Fender Custom Shop 1954 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Cimarron Red (2014)

$2,950.00

Description

1954 was the year that saw the release of the legendary Fender Stratocaster and to commemorate that historic launch some 60 odd years later, Fender produced a limited run of reimagined '54 Strats with the modern player in mind. Each guitar from this run is a little different and each is a modern masterpiece. 

Simply put? This is a fantastic example of a modern Custom Shop instrument. Top-shelf components paired with detail oriented relic'ing yield a guitar that you could easily imagine having existed back in 1954. A gold anodized pickguard and chunky maple neck bring the old-school vibes, while the modern 9 1/2" radius and tall 6105 frets bring in a far more modern feel in hand - one welcomed by most Strat lovers. The 7 1/4" radius and vintage fret wire can make those older style Strats tough to play, especially players who do a lot of note bending. 

Plugged in, you're met with all the cluck, chime, and bite great Strats are known for. The 50s Strats always have a touch more Tele in them than say, an early-mid 60s Strat (perhaps it's just us), and this guitar is no different. To be sure it's a Strat through and through, there's just a touch more twang and bite to its tone than there is compression and roundness, if you will. It sounds awesome through a clean or overdriven amp - no complaints here! 

Condition: Near mint / like new. It looks like this guitar was barely ever played. 

If you're into 50s era Strats but also appreciate modern updates (radius and frets especially), you'll love this guitar. Just a great example of a modern Custom Shop Fender - love it! Priced with original hardshell case and case candy. 

Specs

  • Serial Number: 2406
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Neck Wood: Quarter Sawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: 1954 "U"
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Frets: 6105
  • Pickups: 3 New 1954 Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Switch
  • Hardware : Gold
  • Bridge: 6 Saddle Vintage-style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuners: Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: Gold Anodized
  • Case: Vintage Style Tweed

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