This is an example of a heavy modified Stratocaster. Featuring a heavy relic treatment, this 1968 Stratocaster has the look of many years of hard use on the road. The guitar's premium ash body wood has great tone and is lightweight for playing comfort. The quarter-sawn maple U-shaped neck has the finish worn off the back for a great, played-in feel. A dark Indian rosewood fingerboard sports pearl face dots, and 21 smaller 6105 frets.
But that's the appearance. In fact Sebastian Chouard, in his search for the perfect sound, combined two Custom Fender Shop guitars, one for the body and another for the neck. This done he had the guitar repainted in black and reliced by well known Paris based company DNG.
The bridge and the the pick-ups were also changed. The bridge is a Callaham and the pick-ups are Lollar Special S.
This was yet not enough and Sébastien had a second pick-up set mounted in another pick-guard. Here he put some Lollar Blackface in this alternative pick-guard plate.
This allowed him to switch his sound according to the bands he was playing with. This guitar was used by Sébatioen among others for the Gérald de Palmas tour 2010-2011.
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