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Fender Custom Shop 1964 Strat Journeyman Relic Target 3-Tone Sunburst

SKU 00FCS252
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,500.00 - Original price $ 4,500.00
Original price
$ 4,500.00
$ 4,500.00 - $ 4,500.00
Current price $ 4,500.00
Fender Custom Shop
1964 saw significant design changes to the Strat, including but not limited to the pickups, pickguard, headstock logo and body contours. The Custom Shop ’64 Strat Journeyman Relic is a faithful recreation of that transitional year’s model, with several compelling custom modifications ideal for all players.
Its two-piece select alder body wears a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish with the perfect amount of wear. The quartersawn maple neck has a 1963 “C” profile, 9.5”-radius round-lam rosewood fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets.

Custom Shop hand-wound gray bottom ’64 Strat pickups (with reverse-wound/reverse polarity middle pickup) are connected to Vintage Modified #2 wiring with Tone-Saver bleed circuitry and a five-way switch for period-correct tone that preserves highs even at lower volumes.
For those of you wondering, the "Target" in the name is in reference to how sunburst finishes were often done back in the mid-60's.  Fender's way of doing sunburst evolved and changed over the years.  Most fans know the different of 2-Tone Sunburst in the 50's versus 3-Tone Sunburst in the 60's.  What some aren't aware of is that there was even more variety over the years, especially in the mid-60's.  A brighter, more vibrant, somewhat circular "target" paint job was used on instruments.  Recently, the Custom Shop decided to recreate that look and this is one of the first to be done like that.  We actually had a role in this development, as it was worked on to do a Custom Shop build for one of our customers that was very particular on the style of sunburst for his instrument.  After that, we asked about doing more builds with that color, and the name Target 3-Tone Sunburst was created.  We absolutely love how it came out!
Also, check out the knobs on this guitar - they are aged white with green numbers, to recreate the look seen on many vintage Strats.  This is a very small thing, but it's this attention to detail that makes the Custom Shop so special.
Other features include a three-ply mint green pickguard, custom shop synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Come to Club Fender @ Truetone Music to experience this one today, or order right here to get it sent straight to your home.


  • Serial # CZ556857
  • Part # 9235001577
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color:  Target 3-Tone Sunburst
  • Pickguard: Mint Green
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Alder
  • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
  • Tint: Medium
  • Fretboard: Round Lam AAA Rosewood
  • Dots: Vintage Clay
  • Neck Shape: 63 Strat Style "C"
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6105 Narrow Tall
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .810"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .970"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound 64  Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 64 Strat RWRP
  • Bridge Pickup:  Custom Shop Hand-Wound 64 Strat
  • Wiring:  Vintage Modified # 2
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: American Vintage
  • Neck plate: V Logo
  • Case:  Custom Shop Deluxe Black