Description
It is no secret that the Fender Custom Shop has been creating the best instruments since 1987. In keeping with the true spirit of Leo’s original vision of the company, each instrument is built with the highest level of care and excellence. Here at Chicago Music Exchange, we have collaborated with the best minds at Fender to build the best instruments from top to bottom, tirelessly going over each spec to ensure that we offer you the best of what Fender has to offer. 

Featuring measurements and components we hand-selected from across history, our “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitars highlight important years in the development of core models like the Stratocaster, Telecaster and more. We capture the energy and essence of their respective eras with iconic fingerboard radii and period-correct plastics, matched headstocks and slab fingerboards, classic finishes and not-so-classic colorways. But that’s just the beginning of what makes our Fender Custom Shop guitars so special. We take customization a step further with rift sawn necks for added resonance and expanded control sets for tonal versatility, and every “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitar features our own custom Chicago Special pickups, designed in conjunction with Fender Custom Shop Vice President of Product Development Mike Lewis.

"Chicago Special" Strat pickups: 
  • Calibrated set - bridge to neck - for balanced output
  • Each pickup as custom AlNiCo 5 magnet stagger for optimum output balance string-to-string 42 gauge enamel wire for round highs
  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response

Model Number: 9237100392
Serial Number: R101843
Finish Package: Relic
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown
Weight: 7lbs 11.6oz

Body Wood: Ash, 2-Piece
Body Color: Aged Vintage Blonde
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
Sort for Lightweight: Yes

Hardware Plating: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge
Output Assembly: Vintage Strat
Control Assembly: Strat 1/2 Blender
Neck Plate: R Serial Vintage
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Parchment
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Upgraded '60s
Tremolo Arm Tip: Vintage White
Tuner Keys: Vintage w/Fender Logo
String Guide: American Vintage 59-64
String Gauge: .010-.046

Neck Assembly: 65 Strat 9.5R
Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer, Medium Tint
Neck Blank: Roasted Maple Rift Sawn
Fingerboard: Rosewood AAA 9mm
Sort for Dark Fingerboard: Yes
Fingerboard Binding: Parchment .060 x .280
Truss Rod: 60s
Head Style: Small
Neck Head Thickness: 0.575"
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Narrow
Face Dot: Mother of Pearl 7mm
Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32"
Fret Wire: 50085
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50"
Neck Back Shape: 60 Style Oval "C"
Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Bone
Number of Bolts: 4-Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 65 Strat
Neck Notes: Relic Fingerboard, Heavy Relic Neck Back

Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment, 63-69 Strat, Nitro
Pickup Neck: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Neck
Pickup Middle: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Middle RWRP
Pickup Bridge: Hand Wound "Chicago Special" Bridge
Pickup Covers: Vintage White
Control Knobs: Vintage White Small Font Tone/Volume
Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White
Capacitors: Wax Paper Caps
Pots: 250K 10% Taper Split
Switch: 5-Way Selector (3-Way included in case)
Chicago Music Exchange

Chicago Music Exchange

1965
Fender
Brand New
Aged Vintage Blonde
14 Years
$4,240
Chicago Music Exchange
Chicago Music Exchange
773-525-7773
Chicago, IL
1:34 AM
Monday-Saturday 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. Sunday 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

Payment Terms - Orders Internet orders may be paid for using the following methods: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. For phone or mail orders you may pay money orders and cashier's checks by mail. Just call us at 773-525-7773 to place your order. All non-credit-card orders are subject to a 10-business-day hold. We do not accept international credit card or PayPal payments from international accounts. For international security reasons, please call the store to arrange a Bank Wire: +01-773-525-7773.

Shipping Charges - Taxes and Title Separate charges for shipping and handling will be shown on your order form. As a security precaution, initial orders and orders shipping to alternate addresses may be held for extended verification. We reserve the right to make partial shipments, which will not relieve you of your obligation to pay for the remaining deliveries. All items purchased from Chicago Music Exchange are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items passes to you upon our delivery to the carrier. The published rates are for US domestic shipping only. Contact us directly if you wish to place an international order. For more information on our shipping policies, including rates, delivery times, and delays, please visit our website at chicagomusicexchange or call us at: 773-525-7773. If applicable, a separate charge for taxes will be shown on the invoice. We are required to collect sales tax on all orders shipped to Illinois.

3-Day / 15-day Return Policy If you are not completely satisfied with any product, return it for a full refund of the product purchase price, full credit, or exchange of your choice. We give you 3 days from the shipping date on Vintage instruments, and 15 days on New instruments. Credit card returns are issued a credit for purchase price. Refunds are made for product value only, excluding shipping and handling charges. New, Unopened items: You may return most NEW, untouched, unopened items within 15 days of delivery for a full refund. if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.) we'll also pay the return shipping costs. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. Vintage, Used items: We have to evaluate vintage and used guitars, amps, and other items on a case by case basis. We spend a lot of time with you and the item before your purchase to try to avoid any surprises after your purchase. AmEx credit cards: Note that if your order was paid using an AmEx card we may pass on a 3.5% fee of the purchase price to process your refund. You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, we strive to issue your refund sooner. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days). Send your return to: Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago, IL 60657 The following items are returnable only if defective OR unopened or unused: strings, harmonicas, microphones, cleaners, polishes, and polishing cloths. Software/soundware, cassettes, CDs, DVDs, and videos may be returned for credit only if they are in their original, sealed packaging. If defective, these items will only be exchanged for the same product. For complete details on our guarantees, shipping, and return policies, please contact our Customer Service Department at 773-525-7773; fax us at 773-525-2775; visit our website at www.chicagomusicexchange.com, or write us at Chicago Music Exchange, 3316 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.