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Black Paisley Stratocaster® HSS

Posted by on December 8, 2012

This evening I was telling one of the band members that I was not in the market for buying a new guitar. I did not have any g.a.s.. I would not spend any money on new guitars or amps etc.

Well, so much for that. I was browsing the web a little bit and stumbled into a new Fender Guitar: the all new Black Paisley Stratocaster® HSS. Yes. a Black Paisley. As you all know by reading my blog, I am a great fan of this type of guitar. See this post.

Now, I fully realize that this guitar, which costs approximately 575,- Euro, is of lesser quality that my Japan built Black Paisley Richie Sambora Signature. But…. “musssssttt buyyyy guitarrrrr”… It is too nice and too good not to buy it.

So, I did order this guitar tonight… Yes.

Here are the specs:

Model :   0140073506       Series :   Factory Special Run

Model Name: Black Paisley Stratocaster® HSS
Series: Factory Special Run
Color / Part #:
  • Black Paisley


Body: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Finish:
  • 0140073506


Neck Shape: Modern “C” Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Fretboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
Fretboard: Rosewood
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Urethane
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)


Pickup Configuration: H/S/S
Bridge Pickup: Standard Humbucking Pickup
Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat® Middle Pickup
Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade, Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Front Coil of Bridge Pickup and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle/Neck Pickups, Position 5. Neck Pickup


Hardware: Chrome
Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Tuning Machines: Fender® Standard Cast/Sealed


Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

 Here is a short movie, with a modified bridge pickup, though.


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