Here is an example of what the Fender Custom Shop does like no other. They have created an instrument that is both parts a tone machine and a work of art. We love love love this instrument. The immediate response when playing is unreal. There is a great compression and a wonderful warmth to the pickups. If you are looking for a blues guitar that can drive and be smooth as silk, this is the one. This is not your classic "glassy" Strat but rather an extremely warm and sensitive instrument. The neck pickup has an unmistakably Stevie sound. It takes an aggressive hit amazingly and has an extreme change in tone with different dynamics. The middle pickup is clear and ready for overdrive. It is not of the "glass" sound but more of a rhythmic character hidden in there. The bridge allows for unreal lead tones. The HW Texas Special Pickups deliver a warmth cutting down on the harshness sometimes associated with these pickups. The 2 and 4 positions are classic "Lenny" and Texas swagger. There is no mistaking once you shift into those. There is a "gummy" sound that really pulls you in. And there is a nice push in the mids as well!
The neck is a spectacular example of an early 60's Strat. It has an immediately comfortable feel and is easy to fit from the first fret all the way to the heavens. If you are looking for an oversized neck this is not the guitar for you. It fits and feels just as a true 61 does.
And the finish...breathtaking. Well, breathtaking if you like diamond green! This is also not the guitar for one looking for a subtle instrument. This instrument not only screams to be played but also demands attention. Every angle creates a new way you see her and the relic work is subtile and true. The aging on the neck feels perfect as if it is your favorite shirt and you would assume leave your partner before throwing that one away.
Model Number: 9235001284 Serial Number: CZ546088 Finish Package: Relic Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown Weight:
Body Wood: Alder Body Color: Aged Sea Foam Sparkle Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer Sort for Lightweight: No
Hardware Plating: Chrome Nickel Bridge Assembly: Vintage Output Assembly: Vintage Strat Relic Control Assembly: Strat Vintage Wiring #2 Neck Plate: Engraved Limited Edition Back Plate & Trem Cover: Strat Parchment Relic Tremolo Arm: Vintage Upgraded 60's Stratocaster Relic Tremolo Arm Tip: American Vintage White Tuner Keys: Vintage with Fender Logo String Gauge: 10-46
Neck Assembly: 60's Strat Custom Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer Neck Blank: Maple Roasted Quasrtersawn (sorted for Dark) Fingerboard: Rosewood Truss Rod: 60's Head Style: Small Neck Head Thickness: .580" Neck Scoop: Dot Spacing: Wide Face Dot: Clay Side Dot: Micarta White Fret Wire: Narrow/Tall 6105 Number of Frets: 21 FingerboardRadius: 9.50" Neck Back Shape: 60's 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 Bolts Head Cap Decal: 56-60 Stratocaster Pickguard: 60 Strat Pickup Neck: HW Texas Special Pickup Middle: HW Texas Special Pickup Bridge: HW Texas Special Control Knobs: Strat Small Font White Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White Relic Switch: 5 Way Selector