Fender 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat Guitar - Vintage Blonde

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  • Strat' playability meets Tele' sound and style harmoniously
  • Ash body with gloss nitrocellulose lacquer preserving vintage blonde finish
  • Supple maple neck shaped to modern "C" profile for comfort
  • Satin lacquer neck finish guarantees the smoothest playing feel
  • Maple fingerboard with flatter 9.5-inch radius for lightning speed
  • Custom Shop '51 Nocaster pickups produce an enviable tonal palette
  • Cool Tele' bridge with removable modern "Ashtray" cover
  • Deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuning machines uphold tuning dutifully
  • Includes elite moulded hardshell case and strung with Fender USA strings
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The Fender 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat Guitar in Vintage Blonde combines the playing and looks of a Strat, but has the guts and voice of a Tele'. For those who've always fancied a bit of both, then the Whiteguard Strat will be right up your street.

Classic Strat style

The Whiteguard Strat is shaped to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway body shape that we've all come to know and love. The sleek curvature of the body is paired with a slender depth and bevelled edges that establish a comfortable figure-hugging feel that is unlike any other.

Built using ash, the Whiteguard Strat boasts a tonal character that puts greater emphasis on midrange warmth than that of the usual alder. However, the body still feels lightweight and easy to use, whilst the gloss nitrocellulose lacquer allows the vintage blonde finish to age gracefully. The custom-shaped white pickguard is an obvious departure from the usual Strat' style, but then it lends itself perfectly to enhancing the charms of this awesome hybrid model.

Supportive maple neck

Paired with the body is a sleek maple neck shaped to the modern "C" profile for a rapid-fire playability. The satin-lacquered finish along the back minimises build up, so that you can run your hand along without being impeded. Married to the neck is a bright-sounding maple fingerboard that ensures each note pops out with stunning clarity. The 9.5-inch radius makes a flatter surface, which combines beautifully with the 22 narrow tall frets to promote seamless string bends along its entire length. The black dot position inlays aid in your navigation along the neck, so that each performance is a joy from start to finish.

Classic Tele' twang

The 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat is equipped with a pair of Fender Custom Shop '51 Nocaster bridge pickups. These pickups produce a classic Tele' character with plenty of bite and a sparkling twang. With an emphasis on vintage tones, the Nocasters have a smooth midrange that responds heartily to the dynamics of your playing style. Whether you're fingerpicking, hybrid picking, flatpicking, or chicken pickin', each note will ring out brilliantly.

The control layout matches that of a Tele', with a simple master volume and master tone combination with matching 3-way pickup selector switch set across a single chrome plate.

Gig-ready appointments

The body is home to the 3-saddle strings-through-body Tele' bridge with compensated brass saddles, which create a seamless connection between strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain. The 6-screw mounting with removable modern "Ashtray" bridge cover elevates the vintage vibe. The headstock is home to deluxe staggered cast/sealed tuning machines with

Each Fender 2018 Limited Edition Whiteguard Strat Guitar in Vintage Blonde is supplied with an elite moulded case, and strung with Fender USA strings to get you off to a flying start.

Model2018 Limited Edition Tele Thinline Super Deluxe Guitar
Body MaterialAsh
Body FinishGloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck MaterialMaple
Neck ProfileModern "C”
Neck FinishSatin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Fingerboard MaterialMaple, 9.5” (241 mm)
No. of Frets22, Narrow Tall
Position InlaysBlack Dots
NutBone, 1.685-inches (42.8 mm)
TunersDeluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Scale Length25.5-inches (648 mm)
Bridge3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Compensated Brass Saddles, 6-screw mounting with removable modern “Ashtray" Bridge Cover
Pickguard1-Ply White
Pickup ConfigurationSS
PickupsNeck/Bridge: Custom Shop ‘51 Nocaster Bridge
Pickup Switching 3-Position Toggle:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls Master Volume
Master Tone
Control KnobsKnurled Dome
Hardware FinishNickel/Chrome
StringsFender USA, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Included AccessoriesElite Moulded Case

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