2013 Fender Custom Shop ’60 Heavy Relic Stratocaster
Fantastic Heavy Relic Candy Apple Red over Shoreline Gold Stratocaster all the way from the very talented guys and girls in the Fender Custom Shop. Visually the guitar looks like it’s had a real life giving the impression of a guitar that has been gigged for years and it doesn’t look too dissimilar to our original well-loved 1964 Candy Apple Red Stratocaster.
The oval C neck profile feels very comfortable as it tapers from the nut to the 12th fret with a silky feel thanks to the fingerboard edges being rolled and the lacquer being knocked back to replicate years of play time. You also get a few nods to modernity with a fret wire larger than vintage spec and a comfortable 9.5 in. radius fingerboard.
The Custom Shop pickups sound great with nice chiming highs and plummy lows. The guitar has been custom spec’d with an S1 switch on the Master Volume control to bring in the neck pickup in combination with the bridge and middle. This opens up a huge range of tonal options not least neck and bridge together to give a very useable Tele type combination.
The guitar comes with its original brown tolex case, certificate, lead, tremolo arm and cover and care package all in like new condition.