Fender Custom Shop NOS '60 'Slab Board' Stratocaster
Upgraded with 'Josefina Campos' Pickups and a Callaham Bridge Assembly
2015 Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster NOS
This 'slab-board' "1960" Stratocaster was built by the Fender Custom Shop in April 2015. The guitar weighs just 7.80 lbs. and has a contoured solid alder body. Maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches and a typical medium-to-thin "1960" profile. Rosewood fretboard, with 21 medium-thin frets and inlaid white composite dot position and side dot markers. Headstock with 1954-60 style 'Spaghetti' logo with "Fender" in gold with black trim, "Stratocaster" in black and "With Synchronized Tremolo" in black beneath. Single "butterfly" string tree with metal spacer. Individual Fender [Kluson] Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. On the back of the headstock there is a black 'Custom Shop' decal. Four-bolt neck-plate with serial number stamped between the top two screws. Three-layer 'green' over black plastic pickguard with eleven screws. Three Fender 'Josefina Campos hand-wound' Stratocaster pickups with staggered pole-pieces and outputs of 6.95k, 7.08k, and 7.29k. Three controls (one volume, two tone) plus five-way pickup selector switch. Stratocaster white plastic knobs with ribbed sides and gold lettering. Callaham Model S combined bridge/tailpiece with six saddles and through-body stringing. The underside of the neck is stamped in blind "Relic" and stamped in black "Feb 12 2015" with "11451933-13" & "51780" written in pencil; the neck pocket is stamped in blind "Relic" and has the same markings as the neck dated "Mar-18". The neck cavity is stamped in blind "60 NOS", and the middle pickup cavity is stamped in blind "11451933-13". The body is also stamped in blind (under the pickguard) "Relic". The control cavity has "51780 / 318B" written in black marker. The three 'black-bottom' pickups are all signed on the underside in white marker "Josefina 4-2-14". This guitar is in mint as new (9.50) condition. Complete with the original bridge cover, tremolo arm, Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity signed by Tom Montgomery (dated "04/01/15") and all the original case candy including black leather strap, guitar cord, polishing cloth and instruction manual, etc. Housed in the original Fender 'G & G tan hardshell case with orange plush lining and brown leather ends (9.50). This guitar was purchased new in December of 2015. The owner had the pickups 'upgraded' by the fitting of three Josefina Campos hand-wound pickups - Josefine Campos continues the legendary winding of pickups that Abigail Ybarra was well-known for. The owner also had the bridge/tremolo 'upgraded' with a Callaham Model S Bridge assembly. Original pickups and tremolo/bridge assembly etc. included in case pocket. (#1970)
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