Fender Custom Shop ’60 Relic Stratocaster Olympic White 2017
Fender Custom Shop ’60 Relic Stratocaster made in USA in 2017
- Alder body, AAA dark rosewood fretboard
- Custom Shop Pickups (CS’ 69 neck, Fat ’50s middle, Texas Special bridge)
- Fender Custom Shop hardcase, paperwork and candy included
- Serial No. R91573
Here’s another opportunity to buy a new, unplayed Custom Shop Strat in showroom condition at a significant discount on new Fender Custom Shop prices. This ex-display model is a 2017 1960 Relic Strat, with a resonant alder body finished in cool Olympic White (aged to a mellow creamy hue) with mint pickguard and a AAA grade rosewood fretboard. The thin nitro finish on the guitar has been given the Custom Shop relic treatment to reflect the wear of a much played and loved guitar, but of course it’s a brand new instrument. This Strat has a lovely 60s oval C profile maple neck with a thin satin played-in feel. The dark, almost black, 9.5″ radius rosewood board has 21 medium jumbo frets. The hardware is all vintage spec and lightly aged to give a comprehensive authentic feel – this ageing treatment extends to coffee dipped control knobs, switch tips and pickup covers. As you’d expect from a good Custom Shop Strat, the guitar is a joy to play and sounds spectacular. The pickup configuration on this guitar was originally created by Fender Masterbuilder Greg Fessler, and it delivers a fabulous range of classic Strat tones. The neck pickup is warm and lush Custom Shop ’69, in the middle position you have a the crisp bite of a Fat 50s pickup, and in the bridge position it’s a hotter Texas Special. Comes with Fender Custom Shop brown tolex hardcase (as new apart from a couple of scratches), paperwork and case candy.