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Just arriving at Guitar Maverick! This is Fender 1959 Heavy Relic Stratocaster Model...
Custom Shop Built with Maple Neck and Rosewood Fretboard in Aged Lake Placid Blue
Don't hesitate as this took us 8 months to receive this guitar..
Perfect Weight at 7lbs 12.5oz
1959 was a year of transition for the venerable Strat. In May of '59 Fender revised the way necks were made, switching from a one-piece maple neck to maple capped with a "slab" rosewood fingerboard. They 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.
- Alder Stratocaster Body w/ Lacquer Aged Lake Placid Blue Heavy Relic Finish
- 25.5" Scale 1963 "C" Rift Sawn Maple Neck w/ Rosewood Fingerboard
- Three Custom Shop Hand-Wound Fat '50s Single-Coil Strat Pickups
- American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
- Vintage-Style Tuners with Fender Logo
- Includes Hardshell Case, Strap, & Certificate of Authenticity