Most Honored Senior Member
Jan 14, 2021
Edmonton, Alberta
Nah, I'm really liking the gold anodized guard, which, at first, I didn't think I'd like...

Looks great. I put together my version of a 55 strat and based it off that CS version but blonde. I also didn’t really want to use a gold pickguard but it’s the only one I had on hand. Then I actually like it.

Are the pickup covers rounded on the edges and does it have the square neck pocket edge?

Joe M19

Strat-Talk Member
Mar 10, 2022
Outstanding! HNGD!

How does it play & sound? Neck shape? Fingerboard radius? Pickups?

Please don’t say, “yes, yes, yes and yes.”😜
I have several Masterbuilt Fenders and I swear the build of these team built models is getting real close to the MB models. Feels absolutely perfect in my hands. Very punchy-sounding pickups, Floor Traveler says 55 HW Strat Rel, which I've never heard of before. I've attached a pic of the Floor Traveler A8889CDE-745A-44E0-90F7-D33DDF8BE959.jpeg

Frank Roberts

May 3, 2006
Thx, Joe.

Do you think the “punchy-sounding” relates to the ash body? I’ve found that to be the case in my “old guy, pre CBS” experience.