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Fender Custom Shop Limited '61 Strat Hardtail Journeyman, Faded Aged Fiesta Red

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This Limited Edition '61 Strat is beautifully crafted by the Fender Custom Shop luthiers, featuring vintage-style hardware and handwound Fender '60/63 Strat pickups. Enkeeping with classic Fender designs, this '61 inspired Stratocaster is another gem from the Fender Custom Shop.

Constructed with a lightweight two-piece Alder body, the Fender Custom Shop Hardtail boasts an elegant Faded Aged Fiesta Red with a relic finish. Relic’d guitars go through a rigorous ageing process so that the finish, tone and resonance of the guitar perfectly mimic the ageing process of over 60+ years of use. The Alder body and nitro lacquer give the archetypal sustain, the resonance you expect to hear from a top-end strat and will gain even more character as it ages.

This Custom Shop strat features a 25.5" scale length, Vintage-Style Tuners and an anchored vintage Hardtail Bridge that work together to ensure great tuning stability.

Enhanced with a 2A Flame Maple neck, with a '60s Style Oval “C” Neck profile and a 9.5" radius, a comfortable playing experience is guaranteed, plus the aged back is beautifully smooth to the touch. The neck also features an AAA-grade Round-Lam Rosewood fretboard, with 21 narrow tall 6105 frets.

The Hand-Wound 60/63 Strat Pickups define the '61 strat’s vintage tone, faithfully recreating the sound of a 60s Fender pickups. With a 5-Position Blade pickup selector, you can explore the versatile tones that are expected from Stratocaster. The middle pickup’s reverse-wound/reverse-polarity wiring provides effective hum cancellation and produces a clearer, clean sound.

This Journeyman boasts the authentic playing-feel of a 60s strat, which perfectly compliments the vintage design and rich tone.

This Limited Edition Fender Custom Shop '61 Strat is well worth the attention of vintage guitar enthusiasts. With stunning looks, exceptional playability and quality design you can expect from Fender.

  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Neck Wood: Flame Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '60s Style Oval ''C''
  • Fretrboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Brown Dots
  • Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21 6105 Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Bridge Pickup: Handwound Fender '60/63 Strat Single-Coil
  • Middle Pickup: Handwound Fender '60/63 Strat Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Handwound Fender '60/63 Strat Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Bridge: Vintage Strat Hardtail
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: Custom 60s Strat
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White
  • Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges

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