Description : The Fender Custom Shop Fusion Classic Stratocaster HSS is a truly stunning example of the artistry of the Fender Custom Shop and this small team of... [+]
Description : The Fender Custom Shop Fusion Classic Stratocaster HSS is a truly stunning example of the artistry of the Fender Custom Shop and this small team of luthiers commitment to superior tone and playability. The Fender Custom Shop Fusion Classic is a dealer select model available only at ProGuitarShop and takes the classic styles of the Fender Stratocaster and incorporates modern features, updating this iconic instrument for the new decade. A review of the features of these guitars will demonstrate the unique qualities of these extraordinary instruments. First on hand is a LSR roller nut for unmatched tuning stability - so dig into big bends and get into some serious trem work knowing that this Stratocaster has exceptional tuning stability. Additionally, weve included Schaller deluxe staggered locking tuners. Weve also selected the pickups we feel deliver the classic strat tone, but without any 60 cycle hum. The Fusion Classic Strat utilizes Dimarzio pickups, placing an Area 58 in the neck and middle, and a Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II humbucker in the bridge. These dynamic pickups are perfect for clean chord work as well as overdriven solos. The Dimarzio alnico II single coils are completely hum canceling while retaining the vintage grit and sparkle of classic Stratocasters. The Dimarzio Area 58s are completely responsive to pick attack and what area of the string you pick. The responsiveness of these pickups is such that even height adjustments will provide either slightly compressed tones or crystal clean sounds. The Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Humbucker in the bridge is sweet with a superb bass response, and melds perfectly with the Dimarzio single coils just the right amount of punch and power to cut through the mix, but not overwhelming when you switch to this sweet vintage voiced bridge pickup. The switching system is an S1 switching system that opens up the tonal possibilities of the classic Stratocaster sound, by delivering a rich tonal palette. The S1 switching system also allows you to split the Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II humbucker, providing some real single coil spank when you need it. All of these features add up to a Stratocaster that is unmatched in its playability and tonal capabilities.