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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Troposphere Strat Hard-Tail Heavy Relic Super Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst

SKU 00FCS231
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,800.00 - Original price $ 4,800.00
Original price
$ 4,800.00
$ 4,800.00 - $ 4,800.00
Current price $ 4,800.00

Welcome to the Troposphere. The lowest layer of our Earth’s atmosphere lies just below the Stratosphere and is the place where earthy sounds meet the cosmos. The Limited Edition Tropo Strat features a new set of pickups that deliver those cosmic tones to the most discerning ear. Developed in the Custom Shop by master builder Paul Waller, Tropo Strat pickups are underwound, sweet-sounding pickups that allow more headroom with overdriven sounds and clean up for the most delicate tones to emerge. It’s a calibrated pickup set with ’50s-style formvar wire on the bridge pickup, a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, and ’60s-style enamel wire on the neck pickup.

The Troposphere Strat features a two-piece off-center-seam alder body and single-piece tinted rift-sawn maple neck with a ’57 soft “V” back-shape, 7.25”-9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium vintage frets. Tropo pickups feature five-way switching and vintage modified #2 wiring with tone-saver treble bleed. Other features include a single-ply eggshell pickguard, hardtail Strat bridge with “Pat-Pend” saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Product Specs

Color: Super Faded Aged 2-Color Sunburst
Country Of Origin: US
Orientation: Right-Hand
Series: Limited Edition


Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Neck Construction: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V"
Neck Thickness: .940"
Neck Thickness 12th Fret: .970"
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Vintage
Headstock Thickness: 0.575" (14.6 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
Side Dots: Black
String Nut: Bone
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Truss Rod Nut: Vintage-Style Slotted


Body: 2-Piece Offset Seam Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: 2-Piece Offset Seam Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Style: Solid Body


Bridge: 6-Saddle Hardtail with "Pat. Pend." Saddles
Control Knobs: Vintage White
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt "Limited Edition" Engraved
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Pickup Covers: Vintage White
Strap Buttons: Vintage-Style
String Trees: Single Wing
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Switch Tip: Vintage White
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo Single Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo RWRP Single Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Tropo Single-Coil Strat®

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Potentiometers: CTS 250K
Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Style: 3 Single-Coil


Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity