This is a limited '62/63 Stratocaster in a very authentic Journeyman relic 3 Tone Sunburst. This level of relic focuses on finish checking, aged guard, aged plastics, and a few light dings here and there on the body.
What has really knocked us out is the rift-sawn maple neck, which sports a ’63 “C” profile, round-lam rosewood fingerboard, 7.25”-9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium vintage frets. It's a very authentic shape that feels quite a bit like the many early 60s Strats that have passed through the shop over the years - the resonance, snappiness, and of course, the plugged in tones. From Fender...
"Original Fender design in concert with modern appointments and a custom Journeyman Relic finish make the Limited Edition ’62/’63 Strat a timeless one-of-a-kind tool for players, pros and collectors alike. Created in the Fender Custom Shop, this road-worthy stage companion features Custom Shop hand-wound ’60/’63 Strat pickups, which are wound to the exact specs from those formidable years that burned the Stratocaster into the history of music forever. A combination of features from this transitional period are wide 12th fret dot spacing, pickguard screw spacing and a round-lam fingerboard."
Other features include five-way pickup switching, vintage synchronized tremolo and tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Lastly, the vintage modified #2 wiring with tone-saver treble bleed gives you the ability to roll off volume without losing highs.
Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
- 2 piece Alder body, sorted for light weight
- Maple neck, rift sawn (no wear on the back)
- AAA rosewood fingerboard, round laminate
- Medium vintage frets / 47095
- Micarta dots, wide spacing
- 7.25"-9.5" compound radius
- 1.65" bone nut
- 63 Strat Style C carve, .83"-1"
- Custom Shop hand-wound pickups
- 5-way, volume, tone (neck), tone (bridge)
- SN CZ561135
- Weight: 8lbs 9oz
- Hardshell case