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Fender Custom Shop '61 Stratocaster Heavy Relic Electric Guitar in Fiesta Red

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Order now for delivery to you on Mon 4th Jul 2022. Item may be on display, more due on Mon 4th Jul 2022.


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    Product Description

    Here at Andertons Music Co. we're fortunate enough to get our hands on various Fender Custom Shop guitars each year, to give you the opportunity to own something truly special and unique. This '61 Stratocaster Heavy Relic is as close to a "Golden Era" Strat as you can get — making it something that traditionalists will simply adore!

    With its worn aesthetics, time-honoured hardware and vintage-style electronics; this premium instrument is a '60s Stratocaster through-and-through. Its Alder body, Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard and hand-wound '65 Strat pickups gloriously blend together to deliver that classic Strat "spank". A brown Fender Custom Shop case is included.

    Key Features

    • Alder Body — Popular tonewood synonymous with bolt-on electric guitars. Serves as a superb sonic foundation for the pickups, with tight lows, bold mids and singing highs.
    • Bolt-On Construction — Produces a snappy note response for an immediate playing experience.
    • '60-Style "Oval C" Neck Profile — Provides a played-in "time capsule" feel that's extremely comfortable. Finished with nitrocellulose lacquer that's been artificially worn.
    • '65 Strat Single-Coils — Period-correct pickups yield an unbelievably authentic, classic '60s tone that's bright yet balanced. The coil on the middle pickup is RWRP, or 'Reverse Wound Reverse Polarity'. When engaged, the magnetic field in this middle pickup runs the opposite direction of the neck and bridge pickup, which eliminates the traditional 60-cycle single-coil hum.
    • Sperzel Tuners — High-quality tuning machines allow for precise string pitching; featuring elegant white pearloid buttons.



    • Body Material: 2-Piece Alder
    • Body Style: '60 Stratocaster
    • Body Finish: Heavy Relic Lacquer
    • Body Colour: Fiesta Red


    • Neck Material: Maple
    • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    • Neck Shape: '60-Style Oval "C"
    • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
    • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
    • Fret Wire: Vintage Upgrade (45085)
    • Number of Frets: 21
    • Position Inlays: Micarta White Dot
    • Side Dots: Micarta White
    • Nut Material: Bone
    • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
    • Truss Rod: Early '60s


    • Bridge: American Vintage Strat Tremolo
    • Tuning Machines: Sperzel Deluxe with Pearl Buttons
    • Control Knobs: Parchment Relic
    • Pickguard: Parchment Relic
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome


    • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 Strat Single-Coil
    • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 Strat RWRP Single-Coil
    • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '65 Strat Single-Coil
    • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    • Switching: 5-Position Lever: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
    • Pots: 250k 10% Taper Split


    • Strings: .010-.046 Gauges
    • Case/Gig Bag: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Brown Case
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