New@NAMM 2015: Fender Sandblasted Ash Strat and Tele

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Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Stratocaster

The Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Stratocaster features one of the most alluringly unusual finish treatments yet seen on a Fender instrument. After the transparent finish (in beautiful Sapphire Blue or Crimson Red) is applied, the ash body is literally sandblasted, leaving the surface grain pattern wonderfully textured with parallel ruts and grooves in which the black grain-filler coat shows beneath the color finish coat. It’s a truly beautiful look complemented by a black pickguard, and the “topography” of no two instruments is identical.

The guitar is also finely appointed with American Standard single-coil Stratocaster pickups, a “no-load” tone control for the middle and bridge pickups (bypasses tone control circuitry when turned all the way up), and much more.

FEATURES

• Ash body with special sandblasted finish treatment

• 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets

• Three American Standard single-coil Stratocaster pickups with five-way switching

• “No-load” tone control for middle and bridge pickups (bypasses all tone control • circuitry when turned all the way up)

• Black pickguard, control knobs and pickup switch tip

• Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Telecaster

The Limited Edition Sandblasted Ash Telecaster features one of the most alluringly unusual finish treatments yet seen on a Fender instrument. After the transparent finish (in beautiful Sapphire Blue or Crimson Red) is applied, the ash body is literally sandblasted, leaving the surface grain pattern wonderfully textured with parallel ruts and grooves in which the black grain-filler coat shows beneath the color finish coat. It’s a truly beautiful look complemented by a black pickguard, and the “topography” of no two instruments is identical.

The guitar is also finely appointed with American Standard single-coil Telecaster pickups, a Greasebucket tone circuit (rolls off highs without adding bass), and much more.

FEATURES

• Ash body with special sandblasted finish treatment

• Maple neck with “C” profile

• 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets

• Dual American Standard single-coil Telecaster pickups with three-way switching

• Greasebucket tone circuit

• American Vintage string-through-body Telecaster bridge with three chrome “barrel” saddles

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