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Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic | Super Faded Aged Sonic Blue

Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special Pickups - 9.5" Radius - Jumbo (6100) Frets

Crafted by Fender's Custom Shop, the Limited-edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic faithfully recreates the iconic sound and feel of the original '60s model. Meticulously designed to capture the essence of its predecessor, this guitar features a Journeyman Relic finish for vintage appeal, a '60s Oval "C"-profile maple neck, and modern jumbo frets on a rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with Texas Special single-coils and classic 5-way switching, it delivers the cherished tone and playability sought after by enthusiasts. Notably, the nitrocellulose lacquer finish and relic process add authenticity, while modern enhancements like a flattened 9.5" radius and jumbo frets ensure comfortable playability for contemporary musicians. Whether it's the vintage aesthetic or the blend of old-school charm with modern performance, this Stratocaster satisfies the craving for impeccable tone and addictive playability, making it an ideal choice for discerning players.

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This 1960 reproduction Strat has been meticulously crafted by master luthiers at Fender's Custom Shop to capture the iconic spank, sparkle, and vibe of the original, all without requiring a hefty investment or frequent visits to your luthier. Despite its vintage appearance, thanks to its Journeyman Relic finish, this axe boasts a remarkably playable '60s Oval "C"-profile maple neck and modern jumbo frets on a 9.5-inch-radius rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with genre-defining Texas Special single-coils and classic 5-way switching, the Fender Custom Shop Limited-edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic is primed to satisfy your craving for impeccable tone and addictive playability.

Fender Custom Shop is renowned for crafting instruments that are indistinguishable from the originals. Without inspecting the neck heel stamps, discerning the Fender Custom Shop 2020 Limited-edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic from the authentic article is a challenge! With a period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish, this guitar exudes a timeless, classic aesthetic, while the relic process imbues it with the appearance of a seasoned road warrior. Nitro finishes, prevalent in the '60s, are notably thinner than modern polyurethane finishes, allowing for enhanced resonance and continued ageing over time.

The '60s Strat features Texas Special pickups - overwound, calibrated, vintage-style Strat pickups renowned for their midrange chirp, bell-like highs, and tight bass. Constructed with Alnico V magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire, these pickups deliver increased output, while hand-built using cloth lead wires and fibre bobbins ensures authenticity. Additionally, wax potting ensures microphonic-free operation, ideal for players who prefer high-gain settings.

Remaining faithful to the essence of a genuine '60s model while incorporating modern player-friendly enhancements, the Fender Custom Shop Limited-edition 1960 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic features an AAA rosewood fingerboard adorned with Vintage Clay Dot inlays. The modern 9.5-inch radius and jumbo frets enhance playability, catering to players who enjoy executing wide bends and vibrant vibrato techniques.

For those who relish the feel of a well-worn guitar with a comfortable neck and flawless fretwork ensuring spot-on intonation, Peach offers the ideal axe! The '60 Relic Strat is equipped with jumbo frets and a 9.5-inch radius, facilitating high bends without fretting out - an exquisite blend of vintage charm and contemporary performance.