Fender Custom Shop '60 Relic Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
One of the most spectacular Fender Custom Shop's we've ever laid our hands on, a Limited Edition (100 ever made) 50th Anniversary Relic Stratocaster. A very rare guitar indeed, we had never seen one in person. The Aztec Gold color is just amazing!
In order to celebrate the Strat's 50th Anniversary, Fender built a series of "blockbuster" models, all of them quite nice: a Mexican Strat (Aztec Gold, we had one not long ago), an American Deluxe (Aztec Gold as well), and a Masterbuilt '54 (2-tone sunburst).
But Fender's Custom Shop also had a very limited run (of only 100!!) of 3 versions of the Strat: a '56, 60 and '65. All of them beautifully relic'd and with a very unique Aztec Gold color. This one is the '60 version, the only one of the three with a matching headstock. Simply stunning and a very rare find!
A collector's guitar indeed, but also a GREAT sounding guitar, as you might expect. It has Custom 60's pickups (these don't retail separately) that offer that era's agressive and warm sound (and not so "bell-like" as the 50's p'ups, for example).
The fretboard is very, very dark, and contrasts beautifully with the golden body.
The relic is top-grade work, not as "obvious" as other relic jobs we may find. The subtle but present checking around the whole body (and headstock!) is killer.
Aztec Gold is rarely used by Fender, usually limiting its use for commemorative editions like this one, or very sporadic masterbuilds. And this is the only relic'd Aztec Gold run in the history of Fender... ever! By the way, not an easy color to photograph correctly either, so we've included shots with outdoor natural lighting so you can compare the variations depending on the light.
The guitar's condition is absolutely immaculate. Frets show NO wear, so this looks like it's been an under-the-bed trophy for nearly 10 years! You can also tell by looking at the beautiful, dead-mint tweed case...
Includes OHSC, COA, strap, cable, trem bar, bridge cover and rest of case candy. The included 5-way selector switch was professionally installed (3-way switch included).
You don't see these around ever anymore, so this is your chance to get your hands on an amazing, very rare & collectible killer sounding Strat!
Model: Fender Custom Shop '60 Relic Stratocaster 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
Body: Select alder
Weight: 3643g (8lbs 0.5oz)
Neck: 60's oval "C"
Frets: 21 Dunlop 6105
Scale length: 25.5"(648mm)
Width at nut: 1.650"(42mm)
Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Pickups: 3 Custom '60 Single-Coil Strat Pickups
Switching: 3-way selector
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1.(neck), Tone 2.(mid)
Color: Aztec Gold
Accessories: Deluxe Tweed Hardshell G&G (yellow interior), tremolo whammy bar, tremolo springs, vintage strap, Certificate of Authenticity (COA), bridge “ashtray” cover, case candy