What's that? You just don't have an extra 50 grand laying around to get you an original 54 Strat? I can dig it, but have no worries, Ray and I got you covered like hash browns at a decrepit Waffle House. What we have here is a Master built Todd Krauss. I know, same fish different bait you say, but I beg to differ.
This isn't like your normal run of re-issue store bought jargon we've come accustomed to from the good folks at Fender.
My father would tell us as kids, "Effort = Success," end quote but to a 10 year old that meant nothing. We as the buying populous have grown a wee bit weary of the wrangling and gimmicks of the main stream, money mongols of Madison Ave.
Like that Rod Tidwell said in Jerry Maguire, "Show me the money." We the buying public have been played more than a Nicki Minaj diss track in a dance club. In my opinion Fender during a crisis of conscience did indeed step up their game to bring us "The next best thing."
Every deep body contour, pickup magnet and screw is a replica of a 1954 Strat. They even went as far as having pre-CBS Fender employee, Roger Centeno, stamp each tremolo cover plate with the original die. And, yes they do come complete with the round holes!
I read somewhere once, "Excellence isn't a skill, but an attitude." Well, if indeed this is a true statement, then Todd Krauss has the attitude of Nasa engineer and the heart of Neil Armstrong to see it through. Friends, this guitar ( and , yes we have had the real thing) is the closet you can get to perfection there is without dropping the duckets that would get you mean mugged by the one at home that walks in the dark, if'n you know what I mean.
So let's reset, if you don't have the cake to buy the "Real Deal," and you just don't wanna have to answer question that will invariable leave you as the subject matter on the show " Snapped," then we got your back. This guitar is as legit and pure as a diamond head needle on your favorite 45 back in the day.
Sometimes in life the imperfections is the perfections you and I live for, like that time Geddy Lee of Rush triggered Amy Mann's voice in the song, "Time stands still."
The crowd went wild because of this over sight, the imperfection of perfection. So did the Masters at Fender Custom shop, so don't you see their brilliance? Yep, I thought so, so that makes you what? Right on....