Fender continues unearthing Rarities with Flame Ash Top Stratocaster

Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster front

Fender has announced the latest limited-edition electric guitar to join its Rarities series, the Flame Ash Top Stratocaster.

The guitar is built from a two-piece alder body, with a - surprise, surprise - flame ash top, finished in Plasma Red Burst nitrocellulose.

A one-piece birdseye maple neck features a ’60s C-shape with 9.5” radius, while pickups comprise a trio of Custom Shop 54 single coils.

Fender Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster rear

Elsewhere, you’ll find vintage-style hardware and a six-point synchronized tremolo.

The Rarities Flame Ash Top Stratocaster is available now for $2,499/£2,219. See Fender for more info.

It follows last month’s Red Mahogany Top Telecaster and April's Flame Maple Top Stratocaster, with more limited-edition models set for release throughout the year.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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