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Fender Custom Shop '65 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic Candy Tangerine Truetone Color Set

SKU 00FCS278
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
Truetone Color Set - Candy Tangerine

Ever since the Stratocaster debuted in 1954, it has evolved, even in the earliest days.  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 Fender Custom Shop excels at recreating the look, feel and sound of these guitars, often with special tweaks.  That's where we decided to go with this one.  

As part of a close partnership with the Fender Custom Shop, Truetone Music cooked up an exclusive run of guitars, known as "Truetone Color Sets".  It's where we do a quartet of instruments - Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster and Jazz bass - all in the same color, as a matching set.  For the colors, we picked unique ones that are rarely ever seen.  In this case, it's a Candy Tangerine, one of the coolest and most vibrant colors that the Custom Shop offers.

This Custom Shop '65 Stratocaster is a testament to their ability to pull off vintage recreations with modern playability, featuring a roasted maple neck, a flatter radius and bigger fret size, and an otherwise all-tradition design.  It has a two-piece select alder body that is lightweight, a rock solid roasted maple neck with a '65 Strat C neck shape, dark rosewood fretboard, and all of the correct vintage hardware.   We went with a 9.5" radius and Narrow Tall (6105) frets for easy playing and bending - this is one of the most common and popular modifications to vintage-styled guitars out of the Custom Shop.  For the pickups, we kept it real, going with the base model Custom Shop '65 Strat pickup set.  These recreate the sound of a classic mid-60's Strat, using Alnico 5 magnets and a vintage stagger, with strong output and a nice, even response across the tonal spectrum.

While the guitar is a Journeyman Relic, we had the Custom Shop "go light" on it....the result is more like a Closet Classic, which is exactly what we wanted.  There's subtle aging, perfectly done finish checking, and just a few dings.  It has the appearance of a vintage Strat that was played over the years, but very well taken care of.

Other features include an American Vintage synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and 3-ply Parchment pickguard. Also includes a Custom Shop tweed 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.
  • Weight: 7.6 lbs
  • Serial # R119007
  • Part #  9231014522
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color:  Candy Tangerine
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Parchment
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Alder
  • Neck: Roasted Rift Sawn Maple
  • Tint: Medium
  • Neck Shape: 65 Strat C
  • Fretboard:  AAA Rosewood
  • Dots: MOther of Pearl
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: Narrow Tall 6105
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .820"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .974"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop '65 Strat
  • Middle Pickup:  Custom Shop '65 RWRP
  • Bridge Pickup:   Custom Shop '65 Strat
  • Wiring: Modern with 5-way switch
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: American Vintage
  • Neck plate: Vintage
  • Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Tweed