Fender Music Australia have announced the launch of the latest in their Rarities Series, the Koa Flame Ash Top Stratocaster.
It features a two-piece ash body with a flame koa top and a one-piece, quartersawn European maple neck. The custom Tim Shaw overwound 59 gold-foil single-coil pickups are warm and clear, while the Shaw custom Filter’Tron™-style humbucking pickup delivers a powerful, articulate voice. The “Modern C”-shaped quartersawn neck delivers classic Strat tone while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets make it comfortable to play.
Future Rarities Series models will include a Chambered Flame Top Tele in July and an American Original ‘60s Quilt Top Tele in August as part of the series, with further releases due throughout the year.