Rarities Flame Koa Top Stratocaster®

Model #: 0176503821
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Combining exotic tonewoods with premium pickups and appointments, the limited-edition Rarities Collection creates a truly unique musical experience. The Rarities Flame Koa Top Stratocaster features a two-piece ash body with a flame koa top and a one-piece, quartersawn European maple neck. The custom Tim Shaw overwound 59 gold-foil single-coil pickups are warm and clear, while the Shaw custom Filter’Tron™-style humbucking pickup delivers a powerful, articulate voice.

Features

  • Two-piece dark grain-filled ash body with figured koa top
  • One Tim Shaw-designed humbucking bridge pickup with Filter’tron cover; custom overwound 59 Stratocaster middle and neck pickups with open-top chrome covers and gold foil inserts
  • One-piece, quartersawn “Modern C”-shaped European maple neck; 9.5”-radius fingerboard
  • Six-point synchronized tremolo bridge; staggered tuners
  • Includes vintage-style brown G&G hardshell case
FIGURED KOA TOP
FIGURED KOA TOP

The alluring two-piece ash body sports a figured koa top—a high-end appointment that adds elegance to this guitar.

PREMIUM PICKUPS
PREMIUM PICKUPS

We combined a fat-sounding custom Tim Shaw-designed humbucking pickup under a Filter’trson cover with two custom overwound ‘59 Stratocaster single-scoil pickups sporting open-top chrome covers with gold foil inserts to give this guitar one-of-a-kind style.

ONE-PIECE QUARTERSAWN EUROPEAN MAPLE NECK
ONE-PIECE QUARTERSAWN EUROPEAN MAPLE NECK

Not only does the neck display stunningly attractive grain, its one-piece construction means its strong and stable.

“MODERN C” NECK PROFILE
“MODERN C” NECK PROFILE

The "’Modern C"-shaped neck profile is comfortable for any playing style, while the 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets offer modern playability.

STAGGERED-HEIGHT TUNING MACHINES
STAGGERED-HEIGHT TUNING MACHINES

Staggered-height tuning machines provide the correct break angle at the nut for better contact and clearer tone.

DELUXE HARDSHELL CASE
DELUXE HARDSHELL CASE

As a special touch, the Rarities Koa Top Stratocaster includes a deluxe brown hardshell case.

Body
  • Body Material
    Ash with Flamed Koa Top
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Quarter-Sawn European Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Satin Urethane Finish on Back, Gloss Urethane Finish on Front
  • Neck Shape
    Modern "C"
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Narrow Tall
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut
    Vintage-Style Slotted
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Tim Shaw-designed pickup with Filter’Tron cover
  • Middle Pickup
    Hot ’59 Strat® with Gold Foil Covers
  • Neck Pickup
    Hot ’59 Strat® with Gold Foil Covers
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Switching
    5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    HSS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish
    Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Pickguard
    3-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs
    Aged White Plastic
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Brown Hardshell