Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition '59 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster Faded Aged Sage Green Metallic
Here we have a beautiful Fender Custom Shop 59 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster in the rarely seen color of Faded Aged Sage Green Metallic!
Though a relic'd guitar finish is almost as common these days as a flawless factory finish, it the was Fender Custom Shop that pioneered the process and know it better than anyone. Fender offers different levels of relicing. One of the newer levels is the Journeyman found on this '59 Strat. You get a look and feel that's used but not abused. Imagine a loved guitar that's been well taken care of, but also definitely been played. Totally broken in, but holds up like a brand new electric guitar.
Hand-wound Fat 50's pickups (normally a significant upcharge) give you the '50s chime with a little extra bite. The quartersawn maple neck is super comfortable with the '63 Strat "C" carve, 6105 frets and a 9.5" radius for easy playability on a dark AAA rosewood fretboard. We've had a lot of Custom Shop Strats here, and this is amongst the best playing that we've had. The lightweight alder body makes it an easy guitar to keep strapped on all night.
Sage Green Metallic is a color that you don't see very often - Fender rarely does it. The "Faded Aged" treatment tames down the color, giving it a super cool vintage vibe. Vintage Modified #2 wiring with tone-saver treble bleed features a master volume, tone #1 (neck and middle pickups), and tone #2 (bridge) with treble bleed (for keeping mids and rolling off highs without adding bass). The guitar also includes a Limited Edition neckplate, Custom Shop case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
If you're looking for something "classic" but with a unique twist, this is it. Come to Club Fender at Truetone Music to try it out, or make it yours right here now!
- Serial # CZ548846
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
- Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: Faded Aged Sage Green Metallic
- Pickguard: 3 Ply Mint Green
- Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Fat 50's
- Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Fat 50's
- Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound Fat 50's
- Body: Alder (sort for lightweight)
- Heavy Checking
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple
- Fretboard: AAA Rosewood (sort for dark)
- Dots: Clay
- Neck Shape: 63 Strat Style "C"
- Frets: 21
- Fretwire: 6105
- Radius: 9.5"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .800"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .980"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
- Bone Nut
- Tuners: Vintage
- String Guide: Vintage
- Bridge: Vintage
- Neck Plate: Custom Shop Limited Edition
- Back Plate: Mint Green
- Switch: 5 Way
- Wiring Vintage Modified # 2