"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender

Fender fans no doubt noticed the jaw-dropping lineup of guitars featured at the NAMM 2020 show. Anything from jewel-encrusted Strats to more straightforward builds were on display, and we luckily snagged this awesome looking Roasted Poblano Strat for the shop. It certainly does not disappoint on the vibe, playability, or tone front - even if there are no jewels to be found!

The secret behind this Roast Poblano Stratocaster's magic is a set of hot, hand-wound Ancho Poblano pickups, fat '59 C-shaped neck, and jumbo 6100 fret wire.

Aside from a guitar's pickups, it's widely believed that a guitar's neck has the biggest influence on its overall tone - the fatter the neck, the better the guitar will sound. We admit we're believers in this idea as many of our favorite guitars do indeed have chunky necks. The Roasted Poblano's maple neck has also been roasted (as has the light weight, 2-piece Alder body) - a process that removes moisture, crystalizes resins...essentially mimicking the process that wood goes through as it ages. The benefit for you? A guitar that immediately feels and sounds old without the decades long wait! 

Fender's Custom Shop is at the top of their game and this vibey Roasted Poblano Strat is yet another example of why. Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Heavy RelicĀ® Lacquer Finish
  • 2-Piece Roasted Alder Body (Sorted for Lightest Weight Available)
  • Roasted Quarter Sawn Maple Neck with Flat-Lam Dark Rosewood Fingerboard
  • '59 Large "C" Back-Shape
  • 9.5" Radius
  • 21 Jumbo/6100 Frets
  • Hand-Wound Ancho Poblano Pickups with RWRP Middle
  • 5-Way Switch
  • Vintage Modified Wiring #2 (Vol / Tone 1 (Neck & Mid) / Tone 2 (Bridge) with Treble Tone Saver Bleed)
  • Brown Shell Pickguard
  • Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Wing String Tree with Metal Spacer
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity

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