Offered is this terrific Fender Custom Shop '59 Journeyman Relic Stratocaster built in 2014. The Journeyman Series showcases a new aging process for the Custom Shop and the results are somewhere between a Closet Classic and a Relic in terms of the level of distressing applied. This guitar was aged by Masterbuilder Paul Waller who is rapidly developing a reputation as being the modern equivalent of Vince Cunetto when it comes to authentic guitar aging.

I've had a few guitars from the Journeyman series and all have been particularly good examples of the Custom Shop's work. Beyond it's superb aging, this beauty has: a very light weight Alder body with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish in Faded Chocolate Sunburst (little to no red in the burst) and a total guitar weight of just 7.4 pounds (7 pounds, 6 ounces); a AA grade flame Maple neck with '59 C shape that measures .83" at the 1st fret and tapers up to .950" at the 12th; a nice dark Rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius, 6105 fret wire and 1.650" bone nut; and for electronics, three of Fender's new hand-wound '59 single coils with VVT and a five-way switch.

I liked this guitar immediately. It just feels good to me and is nicely balanced hung or in your lap. It plays great and is nicely setup with new Elixir .10's. The tone is vintage Strat quack and clarity and the output of the pickups is right where I like them - a nice balance between vintage and over-wounds. This marvelously aged beauty is in virtually unplayed condition and the frets show no observable wear. It comes in it's original brown G&G case in similarly nice condition along with the trem arm, certificate of authenticity, build sheet and the other accessories shown.

A new example has a street price of around $3,400 but you can get this near mint example for quite a bit less. Get yourself a great Fender Custom Shop Strat with this Journeyman Relic. Definitely a superb Strat!

Capital Guitars

Capital Guitars

Fender Custom Shop
Near Mint
Faded Chocolate Sunburst
Original Hard
Capital Guitars
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