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FDP Forum / Fender Custom Shop / Stratocaster Custom Classic



May 2nd, 2014 05:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Just thought I'd get some additional info in this. I'm looking to pull the trigger on a Strat CC that is really great shape but I don't know much about it as there isn't allot out there on this model other than it loaded with "Vintage Modern Pickups", what ever that means. Definitely well built. As good or better than the current Vintage series.
Any comments would be appreciated. thanks

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May 2nd, 2014 07:29 PM   Edit   Profile  

Had one a number of years back. Yes...super well made of beautiful parts and wood. As well as the guitar played, mine just never "sang." I thought it was the pups, so I changed them a few times. Still nothing. It wasn't that it sounded bad. But my number one Strat (which I have no idea why it sounds as good as it does...) just had so much more mojo. Great tone, great playability...just a lot of "girth" to its tonality. So I eventually parted with the Custom Classic. Beautiful guitar, but it was apparent that I would not be playing it much going forward.

I'd play the one you're looking at. If it plays well, then you're a good part of the way there. If it sounds killer, then it's a done deal.



May 4th, 2014 07:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks for the comments. I guess I may be getting hung up on the "Custom Shop" thing. Some of the Vintage American series are quite good though. I think I'll go back and spend more time with the CC and see what happens.

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May 4th, 2014 02:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have one...tried something new with a V-neck and paid an upcharge for a special color (Midnight Blue).

It's a nice guitar...I need to deck the bridge.
Honestly, I realy haven't played it much and I've had it for about 12 years now.
It wasn't long after I got it that my band days started to fizzle out.
I'll probably start playing it at church at some point, though.
Well made guitar...I'm not sure how it stacks up against the Vintage series.



May 4th, 2014 04:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a custom classic in honey blonde with RW board. It's an amazing guitar, maybe not my favorite, but the PU's allow it to do a lot and it has a great C neck. My only gripe is the pop-in which I've already complained bout on this board ad-nauseum :) wish it was the screw-in



Jul 17th, 2014 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Just bought one. It is a 2000 model With Tex Specials, Cobalt blue Ash body.Perfect condition hasn't been played much.Did a set up on it last night so I haven't had time to play it much.I to was attracted to it because it was a custom shop guitar. I got it because the price was not much more than a used AM standard.I've been told that they are made from AM standard parts,on more are less a production line ,not by one person are a master builder. This keeps the cost down so you can get a some what custom shop guitar at some what lower price. This may or not be the truth,but it was told to me by some one who has been selling Fender guitars for many years.

(This message was last edited by Kotola at 10:27 AM, Jul 17th, 2014)

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