Recognized for his incredible funk chops and inventive lead work, guitarist, producer, and arranger Cory Wong’s soulful playing with Vulfpeck, as well as his Grammy-nominated solo work have earned him a loyal following and led to sold-out arena performances. The Cory Wong Stratocaster® is a tribute to Cory’s favorite Fender®, thoughtfully modified to meet the funk master’s needs.
The Sapphire Blue Transparent satin lacquer finish recreates the look and feel of Cory’s beloved original Strat®, while the scaled-down alder body – slightly smaller than a typical Stratocaster – combined with American Ultra™ Modern “D” neck and sculpted body contours deliver a sublimely comfortable playing experience. A set of Seymour Duncan® Cory Wong Clean Machine™ pickups provides classic Strat quack and chime, fine-tuned to achieve his distinctive tone.
Other features include a maple neck with subtly modified headstock shape, rosewood fingerboard with rolled edges and a compound 10-14” radius, vintage-style 6-screw synchronized Tremolo, deluxe locking tuners that provide improved tuning stability and easy string changes, and a push/push pot on Tone 2 that bypasses the 5-way switch and defaults to "Position 4". Also included are a Cory Wong hair tie (for muting the tremolo springs to achieve Cory’s rhythm tone), rubber straplock washer set and custom neck plate.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Satin Lacquer
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern "D"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 10" to 14" Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Side Dots: White
Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Cory Wong Clean Machine Custom Stack Plus™
Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Cory Wong Clean Machine™ Single Coil
Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® Cory Wong Clean Machine™ Single Coil
Controls: Master Volume with Treble-Bleed, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge 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
Auxillary Switching: Push/Push on Tone 2 Bypasses 5-Way Switch and Defaults to Position 4
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Switch Tip: White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Strings: Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Case/Gig Bag: Deluxe Molded Case (Included)