Up for sale, a 2000 Fender American Standard Stratocaster neck, fitted with a Warmoth USA body and complete with a full compliment of original Fender Strat electronics and hardware. Offering a traditional Stratocaster tone wood platform, this guitar features an alder body paired with a one-piece maple neck and thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The guitar is loaded with a trio of Fender American Vintage single coil pickups with black fiber bobbins, push-back cloth-covered leads, unbeveled Alnico V magnets, all wired to a trio of full-sized USA-made CTS 250k pots. This Strat can chime, sparkle, and quack with the best, delivering an array of classic Fender tones. Whether it's the biting twang of the bridge position, the extra warmth and girth that comes from the neck single coil, or the thinned out quack in positions 2 and 4 on the five-way switch, this Strat is simply a delight to play. The instrument is very resonant acoustically as well, weighing 7lbs 14oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Strat is strung with 10-46 strings and dialed in with ideal action and intonation for optimal playability.
The maple neck has a medium C shape with modest shoulder, measuring .840” deep at the 1st fret and filling out to .907” deep at the 12th. The dark slab rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" fretboard radius and retains the original medium jumbo fretwire which has its full factory height and plenty of meat. There is light uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-4, with wear exclusively beneath the plain strings growing fainter until roughly the octave. The scale length measures 25 1/2", and the nut is 1 11/16” wide. The headstock retains the original Fender-stamped Schaller-made tuning machines which turn very smoothly and hold pitch well with clean chrome plating. The Z0-prefix serial dates the neck to 2000, with an additional factory date stamp on the neck heel from Sept 19th, 2000.
On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with CTS pots for the Volume and Tone controls and a five-way selector switch governing the trio of Fender American Vintage single coil pickups. The pickups all measure in the upper-mid 5k ohms range and the CTS pots date to the 40th week of 2011. The dark red "meatball" tortoise pickguard is also from 2000 (matching the neck), providing a great contrast to the bright Alpine White gloss finish on the Fender-licensed and USA-made Warmoth body. The vibrato is Fender's traditional design, anchored with six screws and calibrated with three springs. The vibrato responds quickly and reliably for subtle shimmies and deeper dives, jumping back to the original pitch with ease.
Cosmetic wear is limited to a single finish chip at the bass side edge of the neck pocket, with a few tiny additional nicks and marks along the back lower bout edge of the body. Aside from a bit of scuffing in the pick path and a few requisite light finish scratches, there is no further wear to report on the body. The neck profile is pristine, barring an isolated mark behind the 11th fret.
A Fender-branded padded gigbag is included.