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1951 "U" Neck

    Hardware

  • Bridge Hardware: Vintage Strat
  • Pickguard: Nitro Tortoiseshell

    Electronics

  • Bass Pickup: Handwound 50's Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Handwound 50's Strat
  • Treble Pickup: Handwound 50's Strat
  • Pickup Switching: Strat
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Body

Colour

Lake Placid Blue

Body

Alder

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Neck

Number of Frets

21 Medium Jumbo

Fretboard Wood

Tight Grain Maple

Fretboard Inlays

Dots

Radius

9.5"

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Neck

Neck Wood

Maple

Neck Shape

1951 "U" Neck

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Hardware

Bridge Hardware

Vintage Strat

Pickguard

Nitro Tortoiseshell

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Electronics

Bass Pickup

Handwound 50's Strat

Middle Pickup

Handwound 50's Strat

Treble Pickup

Handwound 50's Strat

Pickup Switching

Strat

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Additional Info

Weight

7lb 6oz

Accessories

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