In Nimrod era, Billie Joe start using Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster for playing all song from Nimrod in E Standard. In 1997, Billie Joe order 3 "Blue" replica and other it's customized Stratocaster called "Frankenstein" (which can see on 1998 MTV New Year Eve's), There all guitar was smashed/gave away, built by Alex Perez. He built three "Blue" copies for Billie Joe, and neck of "Blue" it's abandoned on tour bus closet, Billie Joe never use that neck and listed on eBay, since that, Billie Joe changed the "Blue" neck. this guitar no longer used since 2000.more
At 32:44 in this video rig rundown, Adam Day, Neal Schon's guitar technician, goes over Schon's Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster with many of his signature specs including "the Roland Synth pickup, as well as the Fernandes Sustainer, same pickup combination, frets and neck to Neal's specs, Neal's neck contour."more
I saw Butch in Fall of 2018 at Irving PLaza in nyc. After the show I asked his bandmate/tour manager/Tech Todd (Hi Todd!) What the strat was he was playing. Todd said the Fender Custom Shop made it for him. If you know butch you know that live he plays electrics with Humbuckers. This particular guitar was a strat with two Humbuckers a standard Strat Trem, reverse headstock and what seems to be a Cream Distressed Finish on the Body. - ABmore
Picked up on a whim at a music expo in Sydney, this Strat instantly "spoke" to me. A little on the heavy side, even unplugged it seems much cleaner and richer sounding than most other Strats I've played or owned.
I got a custom strat some time ago. It has a Floyd rose, a Gretsch steel guitar bridge pickup and Seymour Duncan Antiquity Lap Steel middle pickup and a Lace Alumitone single coil neck pickup. It also has a in/out of phase switch and is in a heavy relic 2 tone sunburst finish.