We thought this was a true '59 when we spend the case for the first time. The flash coat lacquer must have some magic imbued in it as we really did see, feel, and yes smell a 1959 Strat when we first saw this piece. Not to spend too much time on the look but it really is uncanny with the color, fading, texture, and sheen of this one. The feel is "vintage" as well. When we picked her up by the horns it felt nostalgic and immediately comfortable in our hands. It is hard to go wrong with the Hand Wound Fat 50's as well. We absolutely love these pickups. Try to imagine a great 50's sounding Strat. Then add a bit of John Mayer and a wonderful bass explosion and viola...the Fat 50's live! The neck is a nice, modest, and outrageously comfortable oval "C." This is a rare chance at a 50's spec'd guitar with a transition neck carve if you are looking for a non "V." Tonally she is another stunner. The instrument can coax out Hendrix inspired tones to Buddy Holly in a breeze. And it truly is effortless to get these magical tones while doing it.
Model Number: CS150700 Serial Number: CZ550974 Finish Package: journeyman Case: FCS Chocolate Hard Case Weight:
Body Wood: Alder Body Color: Chocolate 3-tone sunburst Body Finish: Nitro Lac Sort for Lightweight: Yes
Hardware Plating: Nickle/Chrome Bridge Assembly: Strat Vintage Relic Output Assembly: Vintage relic Control Assembly: Strat Vintage Mod Wiring #2 Relic Neck Plate: Engraved Ltd Vintage Relic Back Plate & Trem Cover: Vintage Strat Parch Relic Tremolo Arm: Vintage Relic Tremolo Arm Tip: White Relic Tuner Keys: Vintage W/ Fender logo Relic String Gauge: 10-46
Neck Assembly: Maple Neck Finish: FLash Coat MED TINT Neck Blank: Maple Rift Sawn Fingerboard: Rosewood Truss Rod: Early 60's Head Style: Small Neck Head Thickness:0.575" Neck Scoop: 59 Dot Spacing: Wide Face Dot: Micarta white .250 Side Dot: Micarta White 3/32 Fret Wire: 6105 Number of Frets: 21 Fingerboard Radius: 9.50" Neck Back Shape: 60's Oval "C" Neck Nut Width: 1.650 Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .810" Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .950" Neck Butt Width: 2.200" Nut Material: Bone Number of Bolts: 4 Head Cap Decal: 56-60s Strat Pickguard: 56 Strat Parch Relic Pickup Neck: Hand Wired Fat 50's Neck Pickup Middle: Hand Wired Fat 50's Middle Pickup Bridge: Hand Wired Fat 50's Bridge Control Knobs: Vintage White Relic Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White Relic Pots: 250k 10% taper split Switch: 5 way lever switch