With the fast-playing, comfortable feel of a guitar that’s seen more than a few stages, the Custom Shop 1960 Relic Stratocaster unites authentic vintage style and sound with contemporary features. The lightweight two-piece select alder body bears a color-over-color paint scheme, finished with nitrocellulose lacquer to let the wood breathe with pure Fender tone, while the tinted quartersawn maple neck has a comfortable “Oval C”-shaped profile, and wears the same Heavy Relic finish as the body.
The trio of hand-wound 60/63 Strat pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup, reducing RF- and EMI-induced hum in positions two and four. A five-way switch and modified wiring—including a Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit—selects pickups in almost any combination while preserving your tone, no matter where the instrument’s volume is set.
Other phenomenal features include a comfortably modern 9.5”-radius slab rosewood fingerboard, 21 Jescar 6100 jumbo frets, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity.
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Number of Strings: 6
Body Material: 2-piece Select Alder
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Aged Daphne Blue
Neck Material: Quartersawn Relic Maple
Neck Shape: Oval "C" profile
Fingerboard Material: Slab Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Vintage clay dots
Number of Frets: 21, 6100 jumbo frets
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Tuners: Vintage style with Fender logo
Neck Pickup: Handwound 60/63 Single-coil
Middle Pickup: Handwound 60/63 Single-coil RWRP
Bridge Pickup: Handwound 60/63 Single-coil
Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x tone (neck/middle), 1 x tone (bridge), 5-way blade pickup switch, Tone Saver treble bleed circuit
Weight: 8 lbs.
Every guitar purchase comes with our exclusive Sims Music Advantage. The Sims Music Advantage includes free instrument inspection, setup, picks, polish cloth, t-shirt, and warranty claims assistance.