Description

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 Aged 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 Oval "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 14 oz
#CZ559200

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Eddie's Guitars

Eddie's Guitars

Call (1960 reissue)
Fender
Brand New
Hard
18 Years
$5,000
Eddie's Guitars
Granville, Donny, Nathan, Matt, Pancho
(314) 781-7500
St. Louis, MO
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