Fender has unveiled an electrifying Flame Ash Top Stratocaster

This limited-edition Strat, decked in an alluring Plasma Red Burst finish, joins the Rarities collection.

Fender has unveiled the Flame Ash Top Stratocaster, the third member of its premium Rarities collection. Like its siblings, this limited-edition instrument arrives with a host of high-end features, including choice tonewoods, a set of Custom Shop ’54 single-coils and a decadent Plasma Red Burst finish.

A defining feature of the Rarities series has been exotic tonewoods, and this instrument is no different. This Strat features a two-piece alder body with a flame ash maple top, a one-piece “60s C”-shaped birdseye maple neck and a striking 9.5-inch-radius birdseye maple fingerboard.

Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster


For tone, Fender has gone the vintage route with a trio of Custom Shop ’54 single-coils. These pups are wired to a master volume knob, two tone controls and a five-way pickup selector. The instrument’s old-school vibe is driven home by vintage hardware components: a six-saddle synchronised tremolo and Single Line ‘Fender Deluxe’ tuning machines.

Retails at $2,499.99. More info at fender.com.