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Fender Custom Shop 1960 Stratocaster Heavy Relic, Shell Pink

A truly world-class Strat that effortlessly melds vintage looks and tone with modern playability.

Classic And Contemporary

With this 1960 Stratocaster, the Fender Custom Shop have proved once again why their guitars are amongst the most revered and sought-after. Whilst it appears to have the timeless look and classic tone of a vintage '60s Strat, its contemporary playability is what separates it from the pack.

Selected Tonewoods

At the heart of this Fender Custom Shop 1960 Strat’s tone is its specially-selected tonewoods. The 2-piece body is carved from Alder, a stape Fender tonewood that’s renowned for its full-bodied, balanced and versatile sound. Complimenting the Alder body is a beautiful AAA Flame Maple neck, which has been roasted to give it an alluring colour as well as improve its stability and durability.

Effortless Playability

The neck is adorned with a glass-like AAA Rosewood fretboard that was handpicked for its distinctively dark appearance. The fretboard features a compound radius, transitioning from an old-school 7.25" to a more modern 9.5" as you climb the neck. This gives you the best of both worlds - comfortable chording in the lower registers as well as effortless bending and vibrato at the dusty end. Rounding out this Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster’s fluid playability are the 21 Jumbo 6100 frets, which make string bends a breeze whilst enhancing sustain and tone.

Iconic Strat Tone

Electrifying this 1960 Stratocaster’s sweet natural voice are a trio of Custom Shop '60s Strat pickups. As you’d expect, these single-coils deliver exceptional crispness and articulation. Whether you prefer running straight into the amp or a fleet of effects pedals, play pristine clean or with lashings of drive - you can count on these pickups to convey the detail and nuance of your playing. The Vintage Modified Strat #1 wiring diverts from the traditional, as it allows you to you tame the highs of the bridge pickup with the second tone control.

Time Machine

The Fender Custom Shop have given this 1960 Stratocaster their Heavy Relic treatment. This is the most intensive of their ageing processes and imparts the endearing, battle-hardened character of a vintage instrument that’s been rigorously played over the decades. This is exemplified by the back of the neck, which has the inviting, satin-smooth feel of a properly played-in neck.

Professional Performance

Built by the Fender Custom Shop’s leading luthiers using only the finest tonewoods and hardware, this '60 Strat has the rock-solid reliability and professional performance of a modern-made instrument whilst retaining the desirable look and tone of a vintage one.

If you’re looking for a Stratocaster that gives you Golden Era sound and looks with the slick playability of a modern electric guitar, this Fender Custom Shop model is well worth your attention.

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  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Spread: 2-piece
  • Base Model: '60 Strat
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose, Heavy Relic
  • Finish Colour: Shell Pink
  • Neck Wood: AAA Roasted Flame Maple
  • Neck Shape: '60 Style Oval "C"
  • Head Style: Small
  • Truss Rod: Early '60s
  • Mounting Style: 4 Bolt
  • Fingerboard: Sort For AAA Dark Rosewood
  • Radius: 7.25 - 9.50"
  • Fret Size: Jumbo / 6100
  • Frets: 21
  • Face Dots: Micarta White - Wide Spacing
  • Nut: Blank Bone
  • Decal: '54 - '60 Strat
  • Tuners: Vintage Style w/ Fender Logo
  • Bridge: American Vintage Strat
  • Pickguard: Mint Green
  • Controls: Vintage Modern #1 Wiring
  • Pickups: '60 Strat
  • Included: Fender Custom Shop Strat/Tele Case & Limited Edition Certificate of Authenticity


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