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Fender Custom Shop Limited 1961 Stratocaster Hand-Selected Aged Sea Foam Green Sparkle


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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.                        

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Serial Number: CZ546088

Finish Package: Relic
Case: Fender Custom Shop Brown

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
Fingerboard Radius: 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