The Fender Stratocaster is probably the most iconic guitar ever produced and the Fender Custom Shop '61 NOS Stratocaster is a fitting addition to this legendary line.
The lightweight Alder body is finished in a Fiesta Red nitro lacquer, period correct, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes. The NOS finish gives the appearance of a New Old Stock guitar, one that has been perfectly preserved since 1961 and doesn't feature any kind of ageing or relic work.
The Quartersawn Maple neck has a super smooth finish and an AAA-grade Rosewood fingerboard. With a 10" radius and 21 frets, the '61 Custom Shop Stratocaster also features a '60 C neck shape. It's supremely comfortable and well balanced.
With a trio of hand wound Fender Custom Shop '60 pickups it delivers all the sweeping, versatile tones you would expect from a Strat. With a crisp harmonic content and a really refined and precise tone, the 60s are some of the most versatile single coils around, a great choice for this guitar!
Yet another absolute stunner from the guys at the Fender Custom Shop!