Pre Owned 2019 Fender Limited Edition American QMT Stratocaster HSS Pale Moon Trans Black With OHSC
Not too long ago, Fender released a super limited small run of guitars - the Limited Edition Pale Moon Strat and Tele set. With a truly unique aesthetic and unconventional wood choice, these guitars caught everyone's attention. They definitely caught our attention when a pair landed here! Not very many were made, and most were reserved for overseas markets - so they've been hard to come by, and tend to move fast.
This Limited Edition American QMT Stratocaster HSS Pale Moon is named for its pale moon ebony fingerboard and quilt maple top. To stay it looks stunning would be an understatement. There is a LOT going on here. The alder body (black on the back) is capped with a gorgeous quilt maple veneer. Each is unique - that's part of what makes this run that Fender did so special. The figuring of the quilt maple is really something else. Each is also unique is the maple neck is capped with a pale moon ebony fretboard, showcasing an unbelievably cool grain. The photos we took look great (thanks to our great photographer!) but it really does look even better in person. To add to the icing, it has a matching black headstock, which really works well. This guitar is just dripping!
It's not just about the looks though. A Strat this cool should also play like a dream, and this one definitely does. The modern C-to-D neck shape is super comfortable - not too thin, not too thick (1st fret dept is .820" and 12th fret depth is .890"). The 12" radius is flatter than your average Strat, even modern ones. All of the way up the neck, you can bend to your hearts content, without fear of fretting out.
This Strat comes loaded with two Fender Custom Hot single coils and a Custom Hot humbucker, plus a five-way switch and modern wiring. We plugged it in, and let rip - and it definitely ripped. This isn't a "mild" guitar - it's meant for those that want a Strat with hot pickups, strong output, and the ability to rock out. However, it's also incredibly versatile, in that it softens up nicely, and sounds amazingly crystal clear when clean.
Other features include deluxe locking tuners, a perfectly chosen single ply black pickguard, and a 2-point synchroized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles.
The original hardshell case (a super cool blonde one, which Fender rarely does) is included, as is the Certificate of Authenticity. The previous owner kept in great shape, and actually never played it - it was bought for collecting purposes only. So, it's in excellent condition, almost like new. The guitar has been setup to play perfectly by the techs in our shop. It's ready to go - and likely the only one we'll ever get, so if you're into it, don't sleep on it!
Serial # US19087186