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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Heavy Relic – Faded Aged Black

Serial Number: CZ559488
Weight: 7 lbs 7 oz

Early 1960 saw a major transition of the Strat® from its original 1950s version. New features that year included a rosewood “slab” fingerboard, three-ply “mint green” nitrocellulose pickguard, thinner oval “C” neck profile, and a tall metal spacer on the string guide. Further, it was the last year of the original “spaghetti” headstock decal (“Fender® Stratocaster® with Synchronized Tremolo”) before the addition of patent numbers.

For this recreation, we’ve added several compelling player-centric features for greater tonal options and a heightened playing experience. The Heavy Relic lacquer finish on the two-piece alder body imparts the look and feel of guitar that’s been played for years. The tinted quartersawn maple neck has a 1960-style oval “C” back shape, topped by a rosewood fingerboard with jumbo frets and a modern 9.5” radius for comfortable feel when bending anywhere along the neck. Three hand-wound Texas Special™ pickups are connected to Strat “1/2 Blender” wiring, which creates seven possible tonal options through neck-pickup blending in switch positions 1 and 2. Other features include Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, wing string tree with tall metal spacer, and a bone nut. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Other specifications include:

  • Model Name: 1960 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Faded Black
  • Model Number: 9235001137
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Color: Faded Aged Black
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Shape: ’60s “C”
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Headstock: Stratocaster
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: White Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone with Greasebucket, Tone 2 (Neck/Bridge Blend)
  • 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
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: Custom Shop Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Switch Tips: Vintage White
  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 7 lbs 7 oz
  • #CZ559488

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$5,000.00

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