A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE …
1997-98 FENDER STRATOCASTER ULTRA
w/ STUNNING QUILT MAPLE TOP & BACK
IN ANTIQUE SUNBURST FINISH
Here's one of the most BEAUTIFUL and versatile Stratocaster models Fender has every produced - a 1997-98 Fender Stratocaster Ultra with a beautiful bookmatched quilted Maple top and back and Antique Sunburst finish! The neck on this incredible Stratocaster is made of solid Maple but features a rare Ebony fingerboard with Mother of Pearl dot inlays, a 9.5" radius, and medium jumbo frets. The serial number is N7270118, which according to Fender Customer Support correctly corresponds with a Fender Stratocaster Ultra with this unique top and finish combination from either 1993 or 1994.
This one is actually one of the rarer Fender Ultra models that showcased a stunning bookmatched quilted Maple top AND back.
Yet beyond its amazing quilted top and Sunburst finish, what makes this Stratocaster Ultra model even more desirable is its very desirable pickup configuration. In the neck position is a Blue Lace Sensor; the middle position pickup is a reverse wound Gold; and the bridge position pickup is hot Red Dually, which is basically one of the best sounding, screaming humbuckers you've ever heard! All of the pickups are the guitar's original Lace Sensor pickups made by Actodyne General, Inc.
To give this stunning guitar still another unique touch, the after-market Chandler white pearloid pickguard is as beautiful as the day it was put on. To say the least, the look is amazing. Suffice to say you won't find another Stratocaster like this one!
Along with the pickups, now add the Stratocaster Ultra's usual five-way selector switch AND a three-way mini toggle bridge selector switch and you get more pickup and tone combinations than you can possibly imagine (actually eight (8) in all). In a nutshell, the tonal possibilities on this Stratocaster Ultra are just about endless. You want to sound like Hendrix? No problem. Stevie Ray? Not an issue. Jimmy Page on steroids? You've got it. They're all right here in this near-perfect example of this incredible Stratocaster model.
And to make it even better - if that's possible - is the fact that this incredible Stratocaster is also equipped with a factory Fender Floyd Rose Type II Tremolo system with a Wilkinson Nut, which makes dive bombing very easy, and keeps you in tune every time you take it down.
This wonderful Stratocaster is in NEAR MINT condition, and everything on it is original except for the parts noted above. There are a few very minor dings, pick marks and normal play wear on the neck, but no breaks, cracks or repairs of any kind. The neck is perfectly straight, and all the electronics work perfectly. It also stays in tune perfectly. In a nutshell, THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL GUITAR!!!!
Also comes with a non-original Fender tweed hardshell case.