This is a limited '62/63 Stratocaster in a very authentic Journeyman relic Fiesta Red. This level of relic focuses on finish checking, aged guard, aged plastics, and a few light dings here and there on the body. The back of the neck is untouched which ups the authenticity.
What has really knocked us out is the rift-sawn maple neck, which sports a ’63 “C” profile, round-lam rosewood fingerboard, 7.25”-9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 medium vintage frets. It's a very authentic shape that feels quite a bit like the many early 60s Strats that have passed through the shop over the years - the resonance, snappiness, and of course, the plugged in tones. From Fender...
"Original Fender design in concert with modern appointments and a custom Journeyman Relic finish make the Limited Edition ’62/’63 Strat a timeless one-of-a-kind tool for players, pros and collectors alike. Created in the Fender Custom Shop, this road-worthy stage companion features Custom Shop hand-wound ’60/’63 Strat pickups, which are wound to the exact specs from those formidable years that burned the Stratocaster into the history of music forever. A combination of features from this transitional period are wide 12th fret dot spacing, pickguard screw spacing and a round-lam fingerboard."
Other features include five-way pickup switching, vintage synchronized tremolo and tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Lastly, the vintage modified #2 wiring with tone-saver treble bleed gives you the ability to roll off volume without losing highs.
Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
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