Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White
Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Stratocaster Heavy Relic - Rosewood 2019 Aged Olympic White

Regular price £3,799.00
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1959 was a year of transition for the venerable Strat®. In May of ’59 we revised the way necks were made, switching from a one-piece maple neck to maple capped with a “slab” rosewood fingerboard. We also changed the pickguard, moving from 1-ply construction to the current three-ply material, and upped the number of screws from eight to 11, which also necessitated changing the body’s control route. These changes didn’t happen overnight; many guitars exist that show various combinations of these features, which makes them extremely rare and collectible. Reflecting these historic idiosyncrasies, the maple fingerboard model sports a 1-ply, 9-hole Parchment pickguard while the rosewood fingerboard model sports 3-ply, 10-hole Mint Green nitro pickguard.

 

The two-piece alder body wears a Heavy Relic lacquer finish, giving it the look and feel of a well-loved guitar that’s seen countless stages, while the tinted riftsawn maple neck is fast-playing and comfortable, thanks to the “’63 C” neck profile, 9.5”-radius fingerboard and 21 6105 frets. The trio of Hand-Wound Fat ‘50s single-coil pickups includes a reverse-wound/reverse-polarity middle pickup to reduce hum. Other features include five-way switch, Vintage Modified #2 wiring, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Product Specs:
Model Name
1959 Stratocaster® Heavy Relic®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Aged Olympic White
Model # - 9235000819
Series - Time Machine
Country Of Origin - US
Colour - Aged Olympic White
Body - Alder
Body Finish - Lacquer
Body Shape - Stratocaster®
Neck Material - Maple Rift Sawn with Rosewood Fingerboard
Neck Finish - Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape - 1963 "C"
Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets - 21
Frets Size - 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut - Bone
Nut Width - 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays - Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup - Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Middle Pickup - Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
Neck Pickup - Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat®
Controls - Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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 - American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish - Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines - Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard - 3-Ply Mint Green Relic®
Control Knobs - Vintage White Relic®
Strings - Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories - Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity