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.
The secret to this Strat’s biting tone is the pair of Fender Custom Shop ’51 Nocaster pickups. True to the original design, these pickups have the classic sound that made the world fall in love with Fender. The “Modern C”-shaped maple Telecaster neck sports a 9.5”-radius fingerboard for enhanced playability, along with 22 narrow-tall frets and a bone nut. Other stylish touches include a silver Fender logo on the headstock and a “Limited Edition” neck plate.
A twisted take on a classic model, The Whiteguard Strat is a visually stimulating music machine that sounds as killer as it looks. Includes a hardshell case and Certificate of Authenticity.
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin-Lacquer Back, Gloss-Lacquer Front
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Frets Size: Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Truss Rods: Bi-Flex™
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop '51 Nocaster® Bridge
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop '51 Nocaster Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
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
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)