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Warmoth + Riggio Custom Guitars Stratocaster Natural Ash w/ Kinman, Fender-Licensed Woods

$1,999.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a Warmth Stratocaster, assembled and finished by Riggio Custom Guitars with premium features throughout. A thoughtfully constructed Stratocaster with officially Fender-licensed woods, this guitar boasts Kinman pickups, Callaham hardware, and aged plastics.

Tonewoods include a one-piece lightweight ash body finished in gloss nitro lacquer, paired with a maple neck and thick slab pau ferro fingerboard with a modern 9.5" fretboard radius, ensuring a lively, articulate acoustic tone with the immediacy and midrange complexity of ash. The Kinman Noiseless pickups are their Woodstock AVn-69 set, designed to handle high gain scenarios with an exceptionally low noise floor. The Woodstock AVn-69 set is dynamic and fluid with great note attack and exceptional clarity and definition. This Strat weighs 7lbs 8oz, professionally setup and strung with 10-46 strings.

The maple neck has a "59 roundback" profile carve, more akin to Gibson than Fender in the shape being represented for 1959. The C-shaped profile is a nice handful without being overly baseball bat-y in heft, offering generous shoulder and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .970" at the 12th. The profile has a flawless satin nitro lacquer finish, and the 22 fret slab pau ferro fretboard has a modern 9.5" radius with 6105 fretwire which has the same width as vintage Fender wire yet with appreciably more height and crown for effortless bending and long fret life. The scale length is 25 1/2", and the GraphTech TUSQ XL nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width. The headstock is fitted with Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines, and both the neck heel and pocket have their Warmoth stamps, noting the official Fender-licensed headstock shape and body carve.

Electronics include the Kinman pickups and a Kinman solderless harness, with a traditional Stratocaster control array and five-way pickup selector switch. Plastics include a dark brown three-ply tortoise pickguard and aged white pickup covers and knobs, while the hardware comprises a Callaham vintage tremolo with aged stainless steel saddles. Benefitting from assembly and setup via Riggio Custom Guitars, this instrument was also finished by Riggio in a high gloss nitro lacquer Natural finish, highlighting the dynamic grain of the one-piece ash body. Factory aging on the finish has been limited to prominent horizontal lacquer checking. This instrument was recently assembled and is virtually unplayed with barely a scratch on it.

A tweed hardshell case is included.