Gene Baker Founders Design “Stelecaster”


Model #: 1587182803
Gene Baker Founders Design “Stelecaster”, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst

More about Gene Baker Founders Design “Stelecaster”

Gene Bakers’ Fender Custom Shop 30th Anniversary “Stelecaster” was inspired by the early mashups of the Stratocaster® and Telecaster® from Mike Bump, his former apprentice and now-R&D guru at Fender. “I just always felt that it belongs at Fender,” he said. “When you look at the model, just about everything is the Strat and the Tele 50/50 right up the center line. Mirror images of each other when you look at it. It looks very vintage and very familiar and friendly, although it makes you take a second thinking, ‘Whoa, what is that?’”

The model follows Gene’s “modern vintage” style – taking the best of both models to maximize form, fit, function and flow. The Stratocaster/Telecaster body is lightweight ash with a Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst color. The quartersawn maple neck features a multi-tier Telecaster-over-Stratocaster headstock, bone nut and Founders Design decal with Gene Baker’s signature on the back of the headstock. Gene opted for nickel/chrome hardware with vintage-style tuning machines and American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo, but chose modern Telecaster wiring.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: Gene Baker Founders Design “Stelecaster”, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 1587182803
Series: Founders Design
Color: Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst

Body

Body
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Body Material: Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.77 cm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Narrow Tall (6105)
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: Founders Design Signature neck plate
Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Original Blackguard Tele® Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound RWRP '69 Strat® Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '69 Strat® Single-Coil
Controls: Modern Tele with Push/Pull Neck On/Off
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Staggered
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment Relic®
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Switch Tips: Vintage White Relic®

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories: Custom accessory kit; Founders Design Signature neck plate; engraved bridge cover; G&G Founders Design Signature embroidered tweed center-pocket case; signed Certificate of Authenticity.