The new model features a one-piece mahogany body with a Static White nitrocellulose lacquer finish.
Further channeling the LP-vibe, the Uptown Strat also features a 24.75" scale length, a '60s C-shaped mahogany neck, and a 9.5"-radius rosewood fretboard with block inlays. There's an American Ultra-style sculpted heel, too.
The guitar's pickups – based on PAF humbuckers, claims Fender – feature the company's DoubleTap design. Each pickup can be adjusted via individual volume and tone controls, the latter of which split their respective humbucker. The three-way selector switch is in a very LP-like position, too.
This is still a Strat at its core, however, thanks to a two-point tremolo and classic Stratocaster headstock, complete with ClassicGear tuners.
The Uptown Strat is available now for $1,999. For more information, head to Fender.
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