Melody Music Shop

2018 Limited Edition Parallel Universe Whiteguard Stratocaster

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Year: 2018

Serial Number: US18080390

Weight: 7 lbs, 9.4 oz

 

COMFORTABLE & CRISP

For every guitarist who’s dreamt of combining the biting twang of a Telecaster® with the sleek, ergonomic contours of a Strat, we created this limited-edition guitar: The Whiteguard Strat. Tele hardware, electronics and playing feel? Check. Ash Strat body with lacquer finish and custom-shaped white pickguard? Check. The unique style and sound you can only get from Fender? You better believe that’s a check.

FEATURES

  • Ash body with lacquer finish
  • “Modern C”-shaped maple Tele neck; 9.5”-radius fingerboard
  • Fender Custom Shop ‘51 Nocaster single-coil bridge and neck pickups
  • Limited Edition neck plate; silver Fender logo
  • Includes hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity
ASH BODY
ASH BODY

Strong and dense, with a striking grain pattern, ash is classic Fender tone wood. Notably resonant, it offers clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end.

LACQUER FINISH
LACQUER FINISH

The nitrocellulose lacquer finish lets the body breathe with its true tonal character and also ages and wears in a distinctively personal way.

MODERN PLAYBILITY
MODERN PLAYBILITY

Combining a modern 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with narrow-tall frets gives this instrument a comfortable fret-hand feel while making it easier to bend notes without fretting out.

CUSTOM SHOP ‘51 NOCASTER PICKUPS
CUSTOM SHOP ‘51 NOCASTER PICKUPS

Created to accurately mimic the original Nocaster pickups, these period-correct single-coil pickups have tight low end and clear, balanced midrange.

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL TELE BRIDGE
AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL TELE BRIDGE

Blending vintage style with modern feel and performance, this Telecaster bridge sports three compensated brass barrel saddles for accurate intonation and vintage-informed tone.

BONE NUT
BONE NUT

A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, as well as being an authentic original-era Fender design element.

BODY
  • Body Material
    Ash
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
NECK
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
  • Neck Shape
    Modern "C"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    22
  • Fret Size
    Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Bi-Flex™
  • Truss Rod Nut
    1/8" American Series
ELECTRONICS
  • Bridge Pickup
    Custom Shop '51 Nocaster® Bridge
  • Neck Pickup
    Custom Shop '51 Single-Coil Nocaster
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching
    3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SS
HARDWARE
  • Bridge
    3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6 screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray" Bridge Cover
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard
    1-Ply White
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Dome
  • Switch Tip
    Barrel Style
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt

 

Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!

With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!

Please contact us if you have any questions!

Layaway is an option!

  • Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
  • Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days.
  • A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
  • The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
  • There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
  • Please contact us with any further questions regarding our layaway policy!

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Items purchased from our store will ship out within 1 business day of receiving payment. FedEX Ground or Home Delivery, fully insured, will be used for shipping instruments and large items. Items over $200 will require a signature. Accessories and other small items will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

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