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Pickguard - Suitable for 1963 - 2013 Fender® Stratocasters® - "Super Fat - HBSCHB"

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Description Technical Specs

The first guitars you could call “Super Fat Strat®”
appeared in the early 80s, normally produced in the Far East not by Fender®,
but by companies like Ibanez® (making them not “Strat®” at all! But so similar
in shape, design and functionality, this is what they’ve become known as over
the years).

They were
initially aimed at bridging the gap between the “vintage designs” that had
proved so popular with the Fender® models over the previous decades in America,
and the emerging styles of music which demanded higher levels of saturation and
responsiveness from their pickup where the traditional single coil fell short.

Rather than treat the humbuckers as an
afterthought, Far Eastern companies embraced them as the main event, offering
the single coil in the middle position to allow for new and inventive switching
systems when using the 5 way switch rather than as a true “usable” pickup on
its own.

Whilst there’s no reason why you can’t use the
middle pickup as nature intended in a standard setup, bear in mind that with
most Humbuckers nowadays, you can do some great things with the switching that
will offer up tones and settings which will be more in keeping with the “metal
monster” ethos that the original Supers Fats were well known for.

It’s actually quite rare to see replacement
pickguard suitable for a true Stratocaster® sporting this config, but it’s a
hugely popular aftermarket modification for anyone looking to work with a
higher output, aggressive setup, but without being limited to the gothic
blacks, blood reds or garish, angular designs you’ll normally see on some of
the originals from Japan or Korea.

With this plate, it’s possible to get the best of
both worlds, a guitar that your familiar with, happy with the look, but now you
can really push the envelope when it comes to pick up choice, everything from
scorching over wound distortion humbuckers, right through the sweet and soulful
Humbucker sized P90s – the Super Fat really is a players best friend when it
comes to pickguards.

plate is designed to fit Fender® and Squier® Guitars including the
Stratocaster® built from 1963 until today, and any subsequent reissues that
are built to those specifications, however, please note, these are not official
Fender® parts.

Whilst we
endeavour to ensure that this pickguard will fit the guitars stipulated within
this description, there is no guarantee that your guitar conforms to these
standards so it is advised to check the Technical specifications to ensure the
correct fit.

Fender®, Squier®, Stratocaster® and Strat® are
registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Ibanez® is a registered
trademarks of Hoshino Gakki, Ltd and
®  has no affiliation with FMIC or Hoshino Gakki, Ltd.

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