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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Faded Aged Surf Green

SKU 00FCS243
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,300.00 - Original price $ 4,300.00
Original price
$ 4,300.00
$ 4,300.00 - $ 4,300.00
Current price $ 4,300.00

Fender Custom Shop

A 60's Classic in One of the Most Classic of Colors

The early 1960s saw some important changes to the Stratocaster, including a new pickguard configuration, neck profile and rosewood fingerboard, all culminating in a compelling new contemporary look and sound.  As music evolved during this era, so did Leo Fender's finest creation.  The Strat has continued to change over the years, but for many, stepping back to how it was done in the '60's is the way to go.  

The Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic is a fine testament to these innovations, featuring a two-piece select alder body that is very lightweight for excellent comfort, a quartersawn maple neck with a modified 60 Style Oval “C” profile.  This is the Custom Shop's most popular neck shape, and we opted to go for a slightly thicker version - this gives you more a vintage feel and more to grip.  It has a 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 Jumbo frets for steady play up and down the neck.  While the guitar is a Journeyman Relic (representing the look and feel of a guitar has been played extensively but abused), we had the neck given a Heavy Relic treatment, to maximize the "broken in" feel that players love.  We do this on a lot of guitars and have found that not only do we love it, but so does nearly everyone that picks one up.

Hand-wound Fat ’60s pickups with reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup are given extra turns of wire to produce rich ’60s tone, sent to a five-way switch on a three-ply mint green pickguard.  We also chose the Fat 50's 1/2 Blender wiring setup.  That gives you the ability to blend the neck pickup with the bridge and middle, but the blend happens on positions 1 and 2, thus the half blender.  It's another little tweak that we've grown to be big fans of, as it adds versatility to your menu of tonal options, while staying simple.
We chose Faded Aged Surf Green for this one - this "tames down" the brightness of the green, and recreates the look of a guitar whose finish has been fading slowly and aging over the decades.  The result is sublime.
Other features include a Custom Shop vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and clay dots for an authentic vintage vibe. Also includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Come to Club Fender to check out this amazing Strat, or order here right now for it to be sent straight to your home.
  •  Serial # CZ558337
  • Weight: 7.2 lbs
  • Part # 9231013206
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color:  Faded Aged Surf Green
  • Pickguard: Parchment
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Alder
  • Note:  Sort for Lightweigh
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
  • Tint: Medium
  • Note:  Heavy Relic Back of Neck
  • Fretboard: Slab AAA Rosewood
  • Note: Sort for Dark Rosewood
  • Dots: Vintage Clay
  • Neck Shape:  Modified 60's Style Oval "C"
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6100 Jumbo
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .825"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .945"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat RWRP
  • Bridge Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat 60's Strat
  • Wiring:  Fat 50'sStrat 1/2 Blender
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: American Vintage
  • Neck plate: Limited Edition Custom Shop
  • Case:  Custom Shop Deluxe Brown